blogging our home building process

Monday, October 24, 2011

Farmer Ferg and the Mrs. Come to Town

This week at the cabin was fairly quiet.  The rock guys called to say the rock wasn't in so the fireplace/porch piers would have to wait another week or two.  Then, the porch/interior railing was delayed due to sander issues.  So, we finished up the interior tongue/groove in the dining/kitchen and living areas and also cut, stained and mounted the fireplace mantel from one of the hemlock timbers.  Then, it was time for Ron to pack up and head to FL for 2 weeks for his wife's, birthday.  (Happy Birthday Lori!)

mantel (with sample of the rock we are going to use)

t&g (all the boxes are flooring!)

spare bedroom

Just after the dust settled from Ron's departure, Farmer Ferg and the Mrs. came to town all the way from Kansas!   They arrived Thursday afternoon after a long 16 hour drive and we were delighted to see them!  We took them shopping on Friday all over Knoxville to find hardwood flooring for the main floor and the upstairs.  (We are doing a lighter colored flooring downstairs and a darker flooring upstairs.)  Then, we put them to work!  Dad helped Jason clean up the yard which was much needed and a necessity for us to close.  They burned scrap wood into the late hour on Friday night and continued burning on Saturday.  They also managed to build some side walls for the trailer which will come in handy when it is finally time to move!!!  Oh and I can't forget, they hung the Deeradise sign!  Meanwhile, Mom and I started staining the upstairs spare bedroom.

our LARGE pile of scrap!

Farmer Ferg and the Mrs. :)

Sunday, we took a much needed day off to do a little sight seeing before Mom and Dad headed back to KS on Monday.  We took the folks over to Tellico Plains and along the Cherahola Skyway  for some gorgeous leaf viewing!  We had a great weekend with Mom and Dad and greatly appreciate them taking the time to drive all this way and help us out!  Thank you very, very much Mom and Dad!
Tellico River

Bald River Falls - cascades 100 ft!

Views along the Cherahola Skyway

Indian Boundary along the Cherahola

the colors peaked around 3000 ft.

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