This past weekend was my third trip to the cabin this month, and I’ve made some good progress on the interior during that time. I’ve finished the bedroom, textured and painted most of the walls, installed about 3/4 of the laminate flooring, assembled some more Ikea furniture, and got a small start on the kitchen.
I have started to feel a bit like a prisoner in the cabin this month though since I’ve rarely been able to get out and enjoy my land, and it’s not just because of the work I’ve been doing. The mosquitoes are about the worst I can remember. There’s been way too much rain lately, and I have areas of standing water in the field and in the woods. This and the higher than normal heat have made for a perfect storm for mosquitoes.
My plan for August is to finish the walls, floor, baseboard, and kitchen, and to get the rest of the furniture in place. I hope to start some pressing outside projects, like the front wall siding, come September and October. I prefer saving the outside work for the cooler months when it’s not so oppressive in the sun and there’s fewer mosquitoes.
The last picture I have to share is of the “micro bedroom”. While there are two beds (bunked) and a wardrobe, there’s only about 18 square feet of open floor space – about enough room for one person to get dressed at a time. I personally don’t feel it’s too small and, in fact, the lower bunk is my youngest son’s favorite place to curl up and read a book.