On May 13, 2016, the Love Shack officially became our. The year went by so fast, it’s hard to believe that we have had her a year. She is now 72 years old and getting better every day.
With that in mind a little looking back is always fun, and a nice reminder of how far we have come.
We started our first weekend with getting a bin delivered to gut the house.
The the Weekend Warriors started to take down the old walls.
Down came the Kitchen.
Bedroom number three was removed , and made way for a larger kitchen that will still be built.
Johnny pulled apart and took down bedroom number 2
And Enrico took down bedroom number 1.
They had me on steadily carry the garbage out and shooting the pictures, while our friend Barry hid from the camera, but never the work, helping everyone out.
And Coco supervised all that was going on, especially the dining tent and the cooking.
And soon we had bare walls.
And the next day we started building. The sub-floors were laid.
Then came the collar ties.
Next came the framing of the bedroom walls.
Followed by the electrical.
We stopped working to have the Families First Birthday Party at the Cottage.
Then the Cistern came and we had fresh water.
Chris introduced us to Ed, and we put him to work helping with the insulation.
The dry wall for bedrooms one and two went up next.
Some new windows got put in.
And the wall behind the Cast Iron Stove got built.
Then came time for a little fun with the Weekend Warriors Barbecue and War Games.
The Cast Iron Stove was put in.
The hard wood floors were laid in bedroom one and two.
Fall came along, and we had out first Thanksgiving at the Cottage and painted bedrooms one and two.
The concert pad was poured for the propane tank and next we had heat.
With the bedrooms painted, the furniture was put into bedroom one.
Sadly, that night we lost our Coco, to Heart Disease.
It was getting to be the end of our season and time to shut down for the Winter. Before we did that we had one last trip to head up to close her down and to introduce our new member of the family, Romeo, to the Love Shack.
Over the Winter, we have back up to check on her every month. Sense then, we had some more water problems, the holding tank lid had shifted. That was fixed in April.
Romeo is now nine months old and weighing in at eighty-five pounds. He had his first walk on the beach and he loved it.
We have been back at the cottage, and the built-ins in bedroom number 2 are in the process of being built.
Shopping, shopping and more shopping has been done to get ready for more work.
And here we are one year later, Still loving the Love Shack.
Now it’s time for the Weekend Warriors to dust off their tools… It Cottage Building Time.
Happy Anniversary to the Love Shack.