Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Still Among the Living

Quickie update to let you all know we're still alive.

We've been busy doing roof prep and getting the floors laid, properly installing the doors, as well as doing general clearing and firewood stuff. Moving the cast iron woodstove so we could properly align the hearth before doing the downstairs floor was a serious biatch since it weighs nearly 500 lbs... G-man gunned up for the heavy lifting with the aid of the Hi-Lift jack while I frantically placed braces and attempted not to get crushed.

The walls and floors we can get to (bath & pantry are full of stuff) have been installed, all we need is to sand and poly the floors so we can move in -- we'll deal with mud & paint, etc once we're in residence. Nights are getting chilly and we're running the stove in the tent a little, but only need a tiny fire at the cabin to keep it nice and toasty... insulation is such a wonderful thing. We're getting frost nearly every night and even a few early morning snow flurries. Winter is definitely on its way.

Anyway, hoping to have the floors poly'ed and curing by the weekend, so we should be able to transfer the electrics down and move in some time next week if all goes well. I think I've found the card reader for the camera, but I can't get to it until we can clear out the piles of stuff in the pantry. I promise tons of pics as soon as we move in though!


CottonLady said...

So good to hear from you...I'm your silent lurker from Texas! Glad no injuries from moving the stove in. I was in your fair state for 2 weeks Sept.3-16th and it was sure getting chilly at night then. Loved every minute, tho. Had plenty of clothes along.
Here's hoping you will be able to get moved in next week before it gets any colder.

HermitJim said...

I know you are just chomping at the bit to get moved! Hopefully you'll get 'er done before the weather turns too Wintery!

Looking forward to seeing some pictures!

Anonymous said...

Long time coming, but I cannot imagine the relief you'll feel when you've moved in completely. This winter will be a whole new ballgame. Congrats!

Susan Stevenson said...

Nice to see a post from you. Sounds like things are moving along as scheduled. I know you'll be thrilled when you're finally moved in! I can't believe that winter is almost here. I hated seeing the leaves fall off my trees. Still not turning on the furnace, although it's downright chilly in the house. Don't feel like filling the oil tank yet. Wish we had a wood stove!

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear you are almost moved in! It must be such a relief to be in a house this year, it will probably seem like a palace!

Marybeth said...

Looking at your weather underground it looks like it's getting really cold up there. I hope you're all settled in and warm :)