We hit the ground running on Saturday afternoon. While Brian visited a few hardware stores for supplies and returns, I trucked the dog team to the property and taped off everything within the non-scary ladder range. After he arrived and finished the top edge work, I joined in and we were done painting the north side within an hour. [The featured image above is the view of the north side from Cheyenne St (the only street that can see our house, since we are against a public open space)]
We were home by 6:45ish and decided to go out for a nice meal. We took quick sponge baths, put on our “fancy” clothes (read – clean), grabbed an ice cream snack to hold us over until our reservation at 8pm and then went on to have a lovely and satisfying meal at the Buckhorn Saloon, complete with tour of the haunted opera house. If you ever visit this area, go have a meal at the Buckhorn. It’s about 20 minutes away in Pinos Altos (known locally as simply ‘PA’) and is probably our favorite restaurant here. Great ambiance, consistent quality (excellent) and great service.
Hang onto your hats, we’re race-painting today! We woke up a little late (noonish) and got to the property around 12:45. The forecast called for a ‘severe thunderstorm’ in the next 3-5 hours and there were clouds all around. However, knowing that thunderstorms frequently hit the zip code without affecting our property, we decided to risk it and paint the second coat on both sides. We were done by 3pm, without a single drop of rain.
Having done two coats on both sides of the house, we were feeling fancy free and decided to go see a movie. No big deal, just an hour’s drive to Deming to see Mission Impossible. Overall, a productive and fantastic weekend.
Because the subfloor got wet during the cabin construction, we need to rent a sander and a generator before we can move forward with the floor. We’d like to lay down another layer of plywood to give the floor a more solid feel. We will also have to add a stud or two underneath it where a seam or two is unsupported.
Part of the reason we’re thinking about the floor already is because we will soon reinstall the door and we want to know how much height the floor will command. Also we want to have the extra subflooring down before we frame the bathroom. Additional tasks include further prep for the electrical exam
For a full summary of our experience with Arched Cabins, please read Arched Cabin Summary.