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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

If Connie makes Dickerson’s Donuts, will you come?

11-21-16 The snow made for a short week last week, but now it’s Monday morning and time to get back to building the cabin. One of the projects for today is setting the rafters. The first one went up at 8:30. The job would have been easier if the weren’t electrical line in the way, […]

An early snow at Lake Florida

11/18-19/2016 Things are about to change at Lake Florida. The weathermen are forecasting as much as 10 inches of snow so Keith & Travis went back to their other building project at Lake Andrew (a “cabin” 10 times larger than ours!) The snow started slowly, but it was wet & heavy. Look at Bob getting […]

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