Category: Daily Life

Gray Water Muck Out

By , August 15, 2018

A week or so ago, our shower drain clogged. That’s not a big deal; we keep a plunger in the corner of the shower stall, and one often gives it a few plunges in the middle of a shower. This time, the clog came right back. Soon, we had standing water in the stall, with only slight draining.

We had a problem!

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Mark hit gray dirt…er, pay dirt! (Photo: Michelle L. Zeiger).

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Hardwood Floors

By , July 26, 2018

Often an enticement listed in Real Estate ads, our cabin has hardwood floors. Not just any hardwood floors—they’re probably antique.

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The homestead cabin’s hardwood floor (Photo: Mark A. Zeiger).

Many parts of our cabin come from salvaged buildings, mostly from the historic Fort Seward in town. The U.S. Army built the fort around the beginning of the previous century.

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