My tent cabin on the Kvechak River

The Bush Life

The Bush Life
My old buddy "KAYAK"

Sunday, July 9, 2017


Today, the sun finally came out. It's been raining here sometimes pouring or on and off.



Had my coffee and quiet time then, breakfast
After breakfast, I went out to work on my driveway gate project. In my shop cutting trim on my table saw. I sure am glad I bought it.
After getting the trim cut and painted, I went out and trimmed the gates. When I painted the gates, my intention was for 2 coats but, the first coat made it look Rustic so, I left it with one.
It was a heck of a project, and it cost me nothing. I got the pallets free and I used the nails from the pallets I took apart. Well, almost free, I bought the paint.

Here is what I started out with.
I had to take the pallets apart which I thought would be hard, nope, it wasn't using the right tool

This little $4 pry bar did the trick and made it easy

After all that work, I came in and made lunch. A tortilla pizza.

Looks good, eh? I made it in one of those Red Copper pans as seen on tv. I bought a couple of them, when you cook in them, no matter what, you can clean it with a paper towel.

For supper, I had Taco soup with Penne Ziti.
Watermellon for dessert.
I bought one of those screens you see on tv, it's split down the middle. When you walk through it, it closes automatically behind you using magnets. It works great, well worth $14. 

That's it for now, I will post again soon when I finish my driveway gate. Take care.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017


Happy 4th to all of. Hope you are enjoying it with family and friends. I myself am just sitting back and taking it easy. Not much going on,  Randy is still in the dumps but, I'm sure he will recover. I have been working on a project,  I am building gates to close off my driveway hopefully to prevent theft.

I am building them from pallets I got free from Lowes. I've noticed new flowers growing in my front yard.

I also noticed the first Fireweed.
I've made acouple of purchases. A new generator, a Generac IQ2000. The guy I bought it from paid little over $800 for it and sold it to me for $450. He decided he needed a bigger one.

It works just as well as my Honda EU2000i except, it is quieter, has a fuel gage, tells you how much running time is left and has 3 speeds, eco, standard and Turbo.

I also bought a post hole digger for a $100, it is 3 months old. I can change the bit and use it to drill through the ice.

I haven't been doing to much of anything else because it's been raining here for ever it seems like. I do miss going out to the cabin, Randy said he would ask around to find me an affordable pilot un til he is back in the seat again. He is such a good friend.

Well, that's it for now, will try for a more interesting blog soon. Take care