Thursday, April 23, 2009

Landscaping the Yard


Landscaping the yard is still something we have to do. We had the driveway put down a few years ago with rocks, but it seems like it always needs more rocks every year. We also need to have some for around the home as well like out the back door off the garage there's just mud so we need to do some fixing that part up. There's a sale going on at Menards this weekend and I may go pick up some river rock to fill out those spots. So many things to get done on such a tight budget, it seems never ending. I do love our long driveway although in the winter in Wisconsin it can be quite a pain in the butt!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Summer is on the way

And we'll be visiting our log home again. I can hardly wait, it's only about three more weeks before we go out there again to enjoy the peace and quiet, the open, fresh air and the wonderful river. Of course there is still work to be done to the log home and we'll do that too so it will be a combination of relaxation and work, a little bit of both.

Can't wait!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

More Progress

I forgot to add a photo of how the cabin looks completed, with roof on and everything up. We have started work on the inside, but when this was complete, all that was in there were studs, no drywall, no caulk in between the logs, so when we slept inside there were lots of bugs coming through. So that was the first thing to do on our list, get everything sealed up, which was a pain. My husband also had to add a lot of the tongue and grove on the inside, all the insulation in the ceiling and caulk every window. It's so nice to be married to a handyman.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

The Bathroom


This is the corner of the guest bathroom where the washer and dryer will be going too. As you can see it is pretty raw. These are photos of the first months after the home was put up. We did have a sink and shower and toilet in there, but the washer and dryer have not been installed as of yet. That comes a little bit later along with the drywall up and painted. It's a process people.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

So it's the New Year


Deer came to say good morning, taken from my back window.

And so far it's been a long winter. This is the time that we spend in the city and the winters get loooong. I do miss our log home when we're not there and this summer I'm hoping to get an Internet connection up there so it feels even more like home. I keep saying the more that log home gets complete the less time I'm going to want to spend in the city. I'm really getting to hate the city with all the crowds, noise and filth that comes with the big city. So while I'm hibernating this winter I'm thinking back of the great summer we had out in the country and it's time to reflect a bit about the last summer at our log home. Although there is still a lot of work to be done out there, that doesn't mean we don't have some fun and enjoy ourselves.


Bass the husband caught; we released him back into the water.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Enjoy the River -- Always!


February 2003 -- Here we are again enjoying the river. I mean it's really hard not to enjoy this beautiful piece of property. Lena and my stepdaughter are playing in the river. This was before a lot of the building got underway. We used to go up there and camp and just enjoy this beautiful river!