Bass Lake School

The rebirth of a country school

Month: October 2018

Happy Halloween!

Stop on by for a treat or warm yourself by the fire!  We’ve got the bell tower filled to the top!

Blanketed Up

Or, alternatively titled, “we got through all the things on the checklist that we hoped to do but didn’t think we would get done before winter.”

Admittedly, the checklist still has a few items remaining. (Note the Install Window = 1:  so close!!)

chalkboard

But if we are honest with ourselves, and willing to once again re-arrange our priorities, we got the essentials done.  The last HUGE one was spray foaming the main floor.  What a big project!

Not only does it look entirely different in here, it sounds different.  It echos in ways it never has before.

The key though, is that we can heat up here now and not have to break out this monster.

propane generator

Just opening a few vents and the door to the basement warms it up enough to work up here comfortably. 

Just in time too, as we had our first frost this week. I’m thinking it’s time to bring my work computer and the coffee pot upstairs and work where I can see the snow start to fly.

You will see less of us for the next couple months, as we spent all our savings getting to this point, so we have to wait until the bank account rebuilds and work on stuff we already have.  But never fear, the next improvement should be a good one.  Sneak peak here:

Closing note, we lost one of our team this week.  Scoobi Ruby will be sorely missed but always a part of our story.

An electrifying addition!

If you stopped by during the Ramble, you might have noticed a work in progress.  At that point, we were about half way through getting all the electric work done at the school.  It’s a bit of a tangle.

I’m quite excited that we will have lights up in the bell tower eventually, so once the bell is up there, you’ll  not only be able to hear it, but to see it too.  (Right now it’s just Whooty the Owl up there, but eventually….

We brought in Dalles Electric to do the heavy lifting, and they did a fantastic job.  They even allowed us to let Henry help, and added tasks to our chalkboard for him (and us).

Who is Henry, you ask?  Well, here he is on break.  He moves around quite a lot, but is actually quite social (and surprising when you find him in the passenger seat of your car unexpectedly.)

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