Archive for October, 2011

Building the Littlehouse Porch Roof

by on Oct.16, 2011, under porch

We went up in mid-October to put a roof over the Littlehouse porch, and since we needed a bit of extra help we had to contact professional roofers for assistance to get the job done much quicker after we got all the materials we needed from a Timber Roof Truss Supplier and a hardware store with plenty of building supplies.

Littlehouse Porch Roof in progress

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A Little Adventure

by on Oct.02, 2011, under Area

On all of our trips to the Ranch, we pass by a turnoff that says, “Perkinsville – XX Miles” (I don’t remember how many miles, maybe 17 or so…)

So on this trip, on the way back, we came up on that sign again, and I thought, “Maybe this is a shortcut to I-17… Seems like about the right distance.”

So As I was making the turn to Perkinsville, I asked John, “Are you up for a little adventure?”.  Turns out, it was a little more than I expected.  The road started out as a nice paved two-lane road going to the Drake Cement Plant.  Within just a couple of miles, we got the dreaded sign that says something like… “Travel at your own risk, unmaintained road”.  But the road was still in pretty good shape, so we decided to continue on.  Here is the path we ended up taking.  Starting at Drake, and ending up in Jerome, AZ.

Drake-Perkinsville-Jerome Road

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September 2011 Visit

by on Oct.02, 2011, under porch

John came down to help with the porch construction a little bit during September.  We started out by cutting a notch in the vertical trim pieces for the roof ledger board to fit into.  I used my “poor-man’s sawzall”.

Notching the trim

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