May 8, 2018

Our Cabin Update

Last Tuesday we hoped our cabin would be delivered right the 2nd time around. Fred was able to get out of work a few hours early. We headed down. We were close to arriving and my phone rang. I swear we all stopped breathing. It was the delivery man saying he was picking it up and on the way. *deep breath* Everyone was there...again and guess what this time it was the right size!!!
Look at the difference in the first one on the left and the correct one on the right. 8 feet really makes a large difference doesn't it? We sure think so. Here is the inside on the day it was delivered...
 
This is our 12x24 home away from home. The hole in the back wall is for the AC that is sitting on the floor. Now it's time for us to finish the inside the way we want. We went down Saturday and started on the work...
I was trying to help my dad with the trench for the underground electric to our cabin. I got fired. I was taking too long, not going straight, and not going deep enough. So Dad took back over. But...
I did fill in the trench and received an A for that work haha. I do try I really do. Jeremiah has had so much fun. We've been making sure he is included in all the work so he can learn about what it takes to make a home a home. We went shopping with my Dad and got 3 carts worth of goodies. Insulation, electrical outlets and all the things connected with making our cabin have power, and 2x4s for reinforcing the front and back wall. Jeremiah said we take for granted walking into a place and it has a plug that works. Boy I didn't realize everything it takes either. Here are some of our work pictures...
 
We are having a blast making it ours and boy we learning a lot. I'm so thankful my Dad and Uncle know how to teach us how to do this. They both worked building houses for many many years. We have a lot more work to do but we are really enjoying each moment. What memories we are making. We will be going back down this weekend and are planning on throwing in cots and staying for our first night. We can't wait!

9 comments:

  1. Yay! Full steam ahead from now on, making your little home away from home. I look forward to seeing many more WIP pictures.

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  2. Oh wow! your cabin is going to be amazing when you have finished it! It is surprising what it takes to make the inside of a house, isn't it? Thank you goodness you have lots of willing helpers!
    Have fun! All that hard work is going to be worth it in the end :o)

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  3. How cool! You'll appreciate it so much knowing you put in the work to make it just what you want.

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  4. That's so exciting! And yes, definitely lucky to have someone that can help with the details of making it work. I'm fortunate DH has learned all of this through the years as well.

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  5. Oh Katie, I'm so glad it came, and the right size too! I'm looking forward to seeing it come together, what a wonderful family project to work on.

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  6. I'm glad you got the right cabin this time. How fun to have a blank slate to make your own!

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  7. It's all coming together so beautifully.

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  8. So glad everything went smoothly with the delivery this time! Looks like you guys are doing a great job making it yours and that Jeremiah is able to help out too. Can't wait to see the finished product!!

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  9. Great work, nice to see the boy earning his keep too!

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