Tuesday, December 11, 2007


What a trooper she is! This girl is amazing in all honesty ~ she can do it all. She cut up two elks on her kitchen table. Her hubby lovingly calls her "his squaw". (They each got an elk this year.)

Kitchen area. *screams* This is sooo exciting. The kitchen is my most favorite part of the whole house.

Quixa running up the construction stairs.
Mike doing his thing.
Family room corner. I'm bummed, we WERE going to put our woodburning stove in that corner, but the roof line won't allow it... we need to schootch it over a bit.
Winter view from the mudroom. Beautiful, huh!
Kitchen again.
Kitchen. You can see where the winder is going to go.
Getting there! I hear it's just freezing cold... Mike said it was nine degrees this morning... and didn't get above freezing today. He said the last couple days were kind of brutal.
Bedroom corner... looking like a cabin.
Mike goofing off. This guy always has a smile on his face. He's amazing. I'm so lucky.
Hum....looking puzzled.
Trying to keep warm.
Our steel building that Mike built w/ my dad and brother. He finished the wall paneling while it was raining. He ran some line around the sides for his air compressor.
Humm... now... I think that's Mike.. but his face looks different!! ?? I think he has safety glasses on... maybe he has a beard go'in on.

Awwww.....my little Quixa Binka, Mike's best friend. I miss her sooo much. I'm used to her being by my side allll dayyyyy longggggg.

I simply can't get over how much these guys have done in two short weeks. The logs were delivered on November 30th. I think they should start their own log cabin building business... Busy Beaver Builders... hee hee... what do you think??? Can you imagine answering the phone like that.

Ugghhhh... as I sit here so full ... from eating too much crap since Sunday.... I think I'm going to be at least five pounds heavier when Mike gets home...and he'll be 10 pounds lighter b/c they are working so hard. I better starve myself for the next week!! I need to get my assets back on that treadmill... and fast!!!


A Little Revolution said...

I see you are still trying to tempt me to move out west. It is working by the way.

furiousBall said...

Awesome, great job everybody

Grandma W said...

I wish I had not missed that day in class on "Building Log Cabins". The Baxter's skill sets are awesome. Tangey was going over to someone's home to cut up a deer while Terri and I were reading the instructions on "how to nuke" our supper.There's a learning curve here that is vast. Ha Ha

Looks great Mike. I applaud your tenacity and weight loss program.

Love you guys, grandma wright

RWA said...

Wait a minute...she carved up two entire elks - on her kitchen table?!?!??!?!!?


Great progress on the cabin, by the way.

crabby old man said...

Looks like it's going together. If the lady can help build a castle & Butcher elks, she sounds like a keeper

JoeinVegas said...

OK, just why are there pictures of your neighbor putting together logs and not you? If you are going to live there, why not swing that hammer?
And you have that white lawn I see so often in pictures of the east coast. Nice.

Chris H said...

Awesome progress, cannot imagine how it will look inside when finished? Logs still? How do you get power lines etc inside the 'walls'? Lots of questions running through my head!

GoofyJ said...

Wow! That is looking really good. :)

Liam's Mom - Gina said...

Wow, what progress!!! So cool that your neighbor is so resourceful... and that Quixa... what a doll! I would miss her too!

Paul Champagne said...

I can't believe how good it is starting to look ... I'm starting to get jealous ... wait ... 9 degrees? ... not tooooo jealous.

g-man said...

Lovely, lovely photos!!! Soon enough it will be complete and you will wonder what it was like to stand on the spot where the kitchen and recall when there was no house there. Looking forward to the progress pictures. Glad all is going well.

The elk thing is impressive.

Terri@SteelMagnolia said...

I need to give credit where credit is due...

it's not only Mikey...

but it's our adorable neighbor Timmy, too. He's amazing as well...

We certainly could not do any of without Tim and his "squaw".

Terri@SteelMagnolia said...

and of THIS without Timmy and his squaw...

hee hee..

They have both been most helpful.

We are sooooo lucky.