Thursday, May 26, 2016

Renewal

Day 1 - Tuesday - Log Building Maintenance and Restoration was here and spent the day power washing the cabin. One man only - who came from Milton PA, three hours away. "Ken" stayed at the Inn in town. He needed a big rest and good dinner so he can do the necessary repairs and then do the staining tomorrow. Do you have ANY idea how tired we ALL were? His usual helper is on vacation! It is a job that must be completed before the perennial plants get too tall. We were responsible for moving porch items and carport items away to do the work. We were so busy I didn't even have the ambition or motivation to take any pictures! Nada! Glad our old place is small! He has the windows taped over and then we will have a huge job getting all 13 clean as we like them. I did take couple of pictures after he left.

Water came in the window cracks at the edges too so when the entire job is finished, we’ll have to open each one (13 of them open to the inside of the cabin) and clean the inside of the outside window, the outside of the inside window, and then the inside of the inside window. He has them taped up now and we can’t see out.(The outside storm windows are never removed anymore due to the road dust conditions.)

Day 2 - Wednesday - We woke up to glare of a wonderful sunny day but couldn't look out at all.The weather was absolutely perfect for the project as there was a light breeze and no humidity. How lucky we all were!


The work was started at 7am and the day became became hot! We learned that he incorporates a special insect repellent in the stain. He plugged all of the carpenter bee holes and will hang two traps when staining is finished. A couple of places were caulked as well.
Day 3 - Thursday - We are almost all finished with putting things back. What a wonderful change for the old place with the much-needed renewal. This worker was one of the most courteous, diligent, knowledgeable and skillful employees the log maintenance business could ever find to do this type of project. His work was done with pride and neatness.

Now I plan to plant some flowers in front after the daffodil leaves have drained back into the bulbs and can be cut off. 

Daffodil leaves should not be cut back until after they have turned yellow. Daffodils use their leaves to create energy, which is then used to create next year's flower. If you cut back daffodils before the leaves have turned yellow, the daffodil bulb will not produce a flower next year.
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4 comments:

  1. glad you got it done and on a good day for it! lots of work to maintain your beautiful place.

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  2. Your home looks beautiful. He did a wonderful job. Wishing you many more years of enjoyment....

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  3. I love where you live. I'm jealous!

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  4. It's hard to find good workers that you can trust. Looks like you found a gem. Nice job!

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