Archive for June, 2012

New Ranch Truck

by on Jun.03, 2012, under Area

We got a new truck for the Ranch in March.  This was our first trip up with it.  The truck is a 2012 Dodge Ram 1500, with 4×4 and a regular cab.  It also has a towing package, but not much else.  I’ll bet you didn’t know you could still get hand cranked windows, did you??  Anyway, this has the 5.7 Liter Hemi V8 to help pull loads up the hill.  And we should not have to worry about getting stuck in the muddy road if it rains or snows.  We donated our little black Nissan to a good cause.

Ranch Truck

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Installing Metal Roof on LittleHouse Porch

by on Jun.03, 2012, under porch

Not many pictures this time, as I got a little lazy.  We went up to the Ranch over Memorial Day to install the steel panels on the porch roof.  It only took a day and a half to do all the work, and the rest of the time we spent visiting/barbecuing with the neighbors.

The place where we bought the panels no longer could get the exact same color, so this roof is a little darker than the house.  I expect after a couple of years of fading from exposure, they will be closer.  At any rate, you cannot see the roof from the ground, due to its low slope.  You have to go across the meadow to see it.  Anyway, here is how it turned out.  It’s dirty from walking on it in this picture.

Porch Roof Metal Panels

Again, I would ask, “Why would anybody install asphalt shingles?”  This roof goes on so easy, that it’s a little embarrasing that I took a day and a half to do it.

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