I worked on Friday which was a bank holiday here in Sweden, so I took Monday as a bank holiday instead and had three days at the cabin. There isn’t that much to write about really because most of the time was spent inside the cabin completing work in the living room.
We have a corner now where we can wash and clean our teeth.
I have made wooden architrave frames around the windows
and cut and fixed up architrave around the ceiling and around the top of the panel. This wasn’t easy because nothing is square in the cabin and I could not just cut 90 degree angels in the corners.
My neighbours came to help me remove some tree roots from in frint of the cabin
and we felled a large Spruce tree that had become rotten in the centre.
Last weekend we were at the cabin. Teres spent Friday evening applying filler to the walls to ensure they were level, so that she could later apply wallpaper.
On Saturday morning Teres glued a special thick wallpaper to the walls which also helps to create a flat surface to apply the actual wallpaper to.
Then on Sunday morning she started applying the wallpaper to the walls.
By late afternoon Teres have completed the wallpapering.
Spent the weekend digging under both the cabin and sauna, and then using a bottle jack to raise up the cabin and sauna, to make them level. In the picture below, you can see that the cabin has dropped slightly, though the veranda is level.
Once raised up, I placed pieces of wood on the pillars to keep the cabin level.
I have also has my Little Acorn camera fixed to a tree at the cabin for three weeks, but the only picture it has taken is of this Pine Marten (Martes martes).
We spent three days at the cabin last weekend. It rained on Friday and Saturday, but fortunately I spent most of the weekend work in the cabin.
I completed the work fixing tongue and groove panels to the walls and I fixed skirting boards around the floor.
I also completed fixing up coving around the kitchen ceiling. It can be small details that take so much time to complete, like joining two different types of coving in a corner.
On Sunday the sun was shining and so I spent some time photographing birds including this Pied Flycatcher
and House Martins collecting mud to build their nests.
The temperature last Friday was 30 degrees C and and after working out in the heat all day, when we arrived at the cabin, both myself and Emma headed straight to the lake to cool off.
Initially the water was cold, but after a couple of minutes it was warm and relaxing to be in the lake
I spent most of the weekend working on the cabin. This time I was fixing tongue and groove boards around the living room walls, one metre high.
We will then have wall paper on the walls above the boards
Emma was bored, so I asked here to draw a picture on the wall where the boards were going, and she also wrote about our family, so that in future years when the boards are removed, someone can read about who was living there before.
I put up a hammock as a chair on the veranda and Emma spent quite bit of time sitting there birdwatching.
We have a pair of White Wagtails nesting under the cabin roof and they spent a lot of time catching insects.
There were also Black Grouse displaying nearby in the evening.
We will be spending three days at the cabin this coming weekend.