I posted a blog at the beginning of spring with what the cabin was like when we go up there after last winter. We a lot has happened since that post and I just thought it would be good to bring my blog up to date.
The Family has put a lot of work into getting the cabin to a point were we could start using it on the scheduled July 17th start date. To be honest with you I didn’t think we would be able to get all the work that was needed done. Fortunately the Family pulled through. The following is a rundown of all that was done, along with pictures to show the progress of the work.
On May 20th Linda and I took the frig that we bought and the Oven that was donated, up to the cabin and got them installed. We also go some of the varnishing done and the door for the water clean outs installed.
On May 26th we had a great work effort where the Huntman family came up and Chad cut down about 18 to 20 dead trees. We also started the Rail work in the loft and put in the shelving in the back bedroom closet.
On June 2nd we started in ernest to work on the Railing upstairs, at this point I was really worried about being able to get all the work done with only one month left to go.
On June 9th we got a little more done on the rails (ok it was really looking bad at this point).
On June 16th our prayers were answered and Art and Steph Maxwell and Micheal and Trish Griffee and the Coombs and Sharp families all came up to the cabin to work. We worked hard all weekend and the results were spectacular.
On June 23th Linda and I worked hard to cut down a tree by the river bridge and trim, shape and fit it for the knewl post for the stairs. This took us about 14 hours to do.
On July 7th we finished up with the stair rails, I couldn’t believe we had most of the rail work done. Now all we needed was to get the varnish on the rails and walls.
July 15th, with two days to spare we finally got all the varnishing done.
We still have some trim work to do but that doesn’t stop people from going up and using the cabin. We will work on the window sills and other log trim work over the next few months as we have the cabin scheduled. But for the most part the cabin is ready for people to start using .
Linda and I are hopeful that family members will now be able to use this great leagacy that Grandma and Grandpa Coombs have provided for our family. We hope that those who use that cabin may feel the wonderful spirit that is there and feel closer to Grandma and Grandpa and family.
Here are the pictures that have been take this summer showing the progress and work that was done.