Ready, set, spring!

It warmed up quickly – it was over 70 degrees today! We are turning our attention to finishing some last leftover winter jobs, and planning for summer. In addition to a nice short hike this weekend, we also checked out the lake, started cleaning up the yard, killed two mosquitoes already, picked out a few damaged trees for cutting in the coming weeks, and finished up trim around the interior rafter tie logs – a last area of the ceiling that had a really rough transition with the drywall. After looking at the ugly, jagged holes for a couple of years, I finally figured out how to cover them up: I made leather ‘boots’ custom fit to each one. Inexpensive, forgiving, and it turned out to be a quick job. Much quicker than trying to carve something out of wood or custom creating a metal strap. Finally, I got to strip bark off a bunch of log slabs we picked up last fall, that we’ll install on the garage corners to make it look more at home with the cabin. With any luck, we’ll install them next weekend. The goal is to finish up a number of jobs before I go on my summer schedule and have much more time to devote to the big jobs.

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