last weekend, ben and some loyal friends flew out to our cabin site to begin the building project. they completed the foundation and rolled the floor joist. i think they felt accomplished at what was finished in just a few days' time.
he's telling me: we'll be cozy by the wood stove this winter! another trip out there, and he'll have the floor sheeted and walls framed. but, i keep thinking, that's pretty ambitious considering he's taking the kids with him next time! what - they're HUGE helpers! no?!
putting in the posts for the foundation
putting up the beams
ben didn't want to sheet the floor because he figured it would be covered in snow next time he made it out. so, rather than shoveling snow, they wrapped the pile in a tarp and called it good. next visit, they'll be able to throw the plywood sheets down and frame up the walls.
18 x 24 foot cabin!
sunday night, they got weathered in; talkeetna had some serious winds so the 206 couldn't take-off. this wasn't expected, and they only brought food for the two days... so what did my mountain man do - take the boys out and catch some trout! (boat availability, thanks to granddad!)