• August 2001- Fire Strikes!

    by  • August 31, 2001

    Russ called Larry to say there’s a fire on Rd 274, our road! Said he’d try to find out more. In the meantime Larry called Marcie and Paul, no one home. I called the Forest Service and they said it was between Thunder Way and Gentle Way!

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    July 2001 The world’s most expensive campsite

    by  • July 4, 2001

    This is a transcript of the diary I kept during the first years of our transition to the mountains. We had lived in Orange County, CA for the past 20 years and decided to check out property in Bass Lake, CA where we had vacationed for several years. No work on these two trips, just...

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    May 2001- Grading for Mother’s Day

    by  • May 11, 2001

    On this trip our objective is to have the lot graded and have a couple loads of gravel, or mine tailings, spread over the driveway. After some juggling of schedules, Dick comes Saturday morning early and started leveling out the area where the circle drive was. We also planned to fill in the drainage...

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    Design-Using the Colors of the Sierras

    by  • April 24, 2001

    One idea was to match paint colors of our home to colors of the trees, plants and flowers right here on the land. Samples of the red manzanita twigs, Arctostaphylos viscida, the deep green of the bear clover, Chamaebatia foliolosa, and lots more were collected in an egg carton. Then a very fun day was...

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    October 2000-The adventure begins…we buy property

    by  • October 14, 2000

    This area around Oakhurst has everything we need and we had such a good feeling about it, ...enough so that when we started looking for property, it was easily found. In fact, Larry, without even seeing one place declared, “Put an offer in on it!”,... which is ultimately what we did.

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