RIP Blogsy

Mr. Bruce has a monster computer set up in his office here at home. It always has globs of his work related stuff running full bore on it, so I don't go near the darn thing. I have my little iPad that works perfectly fine for what I need.

When I decided to have a blog, Bruce volunteered to set it all up for me. I snapped up that deal without blinking! (He is the computer Guru in our household.) He set it up so that I could post to the blog with the app “Blogsy”, using my iPad. It has worked fairly well over the last few years. There have been hiccups occasionally, between Apples quirks, and problems that would pop up with Blogsy, but Bruce was always able to sort things out and get everything running again.

Well, I have been trying to post for a month, and it's a no go. It absolutely will not upload photos. After researching the problems I was experiencing, we found that the “Blogsy” originators are apparently calling it quits. They said they are not selling enough of the apps to make it worth their while to continue fixing problems as they develop over time. So, I'm out of business for awhile. There are a few other apps out there that enable folks like me to be able to blog on their iPads, but it is basically starting from scratch again. Poor Mr. Bruce is still so tied up with this months long project he is involved in for work, that he cannot spare the time to try to get this blog on it's feet right now.

So, it's adios for awhile, hopefully not too long! There's lots of cabin reno to share in our future, and always something pretty to snap a photo of around here, so hope to be back soon.

Take care, and

TTFN (ta ta for now) πŸ™‚

Teresa

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GOT SNOW?

It did warm up as promised last week. Even at the cabin. But we have tough snow in these parts apparently. Not much of a dent was made in the drifts and piles up the mountain, despite the 40 to 50 degree temps. Bruce decided to venture up to the Moosey Springs Retreat Center for the weekend, regardless of the to-his-chin snow. He brought his small rummage sale find camera. I'm glad he did; this was pretty impressive.

The garage has less of a pitch on the roof. It really piles on there.

Digging out the privy was first priority.

He dug out enough to get a swing space for the door. Then he had to jump off the drift down into the shoveled hole. He had to use snow shoes (the good ones I got at the thrift!) just to get around outside when he wasn't on the snow machine.

Get a load of how much (or little) of that metal gate is showing.

This is at the end of the covered part of the porch. Get out the shovel!

 

This bay window is broken and was tarped up when we bought the cabin. With all the snow now, we can see that this is most likely what broke the glass in the first place, probably last winter. It was put in by the last owner several years ago, and extends out beyond the overhang of the roof, which caused a lot of water invasion problems having no roof protection from the snow and rain. The snow pressing in also broke a window on the porch just since our last time up, so now it has a blue tarp cover also.

Bruce told me he fixed dinner, played some solitaire, listened to the radio and read a bit, then hit the hay. At 12:30 in the a.m. he was jolted out of bed by a noise, the likes of which he had never heard before. He grabbed a flashlight, jumped into his boots, and ran out to the porch. A great big chunk of the snow had slid off the roof with a crash.

 

By the following afternoon, most of it had come off. There is a wood burning cook stove on the enclosed porch, and where that chimney comes out of the roof, the weight of the snow sliding off bent the stovepipe like a straw.

 

Oh my goodness there is a long list of fixes to tackle this spring to get this little abode back on it's feet! It is most certainly usable right now, but is also at a point where if we don't jump on the disrepair it has befallen, we will be in a peck of trouble a few years down the line. Hmmm……kind of reminds me of a house we bought awhile back πŸ™‚ Thankfully the cabin is less than a quarter the size of our house, so fingers crossed it won't take forever and a day to get it put in good order. Fingers crossed really hard….

 

TTFN,

Teresa

 

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