I feel kind of goofy (nothing new) when I realized this thread was started in Jan 2009, not 2010. Sigh. No real harm done. Was Mike able to finish the Ridge House?
Many thanks to you, Glenn, as well, as I have been following your underground adventures for a while now on the Countryplans forum. You have certainly taken Mike's inspiration and raised the bar. I am hoping to be able to pay a visit to you at the underground complex one of these days. My plans so far are much more modest, but are definitely inspired by you and Mike. They have changed quite a bit from the start until now, and will probably change a lot more before I am able to realize these dreams. But I guess that is just part of the fun of this process.
Mahalo nui loa,
Thanks for the images Glenn. Great to see the in progress pictures too.
The north wind had already begun to cool the pond, though it took many weeks of steady blowing to accomplish it, it is so deep. When I began to have a fire at evening, before I plastered my house, the chimney carried smoke particularly well, because of the numerous chinks between the boards. Yet I passed some cheerful evenings in that cool and airy apartment, surrounded by the rough brown boards full of knots, and rafters with the bark on high overhead. My house never pleased my eye so much after it was plastered, though I was obliged to confess that it was more comfortable.
And when my army is complete, I will rule the world! But, for now, I'm going to be happy with this tiny ad:
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