Thursday, July 31, 2014
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
There was also good food and swimming but I forgot to take pictures of those! Many many thanks to Nessa, John Sean and Bill for their hard work!
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Our friends Kevin & Anie and their kids came from Quebec for a busy weekend of hard work, great swimming and a large fish!
The weekend of the super moon we went up with Maddy, Suzanne and Kristen and Tomo the incredible expanding puppy. In between gazing at the super moon,
drinking Kristen's yummy cocktails
we got a heck of a lot of work done.
Tiling! Ikea cabinets assembled! Electrical! Plumbing!
Thank you ladies for a super weekend!
Just wanted to update you on our progress. We are trying to get as much done as possible before August 30th when we will have a party to celebrate the cabin completion and our 15th anniversary.
So we have 8 weekends to get the cabin completed - or as close as we can. If you are interested in helping we will be going over every weekend and it is quite a delightful time of year to spend there with swimming, disk golf, gardening and of course cabin building.
Projects left to complete:
-Electrical: rough in wire, panel and boxes. Cable to power tower. install outlets and switches.
-Flooring: purchase, ship and install flooring throughout the house.
-Deck-rail: design, purchase and install deck railing
-Tiling: upper bathroom
-Plumbing: install upstairs sink and toilet
-Kitchen: design, purchase and install cabinets and counter-tops
Let us know if you would like to join us.
Kevin + Sonja
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
|A lunch with family and friends|
|I don't see a safety issue here do you?|
|This is the very first meal cooked on our new indoor stove|
|Men being silly with the manometer which actually has something to do with propane.|
Such a great mix of fun and progress as we begin the finishing work on the cabin. Indoor cooking! Plumbing! Hot water! It's all kind of amazing.
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Suzanne auditions for covergirl of Stair Quarterly
Games are played
Kevin questions his decision to combine Cards Against Humanity and Drinko the night before
Brendan makes his mark
Kristen makes pie magic in the barbeque
the weather and trampolining are phenomenal
and the stairs are done!
Monday, March 31, 2014
The past two weekends have been all about getting ready to do some interior work. Now that all the siding has been done, it' time to get in some of the elements of the interior. First step, the stairs!
Maddy preps the drywall after the very first insulation is put in.
Kevin contemplates the wall before getting started. The idea is to use the space under the stairs for storage.
First stairs go in
several stairs in
All the straight stairs are in! Now to install the curved stairs at the top and the bottom.
Spring is sprouting up all over and to make the landscape even more lovely to look at our land partner Bill has been making some very cool rock sculptures.
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