Yes! There has been progress!
Not all that was listed in the last post was accomplished, and in fact, some of the plans changed, but there was good progress made. The road was put in and the hole for the foundation was dug. These are good things!
So, feel free to download and play the video. Apparently there is some sort of issue with the flash player that I use, so I will need to fix that at somepoint. It is a large file, so be aware if you are d/l-ing on your phone or hotspot, it's going to use a bout 25 megabytes.
More next time
Over the next two weekends, and the week in between, there will be good progress up at the ranch!
I am headed up in a couple hours and the plan is to:
- Mark where the drive goes to the building site at the top (this will be the "road" called "Where")
- Mark the cabin site at the top.
- Stairs into the shed.
- Finish siding the shed
- Put sheathing on the gable ends of the shed
- Put the window in the one end
- Put siding on the gable ends of the shed.
- Knock off the old rotten OSB that is on the roof currently
Stretch goals are:
- Begin or complete the T&G on the roof of the shed
- Roofing paper on the roof of the shed.
Yeah, that's a LOT of work to get done. Of course, having marked where the road goes, and the cabin, then the excavator guy can come and actually do that work! I may have to cut some trees down where the road is going to go, but I have the chain saw with me.
In fact, if I simply get the road in, the hole dug, and the siding on, I'll be pleased with the progress. But if I don't set the bar high enough, I'll get lazy and not even make it that far!
Of course, this means that I will be working from up there. I don't know what I am going to do about showering. I don't have my black shower/washer canister yet, so I may have to actually build/buy another one. Sigh.
Then, on the weekend after all that, I will need to rent a uHaul and go get all my "Stuff" - at least that's the plan for now - we'll see if I can arrange help.
Went up to the ranch last weekend and met with a guy that does excavating. Arranged to have him come up and put the road in to the top of my hill and dig the foundation hole for the main cabin.
The plan is for me to go back this weekend and mark the path up, and then the following weekend for him to come back out and do the work. I can't wait! It's going to be awesome!
Then, I am debating staying up there the entire week so that I can work remotely and put some time in working on the shed to get it more finished. I'd like to get all the siding on, the gable ends done, and the T&G (and roof paper) on the roof. I might need help for the roof part, but we'll see.