Arched Cabin Build – Day 6

Below are a few photos from Day 5 and then the most recent shots from Day 6, Monday.

Day 5 - This is a photo from Sunday.  The crew mentioned they could see the arched cabin from their hotel, which is on the opposite side of town.  So, while we were out and about, we looked toward our hill and...there it is!

Day 5 – This is a photo from Sunday. The crew mentioned they could see the arched cabin from their hotel, which is on the opposite side of town. So, while we were out and about, we looked toward our hill and…there it is! It is the white shiny thing right above the green roof peak, to the left of those two yellow plants.

Day 5 - This photo is also from Sunday.  The cabin can be seen from Market St.  It looks like we're the hill masters (ie. gender neutral 'king of the hill').

Day 5 – This photo is also from Sunday. The cabin can be seen from Market St. It looks like we’re the hill masters (ie. gender neutral ‘king of the hill’).

Day 5 - Brian along the arched wall for perspective.  He said the wall started to curve near eye level.

Day 5 – Brian along the arched wall for perspective. He said the wall started to curve near eye level.

Another view of Brian along the arched wall.  The particular corner is designated for Fred's cage.  He'll be partially tucked away with a portion of his cage in the window.

Day 5 – Another view of Brian along the arched wall. This particular corner is designated for Fred’s cage. He’ll be partially tucked away with a portion of his cage in the window.

Day 6 - This was taken first thing Monday morning.  The crew was finishing the roof, tying up loose ends and cleaning up

Day 6 – This was taken first thing Monday morning. The crew was finishing the roof, tying up loose ends and cleaning up.

Day 6 - We walked over with the dogs as usual, this time to our new, dried-in home.

Day 6 – We walked over with the dogs as usual, this time to our new, dried-in home.

Day 6 - Inside of house.

Day 6 – Inside of house, hands on hips of course.  Nice, tallllllll ceiling.

Day 6 - North wall with soft natural evening light pouring in.

Day 6 – North wall with soft natural evening light pouring in.  You may notice the absence of cross beams in these photos.  The crew had to leave and will return a week from Saturday to install the cross beams.

On the way back home, we encountered a pretty large, fat/stocky lizard.  It looked like a cross between a gila monster and a horny toad.  Identification pending.

On the way back home, we encountered a pretty large, fat/stocky lizard. It looked like a cross between a gila monster and a horny toad. Identification pending.

Day 6 - We walked the dogs home and then drove back to the property to install a lock on the door and curtains on the windows.  Because the house looks so unique, we anticipate people might feel inclined to come right up to it and check it out.  Lo and behold, upon driving down Idaho St, we passed someone leaving our property.  The fence shall go up soon...

Day 6 – We walked the dogs home and then drove back to the property to install a lock on the door and curtains on the windows. Because the house looks so unique, we anticipate that people might feel inclined to come right up to it and check it out. Lo and behold, upon driving down Idaho St, we passed someone leaving our property. The fence shall go up soon…

Brian installed the deadbolt and door knob while I hung the curtains and attached the window cranks.

Brian installed the deadbolt and doorknob while I hung the curtains and attached the window cranks.

Day 6 - Final photo as we were leaving that day.

Day 6 – Final photo as we were leaving that day.

Next steps –

  1. Check in with building inspector
  2. Purchase some stuff (i.e. Electrical panel, saw, painting supplies etc)
  3. Paint the end caps and weatherize the windows
  4. Paint and install the trim for the door and windows
  5. Continue studying for electrical exam (Brian)
  6. Build the bathroom
  7. Build a deck and stairs

Then we’ll get into the electrical and plumbing, followed by the insulation and drywall.  Too bad Fred can’t hold a hammer.

Not as useful as being able to wield a hammer, but at least he can hold a mini-sneaker.

Not as useful as being able to wield a hammer, but at least he can hold a mini-sneaker.

 

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