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Pompey (map)
 

Pompey Weather

 

Jim's mountain bike

 

Dave and Kristen at a house party

 

Hema with really big ugly feet

 

Jeremy and Alex dressed up for Halloween

 

Dad, John, and Cathy in the early 1980s

 

Simon with wild hair at a house party

 

Martin and his bitch Eric

 

Jim, Lucie, and Jack sitting in the Mule

 

Clearing snow between the house and the garage on a typical snow year

 

Dad (Copyright Lucie Wellner)

 

Lucie in her Halloween costume, dressed as a flower girl

 

Dressed as a spicy, smoked snack for Halloween

 

Sleepy little George

 

George and Posey snuggle together for warmth

 

George in her special spot on the chair by the window

 

George in her special spot on the chair by the window

 

Our house from the southeast, and the barn to the left

 

Preparing for yet another trip

 

Lucie lounging in the snow in the meadow

 

Lucie in the meadow

 

The meadow near out house

 

The path to the meadow

 

Trees near the meadow

  Basement
 

Hand made heating register (that closes) and recessed light in the basement bathroom

 

The basement bedroom

 

Bedroom closets beneath the stairs

 

Hallway leading into the basement bedroom

 

One of the shelves in the stairwell

 

Hallway leading to the flat files; doors on the right lead to walk-in cedar closets

 

Entrance to Lucie's walk-in closet

 

Hand made maple heating register with cherry knob for adjusting the flow

 

Jim's walk-in cedar closet with lots of supplies

 

Cedar drawers in Jim's cedar closet

 

Laundry sink with extending faucet head

 

Hand made maple plug outlet cover

 

Hand made maple plug outlet cover and cold air return

 

Hand made maple plug outlet cover and telephone jack

 

Posey and George on the bed in the basement bedroom

 

Posey in the stairwell

 

Looking down the stairs

 

Looking up the stairs

 

Cabinets housing the electric panel and spare light bulbs

 

Another one of Jim's creations -- a hand made maple light switch cover

  House
 

Oak braces stacked and ready for use

 

Braces made of black walnut used in the studio and dining room

 

Bustin' a move on the foundation

 

Butterfly detail in the fireplace mantle; this mantle design is actually an unplanned "fix" to an error in the frame design

 

Chandelier center detail

 

Final chandelier hanging in the living room in front of the granite fireplace

 

Chandelier before adding the pine boughs and pine cones

 

Collections of pine cone bits

 

Sample pine cone before being affixed to the chandelier

 

Steve at work on the pine needles

 

Beginning the construction of the chimney

 

The chimney tent, used to keep in the heat during construction of the chimney

 

Granite facing on the foundation

 

Extra deep foundation

 

Foundation part-way through construction

 

Mason laying the flagstone floor of the front entrance

 

Everybody standing around during the house raising

 

Standing on the frame on the day of the raising

 

The master bedroom on the second floor

 

The house, just after completion of the roof

 

John standing in front of the rafters before they were lifted into position

 

The woods on our property (Copyright Lucie Wellner)

 

Collection of post and beams before being assembled

 

Collection of post and beams before being assembled

 

Workers busy with the barn raising

 

Intricate work and the steady hand of the crane operator

 

Working on the beams to connect the third bent

 

Chipping brush to prepare the house site

 

More site clearing activity

 

Work progresses; Brian takes a rest

 

Winter '93 -- deep snow nearly to the roof of the back porch

 

Winter '93 -- the driveway had to be shoveled by hand because no plow could move that much snow; the shoveling took three days

 

Winter '93 -- the snow is deeper than young Colin

 

Winter '93 -- front of the house after the storm

 

The stairs leading to the second floor

 

Valley rafter detail; the room below is Lucie's studio

 

Man uses giant wooden mallet during the frame raising (Copyright John Lawyer)

 

Doing finishing work on the second floor

 

Furry face

The living room of our house

 

The house as seen from the back yard

 

Breakfast of champions

  Touareg
 

The back shelf fits into the cargo cover slots and serves as a storage place while sleeping and for organizing gear

 

The bed, extended with the seats forward

 

The bed, extended with the seats forward, seen from the side

 

The bed seen from the rear of the vehicle with the homemade futon

 

The bed sits on a platform that is attached to the floor using the existing seat bolt holes. This was accomplished using a metal plate and some washers.

 

I placed rubber-backed carpeting on the floor to protect the truck interior

 

An empty truck seen from the back without the futon

 

The floor showing the hidden compartments

 

To extend the bed to full length, the seats are moved forward and two "extenders" slide forward; these hold the extra floor and futon bits

 

Detail showing the retracted extender; the metal brackets allow the extender to easily slide forward

 

The platform before the carpeting is installed, seen from the side

 

The platform before the carpeting is installed, seen from the rear of the vehicle