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Mud Wrestling?????
September 21, 2007

Pool Liner Mud Wrestlers #2    

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     Have you ever had to replace an above ground pool liner.  We did this summer for the third time. 

     The only problem was, we had so much rain that everytime we would get a little ahead, it would rain and instead of a pool we had a mud wrestling pit.  It was a mess, but the kids had a blast!


J’s Cabin…Process, Process, Process
September 20, 2007

J’s Cabin Downstairs Medicine Cabinet

     The downstairs bathroom now has a medicine cabinet where there once was a window. 

J’s Cabin Downstairs Bathroom Cabinets
 A set of cabinets has been installed in the downstairs bathroom.

    This bathroom is still under construction with plans for an oversized shower on the east side of the room and new flooring.  J is also considering taking the vanity out and putting in a pedestal sink.

September 19, 2007

          The upstairs decorator left her signature on the wall on her last visit to J’s Cabin.

J’s Cabin T’s Decorating

     Granddaughter T has dominated the upstairs of the cabin.  Papa J moved her bed and all of her things into the upstairs making that T’s space only.  For one of her frequent visits, Papa J gave her a cosmetic bag with make-up, lip gloss, nail polish, etc.  You can see the inventory on her vanity.

     She decided the upstairs wall needed a little bit of color, so she left her signature there for him.  Needless to say, I doubt that he will change a thing.  He will probably leave it just like it is because when he asked her why she did it, her reply was, “Papa J, you told me that this was MY ROOM to do whatever I wanted in MY ROOM.”  Papa J was hung. 

J’s Cabin- T’s Signature

A Work In Progress…Inside and Out…
September 14, 2007

     More pictures of J’s cabin.  This time we’re going inside.

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J’s Cabin Inside the Front Door 9/10/07                                        J’s Cabin Upstairs Bannister 9/10/07
A bannister was added to the stairs for now for safety.  Plans are to tear all of this out and put a spiral staircase in.

 J’s Cabin New Kitchen Pantry 9/10/07

MM custom made this pantry for J.

     Next week we will have more photos of J’s progress.  This really was a major undertaking, but they are coming right along.


J’s Cabin Progress Update
September 12, 2007

     Here are more photos of J’s Cabin Property.  They are diligently working evenings and week-ends to get things done so that he can get to the add on.  As we wrote earlier, he will be adding a great room, master bed and bath on the south side of the cabin.

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J’s Cabin Storage Building 9/10/07
 The storage building has been moved to the far southeast corner of the property and will be painted later.
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J’s Cabin 9/10/07 South Side of Property

All of the metal framing has been pulled out and the brush cleared.  The storm cellar will be moved to the back of the property.  The metal framing was there for a large deck that the original owner had plans to build before they decided to sell.  This is where the add on will be.  The entrance into the great room will be where the blue square box is.
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J’s Cabin South Side 9/10/07
Another south side view 

     The next post we plan to go inside and see the progress there.  Keep watching for more updates.

The Process Produces Change
September 10, 2007

     The work at the cabin is really progressing.

J’s Cabin Property 9/10/07

Front Entrance
This is the view after it has all been brush hogged.
 J’s Cabin 9/10/07
The front has been repainted from the balcony up.

J’s Cabin 9/10/07 South Side of Property

All of the wood on the front porch has been replaced and they are working on an upstairs balcony.  

     It’s amazing how the property looks with all of the metal removed from the south side of the cabin and the brush all being cleared.  


More Photos of J’s Cabin…A Work In Progress
September 9, 2007

     Here are more outdoor shots of J’s Cabin Property.J’s Cabin Small Water Garden August, 2007

Small Water Garden off of the back patio. 
There are 3 water gardens on the property.

J Brush Hogging…. Seems an endless task.

J brush hogging.  
 It seems an endless task.

J’s Cabin Back Yard August, 2007

Backyard view From East Side of Property .
This storage building has been moved to the back of the property.  In the general area of where the photographer is standing.

A Work In Progress…..Moving On Up
September 7, 2007

     Now, we’ll go upstairs to see the second floor of J’s Cabin  –  A work in progress.

J’s Cabin Staircase August, 2007

View from upstairs.
     A bannister and railing has been added.  Updated pictures later.  Remember, this staircase will be pulled out and replaced with a spiral staircase.

J’s Cabin Upstairs Bedroom

Upstairs Bedroom
There is a second floor balcony just outside the door.  This is all having to be remodeled.

J’s Cabin Upstairs Bathroom and Walk-In Closet 8/2007

Upstairs Bathroom and Walk-In Closet.
The toilet is behind the door and there is an oversized tub that you can just see a portion of.

J’s Cabin Upstairs Bathtub August, 2007

Upstairs Oversized Bathtub.

The Process Continues
September 5, 2007

     Here are more pictures of J’s Cabin.   The weather is cooling off a bit and he is really progressing.  

  J’s Cabin View from South Side August, 2007
     View From the South Side of the property. 
All of the metal framing has been removed and it has been brush hogged.  Updated pictures in a few days.  There is a storm cellar under all of that.  He will be digging it up and moving it to the back of the property.  This is the area that he plans to do the add on of a Great Room, Master Bedroom and Bathroom.
J’s Cabin Living Room August, 2007
Living Room
He pulled out the stove and the platform it is sitting on and replaced the flooring in that area.

J’s Cabin Staircase August, 2007

     Staircase in Southeast Corner of Living Room.  He has added a banister for now.  Plans are to pull this staircase out and put in a spiral staircase.

J’s Cabin Property, August 2007
September 1, 2007

J’s Cabin Back Door August, 2007

J’s Cabin Back Yard 8/2007

J’s Cabin East Side of Property 8/2007