That's right! We are Gettin' Er' Done Again!
We are more exhausted than when we started but it's a that ' good ' exhaustion of accomplishing something together.
We are bedraggled from work, not play.
And~~~ we are not done yet.
Having a cabin is not just ' fun.'
It's work. Just like having a home, it takes periodic upkeep to maintain a livable grounds to enjoy.
We have been having trouble for a few years, as some of you already know, with little trouble-makers, or wood borers of which we have two different kinds. They leave little sawdust piles on the logs to show us just where they have been. Just one more time, I would like to catch them doing the actual damage. We have tiny holes all over the place, including inside, we now have found.
Upon closer inspection by a forester, we have been made aware that, these little pests, actually do not eat the wood from the inside, but rather, burrow about an inch in, lay their eggs, and leave.
Needless to say, it's still an ongoing job to keep them under control, at least on our cabin logs.
One of the culprits happened to fly by long enough for a fuzzy portrait.
This must be the female, as the hubby has a buzz saw on his rear that does the dirty work while she lays around~~~laying eggs and making the whole process endless, not to say her job is not important to her.
Another visitor, and there were plenty, was this fat dude. There ARE ways to control these unwelcome visitors~
Now, we could get down to business, first sweeping off all of the logs of dust bunnies, spider webs, sawdust piles, leaves, etc.,
set up scaffolding, high as ever! I do not do ' high,' and proceed with painting on the sealant for the logs which is also an insecticide, fungicide, clear finish when all is done.
Sometimes a ladder on top of the scaffold boards is needed....not me!
I stick to brushing from the ground or deck up, as far as my little arms will allow without tipping my head back too far. Neck injuries are no fun for the easily dizzied, but I can still ' brush on, back brush, ' with the best of them.
By the end of the weekend, the cabin is looking pretty good.
We still have 4 top logs on the west side to do. Bill says I can raise him up in the bucket of the tractor for those. I have done this but have to admit that I didn't particularly enjoy the ride. Let's see how he likes it.
Oh, the fun we have just GettinErDone!
Thanks for stopping and helping.
Have a great week. I will be posting more of our weekend soon.
It wasn't all work.