Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Cabin Work

The title does not sound right.... cabin and work? Turns out we have much to do before we get to enjoy our new cabin this year. Ahem.... new to us, obviously... our cabin is many moons old, and has a few "aches and pains" associated with it's long life. We have to put in a bathroom right away - per the county (and me... not much of an outhouse girl). That means we have to add a holding tank. Since the digger was going to be out, Dave opted for a new patio too, to keep the water from pooling by the cabin. While this outside work is going on, we also have some carpenters tearing down walls, floors and ceilings and leveling things out. Our kitchen and master bedroom were thankfully already redone by my mother and step-dad a few years back, so we've just got 2 bedrooms and a living room in disrepair. My mom (who lives full time next door to the cabin) has been "Gladys Kravitz" for us during the week. She'll run over and chat with the workers, snap pictures and make design suggestions. Here are some shots she took for us.

(Photo credits to Gladys, er, Kim.)

This is the outside from the back. I'm calling this the "before", even though it is after the yard was dug up.

Here is our new patio... hooray! Dave has to do the retaining wall around it this weekend, but by the time we get up on Friday, we should be able to do some al fresco dining!

The inside shots are crazy - this is after all the walls and ceilings were torn out. We are going to get rid of the rickety ceiling beams beams and make the guest room have a vaulted ceiling! We were thrilled when we found this was an option.

We are also discovering old windows behind the walls - where the old cabin was added on to. This is soon to be 1/2 bathroom, 1/2 storage closet. Hooray for a toilet!

So what to do while the inside is in disrepair? Enjoy the outside! Here are some pictures from the past few weekends at the lake.

Griffin and his cousin Oliver got 4 wheelers to zoom around on. Obviously they love them.

Lots of lake swimming going on.

Gotta love the slip and slide :)

A few more weeks of chaos to come and then we'll be able to enjoy things up there even more!

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