We went out to Waterfall today. I’ve talked about the bathroom situation, but never really photographed it. So, here is our fancy outhouse…
Yep, there is no door. It hasn’t been a problem yet as people don’t generally want to hang out here 🙂
Looking down the trail at our place.
Looking uphill to our place and the deck.
Love the solar. it isn’t the largest, but its enough to keep the lights and heat on overnight and re-charge during the day.
The view for the deck would be perfect without the utility pole. But we can ignore it and still have a fantastic sunset!
We came out to waterfall to do some work today. All four of us came out. I brought the circular saw and the generator, Danelle brought the wire brush and some spray paint. After the requisite mowing/weed wacking, had the place cleared out in no time and were ready for the actual tasks.
Corvin and I went to where the old shed was and fired up the generator. We took turns cutting up long planks and moving the wood over to the burn area. This was hard work and we didn’t take any photos.
Sonora and Danelle prepped the picnic table and painted it. As an added bonus for Sonora some neighborhood cats came over and she got to pet them. Everybody had fun and we got work complete!
It seems like its a never ending job to mix and pour concrete out at waterfall. This time, its a landing pad for the stairs we want to put in for the deck. Today’s job is 400 pounds of concrete (plus the water its mixed with).
You can see from the bucket above that there was concrete in there. Its all hand mixed in that 5 gallon bucket and then poured into the form. The work is hard, but the result is good.
We finally made a trip out to Waterfall to open it up for the year. It sounds way more fancy than what it is. What it really means is that Danelle and I are going out there to work. We’ll get water in the tank, install the new sink and hose to make the water system work again. Set up the new fire pit and stain the deck. All in a day’s work!
All I managed to capture was part of the staining and the first fire in the new pit, but it was a great day!
We contracted our neighbor Jonathan to come out to our property and build a deck. I’ve tried and failed to build stuff out there to date. This was our first visit out there to see his finished work. Jonathan pointed out that he would have performed more finishing work on the deck if we wanted. Additionally, he used our off square piers that were already poured. That didn’t help the final finish, but its perfect for us!
Danelle is spraying for weeds and poison ivy. Lots of leftover scrap lumber, but a successful project in our books. Money well spent!