Thursday, August 19, 2010

Everybody's Working for the Weekend

Another weekend has come and gone. Thanks to my cousin and her friend we reached our goal and then some this past weekend!! Yeah These ladies were the quickest cordwood builders yet. They even put us to shame. We really couldn't have done it without them

Between mixing mortar batches every 20 minutes, Cory found time to work on our tamarack floor joists. They got all cleaned up with the log wizard and milled flat on one side.
The logs are ready to be set in the wall. We hired a local guy to bring his boom truck with a crane to set them in the wall. It's going to be well worth it.

We worked on filling in above the window frames.

I thought it was going to be slower with no windows to work around. But boy was I wrong. My cousin and her friend flew through it. This picture is from Saturday night!

On Sunday Cory and I set in the 2x6 pieces that the floor joists are going to sit on. It was raining off and on all day. That is always unfortunate because if it were pouring all day we would just take the day off. But nooo, we worked under the big tarp until dark.

Hopefully the weather holds out for this weekend.

Coming up next week....floor joists in the wall!


  1. Awesome! I can't believe the progress, way to go...are you planning to be in it this winter?

  2. That's the plan. We are shooting for the end of October. Right now that looks doable!

  3. You can do it! What you have already accomplished is amazing.

  4. The house is really shaping up! Thanks for the blog updates.