Shut the Front Door

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And the side door, if you please!  We have points of entry that are not large sheets of wood!  Yay!

So! First of all – Saturday night, the mother-in-law (MIL) and I went for a drive since we hadn’t seen any elk at In The Sticks Cabins.  In Benezette, you don’t have to go to far to see an elk.  Before we even left the neighborhood we saw a bunch of cows.  Then, we drove up to the Elk Country Visitor Center (it’s across the street people, check it out).  As we headed up the steep, winding driveway (I’ve walked it, it’s not for the faint of heart), we saw about 10 cars stopped in the roadway.  The bull I saw last weekend was there.  The MIL snagged a picture (no stopping or standing on roadways!  Safety first!) where he’s got demon eyes.


On Sunday morning, the husband woke me up at 7:30 (ack!) to drive to Dubois to visit Lowe’s.  (If Lowe’s offered a frequent visitor punch card, we’d both have free tshirts by now.) As we were leaving the neighborhood, you’ll never guess who we saw!

I hear this guy has been making the rounds in downtown Benezette too.  Busy guy!  We heard him bugle a few times throughout the weekend.

Now down to cabin business.  The husband brought his A-game this long weekend.  On Sunday he finished up the siding on the driveway side of The Sapling.  We now have siding on 3 sides of the cabin – the front side was special order so those materials should arrive soon.

On our way back from Lowe’s, we stopped to get some firewood so I could keep my bonfire going.  Since I’m not really useful for siding (although, I do pick up the scraps pretty good!), it was my job to stack the firewood.  Not bad, not bad at all.


On Monday (Happy Labor Day!), the husband tackled the siding on the front side of the porch roof.  I did not take pictures of him using this “scaffolding”, because, well, it looked dangerous.

He finished up by putting the front door in place – more on that next week!  He was just in time, a nasty looking storm was rolling in as I was headed out.  Back to the grind folks – have a good week!



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Hi! My name is Joan Smith, I’m a travel blogger from the UK and founder of Hevor. In this blog I share my adventures around the world and give you tips about hotels, restaurants, activities and destinations to visit. You can watch my videos or join my group tours that I organize to selected destinations. [Suggestion: You could use the Author Biography Block here]