Saturday, October 3, 2015

Sure beats two years ago!

Yes, it's been a while since my last post here. 

We are here and have been working steadily on this place but I haven't had the time to post about it.

Today's cooler rainy weather reminds me so much of 2 years ago, on this same date, the husband was heading back here but had to wait out the big snow storm in South Dakota because the freeway was closed.
I remember only too well sitting in the little trailer, on a very dreary day about this same time, wondering where the hired help was and if this bunkhouse would ever get finished.
I posted a pretty sad post that day.

Well I can happily say I'm in the bunkhouse on this cool wet day!
Nice and warm and toasty with the heat on as warm as I want it to be.
And even better...looking out my windows at the mountains! NOT at an unfinished bunkhouse!!!!

It didn't snow very much last night up there but there does appear to be a light dusting to the left, lower down and below the bottom of the clouds. The forecast is for more snow tonight and cooler temps but then later in the day it will clear up and be back in the high 60's and low 70's all week.

Hard to believe I put my feet in Shell Creek (running out of the mountains) to cool them off just last Saturday. We went for a ride that day, it was hot...98 in Greybull just about 37 miles to the south, today it's about 52 here.

We've done a lot but it still never feels like enough. We did put down more plywood 'plank' flooring.
I absolutely love how it's turning out! I wasn't sure but it far surpasses what I was even hoping to accomplish. It really looks like 6" wide pine plank flooring!

This next week I plan to stain and poly as many 'planks' as possible. We had hoped to finish the entire building but there were so many other things that needed attention. We started with the kitchen so that the husband can install the kitchen cabinets next summer, we have the vintage stove and vintage fridge, just need the sink and faucet. We have a cool vintage farm sink that was in the little barn when we bought the place but I forgot about it when they put in the plumbing...still asking the husband if he can make it work. Right now we have 2 banquet tables set up in the kitchen with everything piled on top including 2 hot plates, I do the dishes outside on the porch but it works and I don't mind it one bit because I have HOT WATER! What a treat after doing dishes in the trailer!

No trim around the doors and windows yet, I still need to poly the windows. I'd rather get the flooring all done so I can start moving in the rest of the furniture.

I did convince the husband to put up the curtain rods so I could hang the curtains because of the echo in here. I used the Pinterest painters drop cloths and I like it. I didn't even take the time to press them, the wrinkles don't bother me...I did wash them because I don't care for the funny smell straight out of the package. Maybe next year when we take them down to add the trim I'll give them a light press.

I'll take pictures and eventually post them, I just want to get as much done as possible while here.