mandag 22. februar 2010

It all tiles up....

Bit of a rat race now, we definetly want to spend easter at cabin, preferably with all the luxuries that hot running water, working stove, oven, lights etc provide. As the schedule turns out I'll only have 2 more free weekends to go to cabin before easter so it is getting close...

However I did manage to get 80% of the tiles in both bathrooms done this weekend so the upcoming weekend I'll head back up and finish it and get all the grouting done and all corners etc siliconed. Both the electrician and the plumber have been told to start next week, so I better succeed...oh, and I also need to at least start the panelling the two remaining walls up at the attic so the electrian can mount all sockets. Should be ok...phew.

Then focus the 2nd weekend before easter will be tiles in hallway and putting up the stairs so the kids can actually access their bedrroms upstairs...not having 4 kids in our bed!! :)

Will be nice to get power throughout the cabin now, it is a hassle dragging extension cords all over the place, and look forward to have a somewhat more cosy lighting than two 500 watts working lamps illuminating the place like Old Trafford! Not to mention the luxury it will be to eat something else than microwave dinners!!

We are getting there!

Oh and I almost forgot, the chimney guy (who seems to work a couple of hours every week, but still making some weekly progress), had brought in the fireplace we ordered, and it looked really good! Now it only needs to be connected, and of course the chimney should be built higher and through the roof, and not stop halfway through the attic....but 3-4 more weeks and he will probably get there:)

onsdag 17. februar 2010

Project is still going!

Luckily the activity on this blog is not representative for the activity at the cabin the last few weeks. Have actually been up there the last 3 weekends and gotten more done - however a busy everday schedule and a fair share of sickness hasn't allowed much activity here on the blog. The same sickness has also slowed down the progress somewhat at the cabin, at least the first weekend when I was really dragging. Anyway status is:

- Main bathroom got all it's Litex boards up including membrane the first weekend.
- The second bathroom (or really just toilet and sink) got straigthened out with "avrettingsmasse"
- Mounted sink in kitchen so dishes can be done (still have to bring water in canisters though)
- Mounted some doors
- Put tiles on 1 1/2 walls in main bathroom
- Finished panel on last two walls in toilet room and membrane on floor
- Put tiles down around chimney where the fireplace will be (which hopefully is installed by the chimney guy  this week)
- ...and not to forget, rearranged some materials yet again.... (next time (won't be a next time) I build a cabin I'll have someone build a barn on the land just next to where the cabin will be placed, with heating, a shower, kitchen, room to store all materials and tools, and finally a tunnel leading into the cabin.....)

I also got the stairs from Nor-Trapp delivered, and they look fantastic. Haven't installed them yet as I need to finish the tiles in the hallway first, but they look great. Once again I can highly recommend them, service is great.

Main focus now is finishing the bathrooms so the plumber can come and get everything installed and connected. This weekend I hope to finish 90% of the tiles so I can grout them the next weekend. Hopefully then both plumber and electrician will get everything done so the whole bunch of us can spend Easter up there...