Today I spent almost the entire day with a breathing mask on my face and an orbital sander on my hand. Sanding was more difficult then it can/should be because I am using green (undried) wood … all we could get our hands on. Green wood does not respond well to planing – some of […]

I started the day a bit earlier then usual and chopped my way through more fire-wood. Then Andreea joined the day and we went to the market – picked up my custom tailored sheep’s-wool vest …  great stuff from the neighboring village. We also purchased ~3kg of locally made cheese and stored most of it […]

Today started late again … foggy and cold … though eventually the sun made its way through and it was a nice and sunny day for work. The hardware store was closed today so no silicon to complete the shower … so that will have to wait for tomorrow. So … I got back to […]

Today as another foggy morning … this time though the clouds stuck around … feels like rain is coming … and with the freezing temperatures at night & morning it means snow is soon to follow. Before anything else I finally got around to writing a post on my personal blog … it’s been quite […]

Today was a weird … all over the place day. I started out with pre-assembly of the shower stall while heavy fog was still covering everything. That went great. It was great fun to suddenly see this large lacquered & rounded wooden post which has a faucet and shower head installed into 🙂 We had […]

A very rewarding day today … even though it started late as it was very foggy in the morning and took time to clear up. I started out with, thankfully, the last session of lifting lumber up to the barn attic … that’s finally done. From here on it will be about hauling stuff back […]

Yesterday was another pleasant day … what seems to make the days pleasant is the ability to focus on one thing or one kind of work without interruptions (be it people or forces of nature). In the morning, together with Andreea, I planned the large shelves to be built for the summer kitchen (where we […]

We ended up driving back home yesterday night (long story do be told another day). Today was a freezing frosted morning … AND the day got shorter since the clocks were moved … one less hour of work. 6pm and its dark out … which means folding up the day begins at around 4pm or […]

Today is a special report … I am writing this from Targu Mures (my fathers home town – about 70km from where we live). At around midnight last night Andreea received an SMS message and 2 hours later  we were on our way to her 2nd home birth here in Romania. I tagged along as […]

Today started out with a short visit to pick up milk from neighbors a bit further away (walkable distance, but we took the car). We got out late … the morning was freezing. On the way back we stopped at our next-door neighbors where we were offered the horse and carriage to complete the hay-collection […]