|This is how the house looked when we purchased it in 2001.|
My mother thought we were crazy. She never really liked it here. She grew up in the country with no modern conveniences and thought this was no better than how she grew up. At times I also wondered if we were in over our heads. The first summer my husband worked the entire summer on chinking the house. The person we bought the house from hired someone to put colored caulk between the logs and all of that had to be removed before the chinking could even begin. For those who wonder what chinking is, it is the white product that is between the logs. In the old days, it was a cement type mortar but now they have a synthetic product that stays elastic and doesn't crack with the movement of the logs. It keeps cold air and insects from getting between the logs.
|Notice the snazzy orange counter top. Stylish in 1970.|
If you follow this blog you know I have written about many of the improvements we have tackled, but basically the layout remains the same. The only thing added was a dining room. I also wrote about that. http://www.thecabincountess.com/2013/01/putting-new-addition-on-log-house.html
Some day we may have to move but for now this is home.
|The house on August 15, 2001|