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Debt free empty nesters...ready to stretch our wings. Life is good and we plan on making it even better. This blog is mostly about our trips to Vieques Puerto Rico, with a few odds and ends thrown in about our life after the mortgage.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Stupid HOT!!!!

You know it's hot when you can feel the breeze but you can't find the dragon...

Been smok'n hot around here lately, but progress continues to be made on the cabin.  Last time I posted we hadn't really gotten the windows in yet. I did  manage to take a picture of the place with them all in, this is the bedroom corner:

Lorrie and I were glad all of them were finally in. The two big windows in the above picture are 6 foot by 6 foot. Let me tell you they were heavy and difficult to maneuver into the openings, but we managed. You can also see in the above picture that I've got the corner, window and fascia trim on.  Another benefit of having all the doors and windows in was  that I finally was able to do this:

After the windows it was on to the soffits. Lorrie and I had decided to do the soffits in tongue and groove cedar. I left a gap, which is covered underneath with screening, for venting. Here's a picture of it:

I had been trying to run an experiment while I was building the cabin. I wanted to see just how much beer it would take to get the place finished. Lorrie kept picking up the empty  bottles and ruining my study.

Next order of business was a deck off of the east side. I was wanting a simple deck with no handrail and minimal steps. We settled on a 5' x 19 foot deck. Here's a shot of it in progress:

We interrupt this regularly scheduled blog post to inform you that Lorrie has just learned that the Hilltop Apartment in Vieques is rented for the two weeks that we will be there in Feb. I should have just booked in when I made the reservations for our November trip. She also informed me that Casa Dos Chivos is full for the month of Feb.

 She's in a panic!!!! Not only is it hot outside, it's getting hot in here.  I HAVE to find a place now.

About 10 mins later.....

Success...at least I think so. I found this place:


It doesn't have a name, or at least I didn't see one anyway. I thought about going back to Casa La Vista, it had great views...still might. Also thought about Banana Wind...but it's $2600 a week, seems a bit rich to me.  Quinta Jabali is really nice but no Internet. The place I linked to above is only $900 a week and has Wi-Fi. Just might end up being our choice.

Ok..back to the cabin. It didn't take long to get the deck on the place. I took a picture of it finished. I've also started putting on the cedar siding in this picture:

Lastly here's a picture of Lorrie sitting on the deck...I've got a bit more siding on in this shot:

Right now the inside of the cabin is full of tools and cedar siding. Hopefully within the next week or so I can move on to getting the metal roof on the place. Then the outside will finally be finished.

Wonder if I should tell Lorrie that I haven't rented a Jeep for November yet?


1 comment:

  1. The cabin's looking great! Love the front step detail- very slick!

    The rental property looks pretty great, too. It looks HUGE!