Slideshow (97 photos)

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


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


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


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