Last year our 4th of July trip to the cabin was filled…filled with laughter, voices, kids , dogs, etc. This year MY trip to the cabin was also filled but in a different way. It was filled with peace, solitude, silence and a bit of work. When I was down there with the girls for Memorial day I did get most of the siding up (at least on two walls) Boulder lumber had a minor omission on my order so a number of the trim boards were MIA. Before I went back down I ordered up the missing bits and some larger pieces to use on the facia.
When I arrived at Moontree Friday evening, the air was hazy and a bit smokey due to the fires in the west and south. Six hours in the saddle…ah behind the wheel…had me longing for a stretch and a bit of activity. First on the list was to unload the truck and air out the cabin, once that was done an ice cold bevy was enjoyed with the chirp of the birds.
I had spend the last few weeks cleaning up our rental property after our illegal sublet tenant bailed. With that project I ended up painting every room but the bath, and painted all of the exterior windows and doors. I knew there would be a little painting work here to…but when you get to work on your own place the work part fades a bit.
Saturday I got the rest of the window trim / door trim up and even caulked a good bit of it. Sunday I got the west and south facia up and added the drip edge to the west roof. Sunday I did some priming and tile work. I would have completed 100% of the cabins floor tile but ran out of adhesive with about 6 sq foot to go. The bummer there was I had 1/2 a bucket more at home that I could have easily slipped into the truck.
Monday morning I got some painting done on the front, (one coat of color an door trim)