George has finally found his "Home Sweet Home" after 14 years of searching. George convinced Erika to move back to Japan, but it has been an uphill struggle. There are many problems that lie ahead for George and Erika before they can finally call Japan, "Home Sweet Home". Please join them as they face the difficulties and celebrate the successes. The journey promises to be entertaining as well as informative.
Tiling the dining room floor
has been a challenge. Since a trim piece cannot be added to hide any gaps, the
logs act as a trim. In order to do this, each log must be chiseled to allow room
for the tile to slide under it. The room is 225 square feet (21 square meters).
Squaring up a room which is constructed
of logs has been a nightmare. It doesn’t help to know that the walls are not
even close to square. I basically eyeballed a straight line along a wall and
measured from there. So far I haven’t ran into any problems, but the tile has
not been installed yet. George
It's probably a good idea to invest in a bread knife
Finally, after almost 5 years,
I’m baking bread again. Hey, it’s a start! I was getting tired of eating white
bread. Besides, it’s unhealthy.
This bread consists of wheat and oats along
with almonds, cashews, and walnuts. Delicious!!! I’m never going back to plain
old white bread. I’m going to be experimenting with some 150 year old yeast
that was given to me from my hygienist in Washington. Thank you, Debbie. I’ve
been feeding it over the past 5 years. I still don’t have an oven to bake with,
but maybe a toaster oven will work. According to Erika, the real oven won’t
arrive till next October…more on that later.