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Fortos Fort: Roof Project Complete!

After nearly three weeks of ring around the collar work, the roof project at Forto’s Fort is complete! As with any home project, we went WAY over budget–almost a 1000 bucks. That was to be expected. If you are a frequent reader of this blog you have read my stories about the famed Forto’s Fort. This place was built in …

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Forto’s Fort: Bearing of Crosses

Ognuno porta la sua croce Every man has his cross to bear Basically it means that everyone has to carry their own burden/responsibilities in life. So with Tyler up in Alaska learning to do things that he has never had to do in the ‘big city’ I think the picture is a poignant example of transforming a boy into a …

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Fortos Fort: Roof project–phase 1 complete!

“I love it when a plan comes together…” That is one of my favorite lines of all time from a cheesy 1980s show, The A-team. It took us just three and a half days and a lot of blisters, sore knees and hundreds of up and down treks on the ladder but at this juncture we are complete with phase …

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Fortos Fort: Roof Day 3

The roof project at Forto’s Fort is a huge project. We have been working on it for three days and as we go along we are finding more and more “hidden gems” along the way. Things like bats nests and a bathroom fan hooked up with a dryer vent. Things like that. People up here call it: “Old time Alaskan …

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Fortos Fort: The roof–Choices, choices

Forto’s Fort Before the New Roof  Tomorrow is a big day at Fortos Fort up in Willow, Alaska. It is when we start the tear down and begin to re-roof the cabin. We knew when we bought the place that one of the first things that we needed to do was replace the roof. Right now it is a mix …

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The Future Home of Iditarod Dreams: August 8, 2010

The Future Home of Iditarod Dreams: Team Ineka in Alaska August 8, 2010 I have been in Alaska for seven days. As I sit here in my new home I can only conger images of DIY Network’s Renovation Reality show. It is a show that follows the exploits of homeowners as they “try”, yes the operative word is TRY to …

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