Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Time flies while it's raining

Well, we have our stairs in and most of the drywall installed. Were planning to install the floors this week, before mudding the drywall and painting the walls, so they could get dry and acclimated before sanding and finishing. Everything was starting to click along...

But Noooooooo... it absolutely had to RAIN again. Grrrrrrr  We got a brief respite from the rain yesterday, but needed to go into Manley which wasted most of the day.

We don't want to drench the flooring hauling it into the house, plus we have to move some stuff outside into the rain to do that (and hope we can tarp it before it gets soaked through). Can't finish the mudding the walls because it won't dry. Can't properly install the entry doors because that means taking them off and exposing the inside of the house. Can't pickle and poly the kitchen cabinets because it's too humid. We're at the stage where most of the tasks are either outdoors or require good ventilation and relatively dry conditions. Booger snots!!

The only cabin projects we could really do during this weather are piddly things that really don't impact our ability to move in by Labor Day and could easily be done at Christmas or New Years or Easter. Arg :(

Heck, can't even do laundry... but the sheets and towels we had hanging on the line are getting rinsed really well. And it's a little too warm to go clearing brush or chopping firewood with a raincoat on.

But - on a positive note :)  Mr. Bear hasn't been around since I chased him off with the shotgun, and our neighbors finished a big enough clearing that we could move their camper to their property instead of behind our tent. Silver linings....

7 comments:

Dan said...

Thanks for the update, PC.

You struggled with frozen firewood last winter. What kind of realistic expectations do you have for firewood this winter ? Will you have time to build any sort of shed ? Will you have time to lay in a good supply of wood ?

Plickety Cat said...

We've got a full cord split already, and at least a half cord bucked and ready to split. And about three cords in logs laying alongside the trails or waiting to be picked up. And once we're moved in, we're going to head up the road to last year's fire zone and cut down some of that firekill. Pretty sure we'll have plenty for this year since the cabin shouldn't need nearly as much wood as the tent did!

Not going to have enough time for a shed, but I've been looking into the Holz Hausen method. I think stacking the firewood up in hut shapes with a tarp on top as a roof will keep it from freezing and help it dry a little faster. Not to mention be much more stable and cooler looking than a straight stack.

http://www.gourmet.com/images/food/2009/07/fo-extf-wood-house-608.jpg

Anonymous said...

Any pics forthcoming? We like pics. :)
I gather the grill that attracted the bear belonged to the people in the trailer parked behind your tent?

Plickety Cat said...

Pics are coming. I misplaced the card reader adapter somewhere in the cabin whilst taking the most recent shots *blushing*

Yes, the infamous grill belongs to the neighbors who were formerly camped in our clearing ;)

Marybeth said...

YEAH!!! Can't wait to see pictures. I was wondering if the bear got ya! I really hope you get moved in by Labor day!!!!

MJ

buzzard said...

Looking forward to the pics also!

Anonymous said...

Seems like the weather is drier -- just checked weather.com (or do they not have current info for the hinterlands?)... And your lack of posts I'll take as you are too busy doing all the stuff you mentioned to post an update. [crossing fingers]... VIVA! -- Sager