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Sunday, October 11, 2009

Get Ready, Get Set.... About to Raise!

October in Minnesota can be gorgeous... or wild and woolly. Here is what we saw out our own back door in Minneapolis on Saturday morning...

Not exactly what we wanted to see a few days before we are supposed to be watching our second floor go up!

But, snow melts, and things look up... and things start to move in the right direction: UP!
Here we are, parked by our partially 2 story cabin!

Some of our timbers ready to go, and how 'bout that view from the future kitchen window?

Aiming down the timbers, looking out toward the living room windows
(the ones you'll just have to imagine for now...

...knee braces...

These big boulders are part of the retaining wall for our "front yard" terrace...

Another view of the boulders....

This great looking wood was milled from the sides of our porch timbers, from Western larch,
and it will be our ceiling...

Tom Healy with a timber on his shoulder...and a characteristic Healy grin on his face...

The "front yard"...


What a lovely rock wall, and it is right next to us!


...and then there's always that view of Lake Superior again...

We'll have propane, so no guests will freeze or starve...


And these three Twisted Cedar Sisters are watching over the whole thing
from right next to our building!

So stay tuned for daily updates on the progress of our cabin timber frame raising!


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