Thursday, June 08, 2006

The Cabin

About five years ago, a man with a cabin for sale invited us for a weekend stay at his place in the hopes that we might want it. We ended up buying some property just down the lakeshore a week later and Dave was felling trees before the title was clear.

This is our third building. We started out in a tent until our little cabin was built. The next year we built a 24 x 24 foot shop. After spending that summer up on ladders and a very steep roof cutting rafters that were not quite the size they were supposed to be, we were happy to find a builder who was willing to build the shell of our "cabin". We may have gotten a little carried away. It seems to be a house.

Last summer we did the exterior finish work and started in on the interior. The biggest milestone of 2005 was completing the bathroom with flush toilet and a hot shower. Yippee!

On Tuesday we moved into the kitchen. Stove, refrigerator, sink and cabinets - it is all progress. The corner base cabinet is missing and the countertop is plywood for now. There is still work to be done. It is a fun project and a pretty place.

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