Sunday, June 27, 2010

The Cabin

Tool Belt Jim sold the 13 acres of land that he had bought several years ago and had been looking around to find some acreage with a cabin on it in a more secluded area. He found such a place located about 2 hours from us up on a small mountain top.
You can't tell from the pic but we had to park my truck at the bottom of the mountain and drive up to the cabin. 4 wheel drive is almost a must.

Tool Belt Jim has been hauling equipment and stuff to the cabin in the last few weeks and mowed an area around the cabin. By the way, we were reading on the Internet that bears have been seen in this part of the world. Uh oh!

Here's the view from the front of the cabin. Wish the camera showed depth better.

Tool Belt Jim built a shed to keep his tools in, and set up the water heater in the shed also.

He ran the pipes so as to have a shower outside the building. Unfortunately, water has to be trucked up the hill in a large tank. No water will be wasted up here!

Here is where you also wash your hands.

And how could we possibly forget the outhouse. Tool Belt Jim also built this. The top half of the door is gone so the sun can shine in I guess. But the rain and snow can also come in. Jim has already bought a septic tank so the outhouse is only for a short time.

Here's Tool Belt Jim taking a break in his recliner while eating a snack. Notice the shower stall beside him. The cabin was already plumbed for a bathroom.

The boys and I stopped at a small convenience store down the road and bought some stuff for us lunch. Their poppy had found a really nice table and antique chairs to put in the cabin.

Since we forgot to pick up paper plates , Koda had to eat his cottage cheese right out of the container. Doesn't seem to have slowed him down any.

The previous owners had already poured a concrete pad where he intended to build a house. Can't imagine how a concrete truck would have ever made it up the mountain.

Blackberries were beginning to ripen along the edge of the concrete pad.

The previous owners had planted apple, peach and plum trees as well as cherry. The peaches were almost ripe so Tool Belt Jim sliced one for Koda to try.

It's hard to see from the pic but the peach tree is loaded.

Mark snapped this pic just after I finished calling his mom to tell her we had made it. Cell phone reception is great up here at the top

The generator had run out of gas just before we got there so Tool Belt Jim had driven into town to get some more gas and unfortunately when he got back, the generator wouldn't start. So he loaded it up in the back of the truck and we decided to head back to meet the boys momma for a shopping trip. Too hot to stay at the cabin with no air working. Koda is like me and afraid of heights so Poppy is telling him he would be fine riding down the mountain while sitting on the console. Can you tell by the look on his face that he is not buying it?

My truck is at the bottom of this steep hill. Unfortunately, you can't tell by the pic that this road is taking you straight down. Very steep!

Now to hit the mall and look for some little girl dresses on sale! My daughter and her husband are meeting us to stay overnight in a motel so the kids can swim and then we can shop. Been a great weekend and accomplished a lot.

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