If you look to the left you can see the snow topped brown lp tank, which is new since we last visited
We went up to check on the progress of our "cabin" last week. I have to say, this is the first time that I reeeeeaaallly didn't feel like going. I had so many other things that I wanted to get done with Christmas fast approaching, and to "lose" a day was kind of tough, but, we're only building this thing once, so I realize it's important to keep going and checking on things. Anyway, the latest progress was that the walls were painted, the lp gas tank installed, and the porch steps were on.
We weren't exactly sure how the stairs were going to look - we pretty much told the builder that whatever he could get the gal at the town to agree with was fine by us. We were very happy with how they turned out.
This is looking into the kitchen. The entire place was painted the shade of green we chose, so we were a little nervous because if we didn't like it, we were stuck with it in every room, LOL! Luckily we were very happy with how the green looked. I don't know how it shows on your monitor, but it real life it's a nice sort of sage-y green.
Looking into the livingroom. In the corner will be an lp gas "woodstove". To the left are the doors that go out to the enclosed porch.
This is the hallway to the bedrooms, bathroom, and basement stairs. At the end of the hallway is a spot, 39" X 23" for our dog's bed. In fact just this week I "custom made" a dark green bed for him to fit right in that spot.
Don't feel bad for the kitties - this is a photo taken from the loft area and that rectangle jutting out is actually the top of the entry closet (there will be a rail around it), to the right are the stairs up. We just know the cats are going to love that little peninsula where they can look out and down at everything.
Gratuitous pic of the snow covered lake from our deck.
On the way home we stopped at "Golden Corral" to eat (I think it's exit 15 off the Northway). We'd never been there before, but I had now and then seen ads for this "Golden Corral" place and I looked it up to see where and what it was (we don't have any in our area downstate). I thought it would be fun to try someplace new to liven up another one of these trips up and back.
I liked it. I actually liked it better than other "buffet type" places I'd been too. Of course there's the feeling of being a cattle in a feedlot when you get up to fill your plate, but they had sirloin steak! A big variety of foods. For some reason I'm always big on creamed spinach at buffets and so I had my fill of that, which was delicious. The staff was very pleasant and courteous, the food was good, and the bathrooms were nice and clean. The actual customers did not seem to be the most friendly or polite bunch, but, hey - I tend to be a little crabby when I'm hungry too, ha ha...
So, we're getting pretty close to the end. We had thought there was a slim chance it might be done in time to spend Christmas break there, but obviously not. That's ok though, I'm pretty sure the place will be done before the end of January. Whether we'll have the opportunity to stay in it before spring, I don't know. Depends how much snow is up there. I don't even know what we'll do to celebrate this long saga coming to a close - champagne? don tomas cigars? Mountain Brew beer from Stewarts?? :-D
Anyway, to all my readers celebrating the birth of Jesus this week, I truly hope you have a wonderful and peaceful Christmas celebration (or celebrations as the case may be for many, including us), richly blessed by the love of family and friends. And to all my readers - even the ones who lurk and have never said anything, LOL - I want to thank you all so much for reading my blog, and for your comments. I appreciate that more than I can say. Big hugs from me to you (((HUGS))) and may you have a happy, healthy and prosperous 2011! XOXOXOXO Love, Carole