New paint + fancy porch that goes around the front of the house + new metal roof.
It now has a foundation, turns out it didn't before.
I have had some requests for pictures of Hood Canal. Well, not the canal, but my family's cabin on the canal (in my family we refer to the cabin as 'Hood Canal', as if we own the whole thing, really the Gates (Bill and family), 10 or so miles down the road, probably own a good bit more than we do). As some of you know my family's cabin suffered a major catastrophe a year and a half ago. This catastrophe involved a lot of warm water spewing into the cabin for 6 weeks or so, a very high electricity bill (much higher than the water bill), AND an insane amount of mold which resulted in the entire cabin being gutted. Now, a year and a half + a huge amount of work, decision making and trips to Seattle on my mom's part + some major amounts of stress and strife, the cabin is almost done. Here is yet another photo montage. (Some day soon I will once again think of a blog topic and stop with the photo montages!)
Shiny kitchen! Fir floors recycled from some floor somewhere.
Walls are recycled wood too, from wood that was logged in the early 1900s(?)
and had been sitting as logs for about 100 years. The project had to stop for a couple months while it dried out.
This isn't a very good picture, but this is in the living room looking up at the new attic room.
To the left is a very steep stair way which has a name (that I can't recall at the moment). Again, recycled wood walls. Light is from a schoolhouse somewhere, recycled.
Mom on the stairs, still can't recall the name alternating tread?
Otto checking it all out + new stove!
Bathroom, the walls are the small amount of wood that we
were able to salvage from the old house.
Tub is original, everything else new.
Otto moping in the closet, probably staking his claim for a 4th of July hiding place.
On demand hot water heater!! Let me tell you, doing anything the environmentally sound way is super expensive and lots of extra stress. In 2011 you'd think these things would be encouraged.
We're now working on furniture. We have exactly what you see in these pictures.
Oh, and nice work Mom!!!