Fun, progress and hot water!

A lunch with family and friends
I don’t see a safety issue here do you?
This is the very first meal cooked on our new indoor stove
Men being silly with the manometer which actually has something to do with propane.

Such a great mix of fun and progress as we begin the finishing work on the cabin. Indoor cooking! Plumbing! Hot water! It’s all kind of amazing.

 

Weekend adventures and misadventures

For my birthday I wanted a weekend with friends and a comfortable place to sit!
interesting conversations
and great food
I did NOT want a test of our emergency evacation procedures when Maddy lost her balance and put her hands on the wood stove!!!
Fortunately, we had Mike on hand for some first aid and Jodi for TLC until she got to the emergency room in Vancouver. And she is now on the mend.
At Maddy’s request we didn’t let the crisis ruin our weekend and had a great Sunday of disc golf.
An adventurous and memorable weekend!

Big progress, bocce and brownies to die for

 

A great weekend at Gambier with many thanks to Louise, Sean & Mike for great food, good progress and bocce mania.

We invited a new term: “real-time design” for some of the modifications and adjustments that get made along the way. Installing the window on the second floor was a perfect 3.0 — e.g. the third time we tried to complete this aspect of the building. The first time we got the measurements wrong, the second time we got the measurements for a sliding door (which we didn’t yet have) right but decided to use a window (which we did have) instead. The many discussions around this reminded me again that the ‘logical’ criteria in our design philosophy is almost entirely subjective! Maybe logic is the thing that balances out all of the other values, the simplest path to meeting the most needs. Anyhow, we used a window we had left over and we didn’t have to buy a door and we rebuilt the wall so we wouldn’t drive ourselves crazy with wishing, years from now, that we’d taken the time to do it right the first time.
So that’s logical right?

Safety First Sean!

The geek in me was helpless to resist the animation possibilities of these two photos of Sean. It would be smoother if I did it in Photoshop but not bad for the first animation generator I googled. Click on the picture to see it in action.

From Jun 2011

In addition to the installation of the window we did a lot of tidying and sweeping in a space that everyday is feeling less like an idea and more like a real cabin. We had music on the deck for the first time thanks to the sweet sound system Louise brought. Mike made brownies with a cream cheese filling from his cooking muse, Nigella Lawson, and she did inspire him to greatness. The weekend was all about keeping the carnivores happy: Sean brought the bbq to life with some amazing juicy burgers and Saturday night we went Ukrainian with sausage and perogies.

The daisies are out

 

From Jun 2011
and the weather on the ride back was fantastic! Thanks again everyone for a rockin’ weekend!