Welcome to Paul & Ellen Martin's Web Site

Our site covers our various interests. These include our log home which we built over the course of 30 years and some of our more interesting hikes. Activity in the log home is updated once a week. New topics will be added from time to time.

For a picture story of the log home project, start here


New Since 10/1/22: Current Journal Entry
New Since 10/1/22: Bedroom/closet wall seam


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8/28/20: Livestream interview with Steve White of LHBA 8-16-20: Watch

9/24/22: 9/18/22 Journal Entry
9/17/22: 9/11/22 Journal Entry
9/10/22: 9/4/22 Journal Entry
9/3/22: 8/28/22 Journal Entry
8/27/22: 8/21/22 Journal Entry
8/27/22: Stalled forest fire
8/27/22: Visiting coyote
8/27/22: Visiting bear
8/27/22: Bear just leaving
8/20/22: 8/14/22 Journal Entry
8/20/22: New Video: Fire Threat Preparation
8/13/22: 8/7/22 Journal Entry
8/13/22: Solar panel for tracking mirror
8/6/22: 7/31/22 Journal Entry
7/23/22: 7/17/22 Journal Entry
7/16/22: 7/10/22 Journal Entry
7/9/22: 7/3/22 Journal Entry
7/9/22: A Deer Having Breakfast at Camp Serendipity
6/19/22: New Hypercube Video
5/14/22: Rhubarb, Hypercube, and Treetop
4/30/22: Fallen Tree & Solar Panel
4/9/22: More Sequoias have been dug out.
4/9/22: Illuminating Brian
4/2/22: Most of the Sequoias have been dug out from under the snow.
3/26/22: All Loft Light Fixtures are Installed
3/19/22: Paul after being dug out of the snowbank
2/26/22: Scaffold Tower for Installing the Last Loft Light Fixture
2/19/22: Bedroom and Loft Light Fixtures
2/12/22: First Loft Light Fixture
2/5/22: Kitchen and Hall Lights
1/28/22: Bath Light, Collapsed Woodshed, Animal Tracks
1/28/22: Earl and Al
12/25/21: Cougar Tracks
12/18/21: Snow Retainers for Outside Staircases
11/6/21: Bedroom/Bath Wall Seam
10/16/21: Log wall/drywall interface and hangers
9/18/21: Brush Removal
8/28/21: Toeboard and Accident Scene
8/14/21: Flagpole, Rail, and Steps
7/31/21: Map and Runty
7/24/21: Coat Hooks
7/10/21: Last of the Baseboards
7/3/21: Loft Stair Light and Baseboards
6/26/21: Re-configuring the Scaffold Tower
6/19/21: Scaffold Frame and Screw-eye Block
6/5/21: Scaffolds for Fixing and Washing Windows
5/1/21: More Baseboards
5/1/21: Giant Sequoia Portraits
5/1/21: Giant Sequoia Progress Chart
4/17/21: Bullnose Corners on Baseboards
4/10/21: Casing Headers and Baseboards
4/3/21: Bedroom Casings
3/20/21: Bedroom Venetian Blinds
3/5/21: Casing Legs Drying
2/19/21: Casing and Baseboard Lumber
2/13/21: Hearth trim
2/6/21: Back door casing
1/30/21: Lake Wenatchee and Dirtyface Mountain
1/16/21: Cooking toast during power outage
1/16/21: Marc and Rebecca
1/9/21: First Interior Door Casing
12/5/20: Shelving and Wood Block
11/14/20: 10" Snowfall
11/7/20: Last of Flooring and Last of Logging
10/16/20: Laptop and Leaky Outcrop
10/10/20: Old Junk for the Landfill
10/3/20: Lizard and plastic
9/26/20: Loft Flooring Challenge
9/5/20: Logging Tongs
8/28/20: Big Rocks from Crawl Space
8/22/20: Certificate of Occupancy!
8/22/20: Joe
8/8/20: The "Legal Landing"
8/1/20: Insulation, Water Heater straps
7/25/20: Insulation, lizard, Robert
7/25/20: Dave and Kristen
6/13/20: "Impossible Table"
6/6/20: Wild Roses
6/6/20: Earl and Al
5/22/20: Completed upper handrail termination structure
5/9/20: Pictures of loft stair rail terminators
4/19/20: The finished guardrail and making a knuckle notch
3/29/20: Fitting the first quarter-turn
3/22/20: Mt. Mastiff
3/15/20: Work on loft guardrail
2/25/20: Handrail Balusters Primed
2/19/20: Video: Installing Balusters
2/18/20: Guardrail Balusters in Place
2/9/20: Moonset near Mt. David
2/6/20: Start of Loft Stair Guardrail
1/19/20: Finished Loft Railings
1/5/20: Another section of railing
12/22/19: Another Loft Railing
12/15/19: Completed Loft Railing
12/8/19: Completed Loft Railings
11/24/19: Newel post installation
11/17/19: Tread and newel post installation
11/10/19: New tread installation
11/3/19: Stacked Firewood
10/28/19: Firewood harvesting
10/14/19: Varnishing pictures
9/9/19: Visitor Pictures - Earl
9/9/19: Visitor Pictures - Patty
8/23/19: Tread Blank Picture
8/23/19: Video of Robert Ferrel
8/16/19: Rope and Rope Picker Pictures
8/16/19: New Dave Pictures
8/10/19: Hydraulic Ram Pump Pictures
8/10/19: Ram Pump Video
8/1/19: Gravity-operated waste valve Picture
8/1/19: Firewood Picture
7/26/19: Back Stair Rail Picture
7/13/19: Back Stair Rail Pictures
6/28/19: Ram pump mods & stair rail progress
5/31/19: Ram pump picture with compression chamber
5/10/19: Ram Pump Pictures
5/10/19: Ram Pump Installation video
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