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 […]

Life among the wood and nails

11-16-2016 Today we looked out and Sasha has settled herself in the deck boards full of nails on the Gator. She really does have much nicer places to sit than this! The guys are getting their wood in order Today they built side walls , bedroom walls and fixed the floor on the west side […]

A roof over our head

11-15-2016 Today Keith and Travis are building the ceiling of the main floor bedrooms or the floor of the upstairs bedroom depending on where you are standing.  🙂 Bob is keeping us warm and keeping things neat by burning the smaller pieces of wood.  It’s another beautiful day, we really don’t need a fire, but […]

Keith & Travis-take down that wall!

11-14-16 Keith & Travis are working on removing the top layer of the cabin floor. Say good-bye to the pink and tan floor from the 60’s! Do you think they need 1 more crow bar?  🙂  Bob just happened to have 2 more long ones they needed. I guess it’s a challenge for them to […]

Airplanes, knives and lures – oh my!

11-13-16 This morning we went to our church, Calvary Lutheran in Willmar. When we got home we put on our dirty clothes one more time, took the radio to cabin #5 and listened to the Minnesota Vikings loose (starting to sound like a broken record!) while we removed the lakeside deck of cabin #5. Sasha […]

It’s time to remove cabin #5 deck

11-11-2016 Our task today is to start removing the walkway on the south side of cabin #5. Keith and Travis will continue with other things. Now that Bob has the top boards off, Keith made short work of the project with his sawz-all! While all of the activity was going on at the cabin, Connie […]

The carpenters are coming!

11-10-2016 Bob and I have been having fun taking cabin #5 apart, but there is other fall work to be finished too. The bottom kitchen cupboards are one of the things remaining. Last night Keith Collins from Collins Construction called and said they would be here Thursday at 7:00 a.m.We are excited and thankful! Today […]

The destruction of cabin 5 continues – one piece of wood at a time

11-9-2016 Today we are going to tackle the wood on the living room ceiling and walls in cabin #5. Now that the wood is off of the wall I can just push the sheet rock out! We gave Bob the job of disconnecting the water heater. The end of another great day of cabin destruction!

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