When we bought the property we knew there were some things that needed to be fixed, and some things we wanted to change. One of the top priorities was to expand the door on the outbuilding so we could park the camper inside. It took a while to find someone that wanted to help Paul do the work. We finally found someone that shows up when he says, and gets the job done. He and Paul raised the header for the door and a garage door company came from over an hour away to install the new door. They even bought the old one from us. We finally got the camper inside, out of the snow.
The next task at hand was to have a wall and door put in to close off the master bedroom. Having a proper master bedroom was one thing I wanted when we were looking at houses. Our house in San Diego also had a loft style master bedroom. This house was even more open, since the guest room is also lofted. Now when we have guests, they don't have to listen to us snore, or vise versa. Also, Paul almost always wakes up earlier than I do. Now he doesn't have to tip toe around until I get my lazy ass out of bed!
While we had Bill here, we also had him finish off the top of the backsplash of the counters.
There were many things left unfinished in the cabin, since it had never really been lived in. I still have to stain all of the wood on the door and window frames, fill in the nail holes, and paint the whole house. Well, not the logs. Can you imagine? I'm waiting for warmer weather to do those chores, so I can have the windows open.
The coldest part of the winter is over. It seemed to go by really fast. I'm not quite ready for the snow to melt. Paul has already been out cutting some of the brush. We have a lot of clean up to do this spring and summer. The deer have been here every day doing their part in the landscaping.
A couple of cougars have been sighted really close to our property. I don't like to go outside when it's dark! We had a bobcat come right up to the house. He just sat there and looked at us for a long time. Fiona loves cats, and she was super excited!
I've finally let Fiona go outside without a leash. That's a huge step for me! She has been listening pretty good, but I dread the first time she spots a squirrel, or god forbid the bobcat!
Paul built a gate with the rail we took down from the loft, so she can go out on the porch to watch the wildlife.
We love living here. The slow pace, cool weather, and the beautiful landscape are just what we were looking for.