Took a few days off of work and went down to the cabin. I left around 5:30 in the morning figuring I’d get to the parking area by 9:00 so I could ride in to the cabin before the snow started to get to soft to haul any loads. It went pretty good, the temps were in the mid 40’s when I arrived so I only took one light load in the first day, most of my freighting was firewood, so I wasn’t worried about it “disappearing” overnight from my truck.
As I said it was a nice day when I arrived on Wed, cloudy but warm. After spending the day opening up the cabin and moving things around so I could get to the front wall it was dinner time, so I called it a night and relaxed for the evening. Moving a few things included taking down 4 sets of scaffolding and hauling it out to the deck and moving the firewood I was storing inside to keep dry out to the deck as well. So it took a few hours to complete.
I woke up Thursday to about 3 inches of fresh snow and spent the day finishing up the sheetrock on the front wall and then planned to work on the stairs and/or the bedroom walls. It did take longer than I expected, which is about normal, to finish up the taping and mudding of the wall.
Dean showed up Friday morning, only a half day later than he said
Saturday we hauled the last of the firewood in and finished up the stairs, so now Jake can stop giving me a hard time about having to use a ladder
One thing that did catch my attention was the squirrels, seemed to be a lot more than usually this trip. One little gut kept sitting on the wood I have stored on the deck under the front window, he’d just sit there and watch me. I think he was hoping I’d let him in. Dean and I had that thought and made sure the door was closed at all time. I can imagine running around trying to get a squirrel out of the cabin.
So as long as they don’t mess with my insulation all will be well, first time I find their tearing the insulation up we may have to do some pest removal.