Started last year in early summer to construct a “ fun project”. The sauna ( or steam bath as they say up north) began with the concept of having a relaxation space that could be used all year round. Toss up between that and a hot tub, perhaps both eventually, time will tell. In the first pic, the floor pad is laid out and consists of a 6 inch thick ( overkill) pad of reinforced concrete.
Roxul insulation covered with aluminum vapour barrier to retain the high heat.
One important point is the addition of fresh air intakes and exit vents.Rear west side view.
The interior views showing the wet rock heater, thermostat, hygrometer and thermometer as well as lighting and cedar lined walls.
Once completed, the sauna has performed tremendously. We estimate that with the current electric charges that each usage costs about 60 cents!
The enjoyment factor is huge, and all in all, a VERY worthwhile project.
I have uploaded information in the raw form ( unsorted) in order for people to browse. As I figure out relationships to people and places, I’ll update the page to reflect the changes.
Starting a new year, I will make attempts at publishing all available information on the relevant Family History pages of this blog. I’ll try to include all photographic records as well, and anecdotal information known. If you are reading this and have information concerning any of the listed families, don’t hesitate to contact me via the contact page, and submit what you have to further the family trees.
The families ( ancestral to me) are:
Gall Preston Cambridge Ontario as well as Hamilton Ontario
Rollo Manitoba, Canada and Scotland
Turner Calgary Alberta Canada and Ivybridge, Cornwall UK
Sobilo/ Sabila Preston Cambridge Ontario and Zaklikow/Momoty Poland
Just fooling around trying to figure the system out. Had some changes made to the site’s layout and method of publishing and need to be more fluent with its inner workings.
We travelled to San Antonio last week……and had an awesome time! Such a clean and interesting city.
Stayed in the King William historic area, and walked the entire downtown for three days. Stopped and observed court proceedings at the Courthouse and met with two judges who spoke about the state of justice in that area. Interesting and very welcoming reception from them both.
Saw the Alamo, Governor’s home ( built in the early 1700’s) and lots of other interesting architecture.
Ate Mexican food at every turn, and even tried on cowboy boots! ( not for me….) 😉
A week well spent, and finished up with dinner at the Liberty bar with our hosts Mark and Gaby. A great night…..
Already considering a return in the autumn…….
This house was the home of Ignacy Sobilo in 1967.
The address was found on an envelope containing a letter sent from Ignacy to his brother Ludwik who lived in Hamburg New York at that time. Ignacy emigrated from Zaklikow Poland sometime around 1915-18
From the letter it is apparent that Ignacy was fluent in Spanish, but wrote the letter in Polish.