Sunday, April 4, 2010

Tip - which way for ceiling fans?

Thought I'd post image I found on - I always struggled finding good data as to which to have ceiling fans turning in winter or summer. Most sites tell you to do it by 'feel' - but i never felt that was quite definitive enough. So this image lays out which way the blades turn (i.e. sides pointing up or down depending on the season).

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Opening a wildlife sanctuary

So we like the wildlife that is getting attracted to our house... we feed the ducks several times per day...
But now Sara "Ozzy" BirdWhisperer is getting her hands full...
As we have had 4 bluebirds take a dirt bath in our wood stove.  Needless to say we're calling the chimney people tomorrow to get a screen over the chimney...
Sara, Bobik, and Rommel trying to figure out how to scoop the birds out...
If you look closely, you can see them inside the firebox... not sure why - all of sudden the bluebirds just started coming down the chimney.  All seem healthy - Sara reached in and gently grabbed them, gave the pat on the head, and sent them outside and they flew away.
And we have lots of bats (we attract those to keep the bug population down)... but this little guy decided to take a nap just outside one of the doors.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Mechanicals and garage


OK - so it's not yet complete... but you get the idea... need to rearrange a bit, hang the screen and projector, and hook up the A/V equipment... 

Winter at lake

Winter has arrived - we have some mid-size critters - not sure what they are yet though...
the roadside entry at night
Looking out over the now frozen lake

the road and hill by the house
looking out from the lake side deck

A few more from the interior

Looking down stairway...
Hallway to the master suite...
master bedroom

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Interior images

view looking up the stairs
Master Bath
lighting and HVAC
master bath
Bobik found a favorite place to sleep in the office
lower hallway
Media room
Media room 
kitchen island

great room
great room
powder room

Exterior view

Front entrance... view from Main Road.