Meet Eldranth Foalen

Image: Location of the Ll’Ellendryn within the Milky Way Galaxy.

I decided a while back that I should write my science fiction stories under a pseudonym, partly to keep my fiction and nonfiction writing separate, but also, who is going to buy a book by Barb Faggetter (other than her friends)??  It’s just one of those names … so if I have to struggle with the weird name problem, why not just make one up that is completely free of any baggage.  So, meet Eldranth Foalen, one of the main characters in my novel.

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Soffits and Other Trivia

Image: Our cabin with edge trim and soffits installed.

Well, we finally won the marten war.  We managed to get the soffits (shiny black material located in the eaves in the above photo) installed in and around weeks of rain.  Mr. (or Mrs.) marten has been around, checking out our work, and has deemed the cabin completely marten proof.

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Boats, Boats, Boats …

Boats seem an inevitable part of our existence, living up near the head of an inlet as we do.  Every year, I think, “Well, the boats are in good condition this year, we’ve done lots of work on them, and everything should be fine.”  And every year, our boats work hard to add just a little more adventure to our lives than maybe we really wanted.

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A Solar Dehydrator

Image: Solar dehydrator built from left over bits and pieces from our house construction.

The summer solstice is past and summer’s finally here.  The weather has become typically hot and dry, with no rain in sight for weeks.  It’s time to start harvesting the garden before everything dries up and dies.  As part of that process, we decided to build a solar dehydrator.

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