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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

There’s a lot of fishing going on at the resort today!

12-01-2017 Today our plumber Jerry and his brother Ron came to rough in the plumbing at cabin #5. As this was an existing cabin, they will need to cut a few holes in the sub-floor and fish the water and gas lines under the cabin. Keith, Travis and Justin are also here working on the […]

Cabin #5 – the roof

11/25 & 26/2016 This morning Keith, Travis & Justin came to put the roof boards on cabin #5. When they are finished snow and wind won’t be much of a problem! Sunset through the framed in lakeside windows. On Saturday morning Gigs from Perkins Lumber in Willmar came with the boom truck to set the shingles […]

Another day of work at Cabin #5

11-23-2016 The guys are back for another day of building on cabin #5. Projects to be completed today are: Wrapping the cabin in Tyvek &  framing in the lakeside windows and patio door and miscellaneous other odd jobs.Justin wraps the cabin in Tyvek while Keith & Nathan work on the lakeside framing. We thought Keith was here just to […]

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