With fall temperatures staying below freezing many days on the mountain, and my completing most of the projects I had planned before leaving, I used our family gathering at Thanksgiving as the deadline to return to Florida. Our contractor Freddie and crew have continued working on a few minor building tasks (like the roof and exterior siding) to get the cabin fully dried in before winter sets in in earnest.
I didn’t realize how much my whole world had turned into re-building the cabin until I got back to Florida. In spite of the warm temperatures and sunshiny blue sky covering the golf course, my mind is 500 miles north wondering how the construction project is going, almost every minute of the day. Freddie is a friendly but rather taciturn guy so he may be thinking of changing his phone number as I make up almost daily reasons to call him and check on the building progress.
Fortunately I did need Freddie to take some photos to satisfy my insurance company and our neighbors the Romeros walked by with their cell phone so I have a few new pics you might enjoy.
Here is what the cabin looks like with its terra-cotta colored roof. The electric line hanging across the middle of the photo runs to the temporary power pole and will be removed at completion of construction.
(The photos on this blog entry are from two different sources. I am having difficulty getting them properly sized.)
For contrast, here is what the cabin looked like in March of this year. I’ll understand if some of you would argue that we have not made an improvement on the cabin, but this tranquil blanket of snow is concealing the ravages of age, weather and critters. We also needed space for grandchildren.
The master bedroom end of the cabin with board and batten siding installed. I know it is difficult to see through the scaffolding shadows to see the wall details.
View from the rear of the cabin.
It isn’t often that we are able to get our whole family together in one place. Thanksgiving was a special time for Susan and I to be in Atlanta with our children, their spouses and our grandchildren.
Thanks to all of you who have visited Cabinwoodworks this year. May God bless you during this holiday season and in the year to come.