tirsdag 23. mars 2010

Easter coming up!

The electricity provider in the area has hopefully been up at the cabin yesterday, as promised, and connected the main inlet to the fuse cabinet (yes, directly translated from norwegian sikringskap, what do I know:) so hopefully the spagetthi looking mess of extension cables running all over is history now. Just returned from IKEA to buy some lamps (but didn't really find any) and thousand other small things that will hopefully contribute to this easter becoming one of the better ever!

Cabin is of course not 100% completed, but no biggies left, mostly painting (staining) and floorboards and other trimmings, some smaller installations in kitchen and such. But this easter will mainly be vacation now, and although I will prob do some smaller jobs here and there, I will consentrate very hard not to look at the things that needs to be done...I have to admit, I need a vacation now!!

søndag 14. mars 2010


All limbs intact, and stairs are up!! Actually took a lot less time than estimated and by lunch saturday it was completed. Had to put it up in sections mounted to the wall as it wasn't room to assemble it on th floor and then lift up. Once again I can highly recommend Nor-Trapp, their service and quality is impecable. The sales guy told me many times that I was more than welcome to call him during the weekend if I had any questions....but it really wasn't needed. It turned out even better looking than anticipated.

Productive weekend all-in-all. Also got a lot of trimmings (lister) painted with 2 coats of paint and mounted in the hallway and bathroom, did all of the remaining tiles in the 2 hallways, mounted some kitchen drawers, pre-cut the remaining panel for the shed and small areas not done upstairs (boy it was nice to get it out of the living rooom!!!) And also cleaned the place up a bit as Easter is closing in on us. Going back up next weekend to put togehter some IKEA beds for the kids upstairs.

Oh, and the plumber was done (miracle, just push a button and the toilet flush!!, and there is water running out of the faucets in both bathrooms and the kitchen!!! Very nice!), but the electrician was unfortunatly not done yet so the water is rather cold. (I actually started thinking on saturday night; wonder how much water I would need to boil to get a hot bath?? Glad I didn't try it out....)

Anyway, yet another good weekend!!

onsdag 10. mars 2010


Got the stairwell done last weekend, including the tiles that will be underneath the stairs in place. So now I am mentally preparing for putting the stairs together this weekend...probably not a whole lot more difficult than building Lego....except that Lego you can easily build alone...not so sure if the same goes for the stairs! Having vivid images in my head involving ropes, support stands, a lot of muscle work (throw in an aching back) and a few words from the kind of glossary you are rarely thaught in school.... If this blog is not updated early next week, can someone please call the Red Cross as I'll probably be lying underneath a stack of parts for the stairs entangled in rope...

Oh, well, have faith! I can do it! Positive thinking could work (if I was more easily swayed :)

AND, high hopes for the electrican AND plumber being done now, so I can celebrate and triumph with the first ever hot bath up there!

Ok back to google now " how to put stairs together"

torsdag 4. mars 2010

Hot shower anyone?

Well, not really ready for a hot shower, but the plumber is working on it as I write, he won't be done until beginning of next week though, but at least this will be our last weekend up there without the luxury of running cold and water in both the bathrooms and the kitchen. Big milestone!!

Oh well, just a short update today, my son is waiting for access to the computer to do his homework.... times are changing. Anyway, both bathrooms got finished last weekend with the last tiles, grout and silicone. The sinks in the 2 bathrooms were assembled and things are starting to look good!!

Going up tomorrow again to start the work of finishing the stairwell and prepare for assemling the stairs the next weekend again. Need to get the tiles on the floor in the hallway in place too... so, all in all, still quite a bit of work left, and yes I am starting to feel it, but at Easter we will at least have a fully functional cabin and then I plan to eat, sleep, go skiing and sledding with the kids and just maybe do some minor work like painting or other small finishing touches....