Putting Glass Door Knobs on the Closet Doors

Putting Glass Door Knobs on the Closet Doors

I bought glass door knobs for the entire house, but we have agreed that more modern handle sets are a better idea. Cliff works for Schlage locks and was unhappy with my choice of vintage style glass door knobs. He is perfectly content with using […]

The Right Thermostat: Lennox ComfortSense 7500 Touchscreen Thermostat

The Right Thermostat: Lennox ComfortSense 7500 Touchscreen Thermostat

When they finished installing the HVAC system, the thermostat was not the one they promised. We were told we would have the Lennox ComfortSense 7500 Touchscreen Thermostat. What we had was the Honeywell TH6210U2001/U T6 Pro Programmable Thermostat. The contractor called the HVAC guy back […]

Archdale Modular or Double Wide

Archdale Modular or Double Wide

My daughter and her husband were going to remodel the house they are in, but it may be more cost effective to sell and start over. They already have a piece of land they were going to eventually build on. Now they are looking other […]

Inspiration: Swedish Summer House

Inspiration: Swedish Summer House

In Nordic countries there is a history of Summer Houses, a simple small shelter or cottage to stay in when the weather is pleasant. This is a tradition in Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Iceland and Finland. City families who could afford to had a second home […]

We have Power & Finishing Up

We have Power & Finishing Up

The snow has rained away and they aren’t saying anything about people being without power anymore, so it should be our turn. Tuesday we met Beau and Jessica for dinner at Papas & Beer. On the way home we drove by the house. Look! They […]

Snow at the New House

Snow at the New House

The weather forecast was for snow. Crazy amounts of snow. Which we got. We are not going anywhere. When Cliff woke up, we walked down to the new house. The snow was very heavy. There were a lot of trees down in the neighborhood. We […]

Snow at Meadowbrook Log Cabin

Snow at Meadowbrook Log Cabin

We get snow every winter, but not much and not often. It isn’t even winter yet and this was our forecast! Up to 24″ of snow? Even the forecaster didn’t believe it. Here is the snow on it’s way. That’s a lot of green! It […]

We got our CO!

We got our CO!

We got the final bill for the sidewalk somebody else gets. As soon as we paid for that, the inspector came out for the final inspection. They wanted a couple of corrections. They had to add a strip of insulation on the pull-down attic stairs. […]

Timberline 483 Square Foot Cabin Kit

Timberline 483 Square Foot Cabin Kit

The Timberline Cabin Kit is a made-to-order custom log cabin kit from Allwood. It has 2-3/4 inch thick walls with dual tongue and groove wind block. The walls, roof and floor are of Nordic Spruce, a durable slow grown wood with dense grain. More Information […]

Finishing the HVAC

Finishing the HVAC

The HVAC guy started to hook up the heat pump, but the contractor caught him in time. The heat pump has to be higher. They had to build a platform to make sure the heat pump is (I think) six feet above flood plain. The […]


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Meadowbrook Cabin Floor Plan

Meadowbrook Cabin Floor Plan

This is the plan to Meadowbrook Cabin.

Meadowbrook Cabin Floor Plan
Meadowbrook Cabin Floor Plan

The house is 40′ x 26′, 1040 square ft before the additions.

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