"Cottage" ... 2009
Our plans for the summer of 2009 originally focused on finishing the downstairs
woodwork, door and window casings and moldings as well as all baseboard and upper trim
enclosing the area underneath the deck that faces the lake,
landscape that area and create gardens there; put another coat
of paint on the house; stain and seal the deck and paint a couple
of picnic tables.
We did get a new coat of paint on the house,
and the deck enclosure project went so well that we decided to
enclose the entire thing. That, along with the perennial gardens
there, was completed in mid-July. For a variety of
reasons, we hired a contractor to put a roof over the
larger portion of the lakeside deck. That project started on
August 4 and was wrapped up on August 27. It would have been
done sooner, but we were in Mexico
from the 13th to the 22nd.
In early September, we had a dump truck load of topsoil dropped
off. With the help of our neighbor's New Holland tractor, we
got that moved into the lakeside area behind the retaining walls,
raked into place, seeded and covered with hay. By next
spring we should have more grass to mow! Most of the
downstairs door and window casings and moldings have been
finished. The rest of those, along with the baseboard
moldings will have to wait until 2010.
This slideshow is a collection of pictures of the construction
and other events at the cottage in 2009.