Our cabin development continues in
The first trip of the year we made to the cabin was on the evening
of April 5th. Actually, we went to Glen's parents cabin, and so didn't
get to our cabin until the Saturday. The drive over the Coquihalla Friday
night was quite an adventure. It was rainy and foggy making it difficult
to see (thanks Susan for driving). The weekend was nice though, warm and
sunny (especially the Sunday). In the big scheme of things, we really didn't
do that much on our place that weekend. We spent some time working on the
path in the front of our cabin. Glen also spent some time drilling the
support beams in preparation for putting in the wiring for heat, but couldn't
install the wiring because the electrical shop had mistakenly given us
the wrong size wire. We spent a lot of our time at Glen's parents where
we did things such as watch old slides.
The next weekend, things were getting under way (not due to our direct
physical involvement). Glen's parents had brought out a load
of lumber in preparation for Glen's uncle Lee starting
to work on building a deck, and adding some kitchen cabinets. Susan
spent a good part of the day working on flattening
the trail in front of our cabin as well as adding
rocks to the trail edges to give it some trail definition. Glen's dad
got the thermostats installed. Glen spent some time helping level the path,
as well as doing some work on the inside. On Sunday, we went down to Horseshoe
Bay near St. Ives and collected some rocks (adding trail definition has
been using up all our nice rocks). The Sunday drive back was surprisingly
snowy on the Coquihalla, being some of the worst weather we've been in
on the highway (especially mid-April)! Once past
Hope, the weather was good.
We got away nice and early on April 19th. Susan had the day off so
picked Glen up from work with the car loaded for the weekend. We took the
road through Delta and Surrey before ending up on Highway 1 as it neared
Langley. Driving straight through (eating dinner in the car) got us to
the cabin (Glen's parent's cabin) the earliest we've ever made it, 10:30!
We actually had time to stop in Kamloops at the Zellers just before it
closed in time to buy a doormat (with squirrels on it). When we made it,
Karen and Irv were still over visiting. Saturday the 20th was nice and
sunny, so we got some good work done on the cabin. Glen's uncle Lee had
been out during the week and so the deck had been started (12).
Glen's dad worked on wiring, Susan
worked on the trail in the front yard. We saw a brown frog on our lot
(he certainly was a ways away from the lake)! That afternoon we started
a fire, and then had dinner in our place. That
evening we of course sat around the fire. On Sunday Glen's dad got the
attic lights installed, Susan worked on the path, and Glen made some
stairs to the firepit as well as moved rocks into place to make an
actual firepit. That afternoon when we left, we saw a pheasant on the
road (we often see deer, but we only see a pheasant about once a year).
The trip back to the coast was certainly better than the last one (although
the summit of the Coquihalla did have some snow).
continued in May 2002