Friday, December 9, 2011

A long time since my last post here.
We now have some snow and have seen below zero temps.
Not a lot of snow yet so the ice on the lakes should be good. I have heard there is some real good skating ice in places on the lakes right now, smooth and clear...but that is not for me.

...the big news, I turned 50 last weekend. It was an uneventful day for the most part, but my wife is not one to get just a "5" and a "0" candle and call it good, she actually gets 50 candles. I won't post that picture here, it was quite a flame.

The projects are going slow but steady. We have divided up forces between two projects now, the new house we have been working on for over a year and a major remodel we started in the early spring. I don't believe I have said much about that one here so I will talk about that a little...

It is a log "kit" home, not the type we usually work on but it seemed like a challenging project and the end plan looked pretty cool so I decided to go for it. Initially I thought I would find some more help and get it knocked out more quickly but that never works out as well as I would like.

Here are some shots of the cabin as it stood before we started:

Here would be an example of the kinds of things were are doing here. This is a "before" shot of one area of the lakeside roof:


And here is an "after" shot of the dormer that was added there:
I will post more shots of the project later. It has been ongoing for some time and is coming along nicely.