Tongue and groove and half
of window in upstairs
The last post on this topic was June 13 (second day of the re-set), so you are wholly within your rights to be expecting some sort of status report. To re-fresh my own memory, I have been looking back through my snaps, and it is amazing how much has changed ....
(As an aside, I am sure you don't want the equivalent of the vacation slide show - 300 pictures later and everyone is snoozing on the sectional? So I will try to summarize the key points!)
|View you will see when standing at the kitchen sink!|
Dormer in the upstairs
bedroom - I love how
the logs come together
with the ceiling
Tongue and groove installed
on front porch - bring your
rocker and we are ready
to rock (and roll)!
Roof framed and ready for insulation (white
blocks on left)
Since then, 1) most of insulation, roof and fascia have been installed; 2) back patio has been poured; 3) most of the plumbing has been completed; 4) other mechanicals have been installed, and 5) deck is in process.
Insulation, roof and fascia installed. We like the
contrast of the fascia with the ceiling planks
Chose Salmon color for
poured concrete, which has
a brushed finish
Deck from master bedroom
side of house
We are in LOVE with the deck and can't wait to welcome its first guests!
|Deck from rear of house|
Also during the month, we were honored to receive this plaque from our log home builder. Once the house is complete, the plaque will be prominently displayed.
"Skidding in Broadside" is a reference to our family motto, which is a Hunter S. Thompson quote: “Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming "Wow! What a Ride!”
So, now that you are snoring gently, I will answer the question that I am sure led you to read this far -- what does any of this have to do with a mountain lion? I am pleased (I think) to report that we saw a mountain lion on a hillside very near our house during one of our visits this week. He was only about 100 yards from our car ... so, while I did not get a shot of the wondrous creature, I will close this post with some nature shots taken at the lake at the bottom of our property, to remind us that we are in the wilds of Montana!
Linking to Mosaic Monday