Off The Grid

Living off the Grid on a west coast island

Can be told


Although it was great to get foundations and be attached to the rock, I was pretty happy to get walls and a bathtub. I was very excited to get a roof and pretty darned pleased this week when the deck began to take shape. But you can colour me over the moon happy with my new doors.

Tom, who designed the basic concept of the renovation is a talented artist and carpenter. He agreed to make us two doors. One from the dining room to the deck and one from the guest room to the deck. He made them out of the fir beams that came out of the original roof over the kitchen. They are gorgeous. This door is off the dining room.

And this one is off the guest room. The tiling at the door in the bedroom is the same as at the front door, under the fireplace and eventually the back splash in the kitchen. We will also put a little bit in the dining room as you enter off the deck…

Craig installed both today while I worked on my stories. E contemplated how he was going to install the fan in the bathroom.

I say that I’m writing  stories, not a book so I don’t get overwhelmed. I figure if I write a bunch of stories which I might one day combine to be a book I won’t get so intimidated. My first story will go in the next issue of the Tidelines. I will add a link to the story on the home page of the blog and will tell you when I add to it..

Not sure if anyone other than me will be interested in the subject matter but one always has to start at the beginning, with the first story, before the greater story

can be told.


Author: Off Grid Islanders

We are a retired couple living on an off grid island on the West Coast

6 thoughts on “Can be told

  1. Looks lovely…..lots of work being done by all! Love your stories./blog…….keep them coming

  2. Those are beautiful doors and made from recycled wood no less! I look forward to reading your first short story.

  3. Beautiful doors with lots of glass to give you great views. I have been writing stories, but have put them on the shelf for quite a while. Like you I wonder if anyone else would be interested in what I have to say. I look forward to reading yours. – Margy

    • Thanks.. I think at the end of the day.. we just have to write what we want to write whether anyone reads it or not 🙂

  4. Simply lovely, Tom does great work. I’m looking forward to seeing all the changes on my next visit to DeCourcy.

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