Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Monday, May 25, 2009
Friday, May 22, 2009
Thursday, May 21, 2009
It only took about three hours to lift the building the remaining eight feet in the air. I can't tell you how incredibly wierd the cottage looks from it's new lofty position. CDS says they've never had a building fall down - keep your fingers crossed! We can actually see about half way across the lake under the cottage. The pictures say it all.
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Too late to back out now! CDS arrived early and worked hard all day. They ran into more digging than anticipated so managed to get the beams installed under the cottage and raised it about 14", but the major hoist will happen tomorrow morning. Sure looks sad. I have to keep remembering to look forward, and not back.
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
The porch came down today in about three and a half hours and all fit into one trailer to go to the dump. It's VERY bright in the living room, and although the temperature was only 18 outside, with no porch to shade us, the inside temperature spiked to an uncomfortable 28!! The mosquito season has begun so we couldn't open the sliding doors either.
Delivery of the POD, which we'll use for storing the furniture while the cottage is being renovated. For anyone who hasn't seen one of these delivered, he could have set it down on a dime! I had awful visions of the whole thing rolling over and bouncing on top of Chris and Adam's new trailer. There's only about 5' between the two.
Monday, May 4, 2009
There are so many of you who grew up here at the Rideau that we figured you would be interested to see what has been happening so far this year. As you all probably know, we are having to have the foundation of the cottage replaced, so we're going a few steps further to modernize and fix up the place. On the 19th of May we'll be raising the building eight feet in the air to dig down and put in a new foundation/crawl space. We'll provide pictures of the process so you can keep up on what's going on if you wish. We'll be taking up residence in the parking lot, and spreading on to Bill's/Vaughan's for probably three to four months. I've told John that he MUST view this as an "adventure".