Joining forces

The joining of the stoneA quick update before I run for a live music event tonight.  I did another stone run today.  I got enough stone to join the patio with the path.  It is set in but clearly, I have not levelled it.

524 square feet of stone is 100% in place. Roughly 200 of this still is not set to level. It took me a lot of my spare time over 6 weeks to get to this point on it. The job cost me $530 dollars including stone, truck insurance and gas. Still way less than ******* quoted me for the delivery for only 144 square foot of stone. I got nearly four times the stone for $460 less than this company quoted!

I am glad I shopped around and I am grateful to brother-in-law B and sister C for allowing me the use of their truck.

Thanks too, goes out to Mulrooney Trucking where I got the stone from one of their quarries.  Specifically a big thanks to Dan who has been an awesome person to deal with.  Your customer service is excellent and I have recommended you to many people who live in the Kingston area.

An end is in sight and my arms are still not toned… oh well, you can’t have everything…

 

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Categories: Forest, Off Grid, Simple living, Tiny House Ontario | 13 Comments

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13 thoughts on “Joining forces

  1. mary

    and me…i’m really enjoying your account of hard work and integrity.

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  3. I really love your blog. I am so jealous of your way of living.

  4. Looking fabulous. You will be so toned and strong now. Me, I’d be dead, flatter than one of those stones. But oh my, they’re lovely to look at.
    K

  5. disabledcyclist

    I’m loving it (not a McDonalds reference 😛 ) 😀
    The DC

  6. It’s looks fantastic. I think you have way more square footage outside covered with stone than you do inside THO, but I think that’s as it should be. We need to spend more time in nature than indoors.

    • Indeed you are spot on Lois! The stone work takes up about 5x more space than my house, and together… even with the garden and the space around the path they are still not the size of an average home in North America…
      Have a wonderful day my friend,
      Laura

      • Good point, Laura. You have so much there and yet you are still living small compared to most. Do you often wonder, like I do, why people think they need so much house?

  7. BJ

    Hello!
    I just found your blog about two weeks ago and I was so interested in it that I read while walking with my Iphone. I have read all your archives and for me this is such a find and the coziest place on the Internet. I so look forward to your upcomimg posts!
    Thanks so much for creating this blog and showing the world your beautiful home!!
    BJ

    • My gosh… I am glad you did not get hit by a car! Thank you so much for reading about me and my humble home. I can feel the love this morning… there are two of you who read the whole gambit this morning I feel like the most important person in the world starting this day!
      Thank you! Thank you!
      xo
      L

  8. Barbara Goodman

    Hello Laura, I started reading your blog a few days ago, read back to the beginning, what a wonderful life you have , and so talented too.
    I love the stone work your doing, my husband and I set about 1000 sq. ft. of stone around a pool we built, it was very relaxing to do, of course anything to do in the outdoors we love.
    I look forward to reading more of your daily life and all the things your doing to your Tiny home, I love it by the way, we are going to move into our little home in a few months, it’s nothing as remote as yours but its a start.
    Have a wonderful evening……b

    • Thank you B! That is a lot of reading… close to 500 posts! I think you have read the entirety of a book, at least. I am very flattered.
      Best to you,
      xo
      L

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