Saturday, 30 January 2016

Bay Window Panels are Done!

We chose colours for the exterior of the LBH a while back... We were going to paint last summer & then we kinda got lazy. So we didn't paint the house. We actually sat around and drank beer. 

However, we designed decorative panels to go under each leaded glass window in our "bay window room," facing First Street in Atlin. Then our trusty carpenter built them for us! He installed them last week, and they look amazing!

It gives you an idea of what the LBH will look like when the rest of the house is painted. At least then it'll be finished on the outside, right? That is our major project for this summer. It'd be great if we could build a small balcony for the front door, too...

We are very happy with how the panels look. Way to go, Rick! Thank you!

Tuesday, 12 January 2016

January Visit

We finally made it down to Atlin for a weekend. It was too short a stay... We were there last in November. There really isn't much snow this year. We tromped with the kids across the nearby alkali flats and up a small ridge. There was a gorgeous view of Atlin Lake, a large blue sky, and animal prints for us to follow. 

The lake is still open - it should normally freeze up in January - as it's been a relatively mild winter so far. We heard that there are many animals in and around town: lynx, wolf, deer... They're apparently waiting to cross the lake to forage or hunt on the other side. Various tracks were visible along this ridegline. 

Saturday, 2 January 2016

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! I have a good feeling about this year. 2016! The past several months have brought much change, for the good... I believe I'm going to have more time to spend at our LBH this year, working on the restoration, and blogging about it. 😊

I retired from my career as an airline pilot, which was taking over my life... Now I am enjoying more time with my family, living in the present (more than ever) and also reflecting on what will come next. Work of some kind, but I don't know yet... Certainly I will work on fixing up our tiny, former brothel - it needs more attention!

I wish you health & happiness in this new year!