July 2, 2014

A working vacation at the a frame

 This is definitely a working vacation rehabbing this cottage. 
 All the nasty carpet and padding is out.  In the mean time, we've covered the floor with heavy duty protective paper.
 Next week, Chris is renting a sander and will attempt to restore the floors.  The girl's loft is all done and looks wonderful.  
 In the last 48 hours, I've wiped down more spider webs on walls than I've seen in a lifetime.
 The dust was inches thick throughout the cottage.
 Today, we are going to work on the lower level basement. The cottage smells a ton better already . Fresh paint downstairs should get rid of the last of the stink .
 The best part is the view. The lake is amazing .
 Chris and the girls have been catching fish right off the dock.
I'm going to be missing in action this week on everyone's blogs.  No internet yet at the cottage.   I updated the blog when I came home to grab more things to bring back to the cottage.
Have a wonderful 4th of July!  Be safe.  Have loads of fun!  I'll be back.  Pinky swear.

19 comments:

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I hope you take some time to enjoy the lake. It's a lot of work and it will take time to get it the way you want it. At least your hubby has some time to spend on it this summer. Lots of hugs, Diane

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Pam Kessler said...

Does Josie have her own little A-frame? That is too cute!

Lynn@Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

That pillow is perfect!!! Hard work that WILL pay off shortly, enjoy the process. Happy 4th of July... Sounds like grilled fish:@)

laurie -magpie ethel said...

Have a great time at the cottage and enjoy the holiday!

Margaret said...

Everything looks squeaky clean and I bet it is smelling great! The hard work is so worth it! You'll be enjoying the lake in no time! Happy 4th!

vivian said...

You'll all be having a blast! Perfect place to spend the 4thof july. Have fun!!
Xoxo
Vivian

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Hi Kim,
Looking good! The view is definitely gorgeous!! How wonderful! Enjoy your weekend.
Gina

Robins Nest said...

Your cottage is so quaint, LOVE IT!!

Corey Moortgat said...

What a perfect place for the 4th! Hope you have a great time and get tons done. Love Josie playing with her A-frame. I got Avery a Fisher Price pop-up camper when we got our pop-up camper last year, too!

Lynne said...

What a "dream come true" this will be . . .
The memories begin!
Happy Fourth of July at YOUR cabin/cottage . . .

Jboo said...

Wow -- a lot of work, but it's already becoming your own and so beautiful! Have a fun 4th! Love the loft!

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Fabulous! You've accomplished so much already. Hope you plan on having one of those yummy frozen drinks while looking at the lake, sometime this weekend. HAPPY 4th!

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Looking so good Kim!! Have a festive and fantastic time there!! Happy 4th of July!! :) xo Holly

Lisa said...

How wonderful! Enjoy your weekend!

Donna said...

What a gorgeous view, Kim! And to catch fish for dinner is a real bonus! Are you sure you won't miss that pink carpet?:) Your cottage is going to shine and sparkle when you are thru with it! Happy 4th!

Diane Mars said...

Have fun and enjoy those fantastic views.

vintage grey said...

Looks so cozy and wonderful already!! Enjoy and Happy 4th! xo Heather

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

I am catching up on all the exciting news in your lives ! I love A frame cottages, there are many similar ones on Ontario lake fronts. What a wonderful opportunity for your family. I can't wait to see how you make it a summer home.
Ps congratulations to Emma !