I took the girls down to the cabin between Christmas and New Years. I had a load of the Blue Stain pine T&G to install and we opted for a little quiet down time. Tori stayed home and had some quiet time of her own. She actually roughed it a bit, as we did, because just before I left we discovered the water heater was leaking, and I had to shut it down….I replaced it on New Years Day when I got back ( but that will be another post in itself).
The Snowy driveway
My main goal of this trip was to add some more of the siding, In this case on the back wall. I brought down (20) 12 foot lengths, some 1x for the closet wall end, and a few bits of the cove molding. Another side project was the “speaker” shelf. Here I joined some blue stain 1 x 6 into a shelf for holding the iPod speaker sound system in the dining / sleeping nook.
We got down to the cabin a bit after sunset and the cabin’s passive solar was once again doing its thing. Temps were in the low teens, but it was a balmy 48 inside when we opened her up.
Sunsets at the ranch
Thursday morning I promptly got on the siding and was pretty pleased with my progress, Friday I combined some cove trim with the last of the siding and got a temporary shelf up on the new brackets I installed Thursday moring. I was still adding some poly to the shelf so that did not get fully installed until just before we left.
Thursday morning...Maybelle resting in the truck
Siding start on the back wall
Totally Cool Wood grain
We got a small hike in on Friday, despite the snow and Tasha’s crappy footwear, when will the Ex and a 12 year old learn that Fashion does not beat usability.
Taking a break hiking
Shoe drying in the middle of the night
Speaker Shelf taking shape
In addition to the siding and shelving and cove mold, I did cut in two more windows. These are the pair that flank the chimney pipe and provide main level viewing to the north. The blue tarp is still in place on the north wall, so the views are not quite there…but it looks better than storing all of my nails and bits in the old window holes. I have just one more window to instal in the loft. To store the nails out of site and use up some of the small siding bits I boxed in the below the seating area in the dining / sleeping nook.
Two new windows installed
seat bases boxed in
Miss Maybelle had a good time on our hike too.
Our sparkling snow dog