Friday, January 11, 2008

Cabin update... We Now Have Electricity!!!!

It is such a beautiful thing being able to walk in the door and "hit the switch" instead of having to light the lanterns! I will say, I was very nervous adding wires to the Service Panel since the power has been turned on! (Just ask the boys, I was not in the greatest of moods during that time!!) Last night was "boys night out" at the cabin. Since we have electricity, the boys watched TV while dad was working. We had to take a small break to watch the deer out by the pond, but other than that, we/I accomplished quite a bit! Joel Whittington came up to see the place yesterday and while he was there he help me to unload the refrigerator and put it in it's place. I love the thought of not having to take a cooler every time we are heading that way! I replaced the stairs, put up a few cabinets, installed steps leading to our "outdoor" shower, and worked on the outdoor plumbing coming from the well. We now have water leading to the cabin, now I will need to re plumb the interior. We are slowly but surely getting there. One of my next projects will be the interior walls. Since the insulation and "most" of the wiring has been completed, I should be able to start on the walls. I am wanting tongue and groove cedar, and I really think that will make the place look great. Speaking of looking great... I purchased a "electric" heater for the downstairs. I was really wanting a wood burning stove but after much thought, I decided against it due to the high risk of fire... (with our history of fire at the cabin, I thought it would be better if we didn't go that route!!) I will keep you posted as things progress! :-)



4 comments:

God is Faithful! said...

wow tom! how exciting! you must be proud of that! where's it at? i know steph is proud of you! enjoy!

baseball boys said...

It has been challenging but fun at times. I am doing things that I have always "called Greg" to help with. They boys are now calling me "Tim the Tool Man Taylor"!!!

Nina said...

It look's like a a really great place for the Tanner reunion!! Love you guys.

grammyof13 said...

Proud of you Tom. Hopefully we can all clear our calendar the same week-end and go with you.
Love you. Mom