Cabin plumbing, house plumbing – it’s all about water!

2-7-17 Cabin Plumbing Jerry our plumber came today to work on the plumbing at cabin #5 and to replace our water heater. Our water heater has been installed since 1987 and finally got sick. It didn’t totally die, but when it started leaking we decided it was time to invest in a new one.Bob and […]

Lake Florida sunset

2-3-17 The sunset Sunsets are amazing! As we go through our day we will often comment, “no sunset tonight” and then magically, one appears!The reflections on the lake are amazing to watch also. The sunshine reflecting off of the snow or portions of cleared ice that glisten give¬† a different perspective of the lake and […]

Cabin siding & donuts

2-3-17 Cabin siding Cabin #5 is getting siding today. The guys are dressed appropriately for the cold morning. We’ve used “Tony’s Lifetime Exteriors” to re-side cabins 6-13. When they are finished, #5¬† will look just like all of the other cabins at the resort!Each of the guys has his own expertise. Tim is in charge […]

Cabin #5 is going to be well insulated

1-5-17 Cabin Insulation Today Rod Ziehl of Rod’s Maintenance & More came to insulate the cabin ceiling. First he stapled netting across all of the ceiling. Then blew the insulation into the cavities. His brother-in-law came to help feed the insulation into the blower. The roof insulation is finished. The cabin will be warm in […]

A trip around the resort and a beautiful sunset

12-29-16 The snowy resort The resort is looking a lot like winter these days! We’ve had snow and an east wind which creates some interesting designs and views. Our Winter Wonderland sign was blasted by snow.The drifts are about 2 feet high on the east side of the cabins. The snow is draping the windows […]

Cabin #5 gets electric lines

12-23-16 Cabin electricity When we took the roof off of the cabin you may remember that we had to put up a temporary pole for the electric lines. Today the guys from B.J. Electric will be bringing the wires through the cabin roof. By the end of the day we should be able to plug […]

Cabin #5 windows

12-20-16 Cabin #5 is getting windows Cabin #5 has been very dark inside since the carpenters wrapped it in Tyvek. Today is a big day at the resort as the windows are being put in!This is the window in the loft bedroom.This is the north bedroom window on the main floor. It certainly should be […]

It’s a fun baking day again!

12-15-16 Baking: Day 2 It’s another fun day away from the resort. It’s early in the morning and we have come together at Calvary to bake again. Today, in addition to cookies and candies we will be rolling lefse. Bonnie was the first to learn to roll lefse. Elaine had done it before. Beth and […]

Lake Florida sunset

12-13-16 Lake Florida Sunset One of our greatest joys in the cold, Minnesota winter is watching a beautiful sunset. One of the bad parts is that the sunset comes too early in the day. This too shall pass!The drifts on Lake Florida look like little mountains or maybe the surface of the moon or maybe […]

A fun day away from the resort

12-8-2016 A day away from the resort Life cannot be all work and no fun for a resort owner, especially during the off season. I love to bake, but of course the 2 of us certainly don’t need to eat all of it. One day I got the idea that I could bake at church […]

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