Well, here we are in our last home. Our retirement home. We’ve already lived here 16 years! Yes, we’re getting old. I can’t believe it. For the most part I don’t feel old but then every once in a while something tells me, oh yes, I’m getting old. 😦
We love it here! We worked very hard building this house, like we did the other two houses. We had help, more help with this house. The log men were incredible! One especially. He was only 29 years old but he knew what he was doing!
We’ll never forget that day! The excitement and the reality of what we were doing! Oh my…what had we gotten ourselves into!!! Could we do it? Well, at this point, we had to!!!
Jerry planed every single log that went into the house! Whole logs were used for the down stairs and half logs were used for the upstairs.
The trailer house you see in the picture is where Jerry and I lived from October 1996 to April ’97. It was then moved to Rob’s property next door and they lived in it until their house was built! We moved into our 5th wheel camper for the summer and moved into our unfinished log home in October, ’97.
In this house, downstairs: we have a living room, dining room, kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, small reading room, utility room and a sun room. Upstairs: master bedroom, bathroom, loft.
Jerry and Rob are setting our new claw foot tub in the downstairs bathroom. Jerry’s brother, Jim, is in the picture. He had helped set the tub but there was only room for two of them to work on it so he’s now watching.
Jim died of cancer the next summer.
Tim and Jerry are hanging the antique chandelier in the dining room.
Our daughter, Christy, would have helped, I’m sure, but she was busy with her two little children and then had a third baby!
Later we made the gazebo into a sun room! We love it and use it all the time!
I have so many pictures I could post here but I’m got to limit them.