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    heading to the cabin today.
    going a different route so its easier on the truck.
    gonna put the roof on the second cabin build.
    looking forward to getting out of town.
    plus sort of worried.put a 5 gallon bucket in the kitchen at the cabin.i tied a string across and one going down with a clump of peanut butter on it.
    water in less than half full in the bucket.sure would hate to have 6 mice floating in there sitting there festering for 3 weeks.
    glad if i get them.not glad if its stinky and rotting in all the high temps.
    so cant wait to get to the cabin and check that one out.
    getting ready for an adventure.


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    Good luck .....that's always part of it....wondering about stuff when you aren't there.
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    ha ha.it sure is hunter63.
    u are lucky.u are already there.
    soon we shall be too.thank u.

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    We are at the "city house" for a few more days....dog had surgery so waiting on stitches being removed.
    Always something...........
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    The good thing about dead mice (other than being dead) is that they are small and won't stink for too long. If they died a week or more ago the odor should be gone.

    I'd still not inhale deeply as I walked inside.
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    We arrived at the cabin around 9pm last Tuesday.
    Usually we get out, walk the cabin area, looking for signs of break in, or wildlife events.
    Usually we go; LOOK! What’s this?!...discovering later that they are our own tracks from last time.

    This time cabi made a beeline to the poophaus.
    Considerable coffee intake on the way down was more than ready to outgo.

    Note;
    I built our loo in the strict style of the (I really don’t know what to do here) ancient culture of early ignoramusism, religiously adhering to the ‘I’ve gotta poop now’ method.
    One of the unique features is having to insert and outsert a board from the back of our facility in order to cover and uncover the 5 gal poopail.

    In Cabi’s scurry to the back of our poophaus to remove the board, she suddenly got real quiet, trying, in the dark, to focus on and fathom what her mind was trying to explain to her.

    ‘Gar, come here….quick!’

    ‘What?’

    ‘JUST….COME…..!......‘NOWWWWW!’

    My mind registered that my dear woman of 45 years, mother of my children, grandmother of my grandchildren, might be in trouble, and most definitely is facing down some sorta wild animal, most likely a hungry puma (of which, by the way, would make a really cool name of a rock band…’The Hungry Pumas’)…..

    …..where was I……ah, yes….screaming woman.


    I immediately went into rapid dawdle, tearing myself away from starring at the load in the pickup, breaking into a speedy saunter.
    I mean since it’s obviously a large heaving drooling ravenous wild mountain lion, why confuse everyone by rushing in and suddenly becoming the other white meat?
    (this tactic learned from many years of astute survivalist training)



    As I came around the cabin, here is what I saw, that cabi was trying to explain to me in great detail (in as few stunned, stupefied words as possible);
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    beginning of our 'root cellar'
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    Alright....can't make out the ???????....maybe a clue?....Tree down?
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    However, the main event, the one that was our main purpose of this trip, the putting on of the roof, was somewhat of an adventure all by itself.

    Wednesday morning clouds formed.

    Ah.

    Not gonna be so hot.

    Nice.

    Mosey.

    Tear off sagging roof tarp.

    Gaze, with frozen stupification, at waterfall from sagging tarp gush directly onto bed, camera, pistol, and other important things, like me.

    Haul tools and organize things while cabi swabs out bedroom cabin and hangs things out to dry.

    Mosey.

    Rest from mosey.

    Work, grunt, work.

    Rest.

    Sip coffee.

    Ponder next thing to do and how to do it.

    Get the 2x6s three fourths on and suddenly realize my arm, hand and thumb are no longer functioning, deciding instead to compete with my back for spasm count.

    Rest.

    Sip coffee.

    Ponder.

    Watch strange birds.

    Go ‘Whazzat?’ several times in repetition.

    Consider nap.

    Tell each other to slow down, ‘we’ve got three days’.

    Rain happens.

    Rather suddenly.

    Lots and lots of rain.

    We discover 2x6s, tightly nailed, leak like sieves.
    We gaze at the tarp shreds now on the ground.

    We commence to mutually scream out pointed nouns and adjectives;
    ‘THE (effing) BED!
    ‘THE (effing) FLOOR!’

    ‘EFF EFF EFF EFF!!!’
    ….all the while waving our arms in the air, running to and fro, banging into each other like berserk windup toys.

    Eventually, I scurry up and down the ladder, with the agility of a wounded rhinoceros, throwing tarp shreds and OSB scraps onto the roof.
    Ever see a wounded rhinoceros scurry up and down a ladder?
    I-I-I-I think not.

    It’s not pretty.

    By the time I ran outta crap to throw on the roof, it‘s done raining…..for the week, it turns out.

    It’s now close to 8pm.
    I have no idea it will never ever ever rain again.
    I just want to sleep in a bed….a dry bed….from the dry bedding from the main cabin.

    An old fat man pulled up his trousers and tore all the wood scraps and tarp rags back off and doggedly finished the subroof…including the tar paper.....then drove 20 miles for a new tarp.

    Tired?

    I hadn’t known that kinda tired since….well….I don’t know.
    My back spasms had spasms.

    Ever OD on naproxen?
    I only took two, before bed.
    Only I couldn’t lie down.
    Too much pressure in the chest.
    I actually couldn’t move.
    Considered the possibility of having a heart attack, and death.
    Started welcoming the possibility of death.
    I could feel cabi’s quiet concern, momentarily asking pertinent questions like, does your left arm hurt?
    Why are you sweating?

    After a lengthy Q&A, she handed me two Tums.
    Bingo.
    I’m ready to put on the roll roofing.

    Thursday and Friday we did menial things and took lots of moments to enjoy our little patch of pumice.

    Life is good.

    Horrifically good.

    Next rip, the siding, roll roofing, and other stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hunter63 View Post
    Alright....can't make out the ???????....maybe a clue?....Tree down?
    funny how one just can't form the words...sometimes

    trees down...four of them in one root clump

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    ‘EFF EFF EFF EFF!!!’
    ….all the while waving our arms in the air, running to and fro, banging into each other like berserk windup toys.
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    Around here it uff da, uff da uff da....LOL. (old Viking saying....When in anger and in doubt, run in circles scream and shout....)
    Sounds like you had a good time.
    Isn't having a "Place" fun?

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    more fun than one should be allowed to have
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary O View Post
    funny how one just can't form the words...sometimes
    When I first saw the post...only the first picture showed up (?)....and was expecting something the do with shushousen...LOL
    Now then a tree down like that, is an event.
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    Ah - the humble beginnings of a root cellar and piles of fire wood.
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    yes.we lost about 30 trees in that storm.i am sure glad we were gone.
    i have worried about those trees hitting our cabin.
    gary always told me they would never fall on our cabin.
    did i believe him?nope.now i told him i will always listen to whatever he says.
    jesus laid those trees down in the forest and they hit the wires but did not break them.
    i was so so shocked.
    once someones tree went down and they landed on the power lines.the tree stayed there forever and the line and the tree were so
    stretched way down almost to the ground.
    soo.i worried for nothing.ha haa ha.

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    no mice in the cabin but what the heck?
    a mouse stuck on a fence by his teeth.gar tried and tried to shake him off.nope.he would not come off.so
    i guess i need to put wire fencing in the kitchen to catch mice.DSC_0367.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by cabingal4 View Post
    no mice in the cabin but what the heck?
    a mouse stuck on a fence by his teeth.gar tried and tried to shake him off.nope.he would not come off.so
    i guess i need to put wire fencing in the kitchen to catch mice.DSC_0367.jpg
    Now that is funny.....
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    hunter63.hope your dogs alright.

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    I see that my photobucket effort was for naught. Changed pix to imgur

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    Quote Originally Posted by cabingal4 View Post
    hunter63.hope your dogs alright.
    Just had her neutered...she fine now.....
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    Awesome sight..if I make the decision to migrate there, I will need you guys to build a cabin for me...
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