Well, the electricity had to be re-done. We wanted to use the outlet in the cabin, but it didn’t work. After I had read about the little cord with 2 male plugs on the internet, I wasn’t happy with what I found out about it. It is very dangerous. When the generator is running and the cord gets unplugged, and someone will touch that end....there will be a big electrical shock. So that is for me a No Go. I called Marcel and he came out again to fix this and make it safe. Now it is working, AND it is safe. I just wait for him to get a cover on the outlet for me. It’s great for emergencies to have the electricity straight into the cabin.
I got a shower cabin from Carol. YAY! She is renovating her basement and I can take over some real great things as this shower but also a bathroom vanity and counter. This shower is the perfect size for my bathroom. Very happy with it. Thank you so much Carol!
I rented a heavy duty drill to drill the holes in that tank. Well, it doesn’t work. Paul tried it again but it just isn’t working. Can’t find a way to get the holes in. It probably has to be done with a torch by a welder. I’m thinking of just getting a sewage pipe, drill it full of holes and put that straight down deep in the ground. Surround that pipe with the rocks and done. If it doesn’t work, I can always put a poly holding tank in there later.
We got advice from one of the handymen to put weight bearing bolts through the parts of the rafters where the second piece was attached. So I got the bolts and nuts and washers, plus a special drill bit and rented the scaffolding again for a week. Paul started to put the bolts in but they were not long enough for all rafters. They had to be exchanged for longer ones. We got the longer ones now and hopefully can finish the job this week.
Paul also finished the last cracks that we noticed on the bottom of the exterior walls. You can only see them when you look straight down the walls at the south side, the part the crew put up the osb sheets. Light was shining through but not anymore. Another thing we have to do is put some 2 by 4’s across the ceiling/rafters, to keep the rafters from shifting. Something the crew should have done but didn’t do. So I will get those soon.
This weekend the weather isn’t great. Lots and lots of rain, which is great for the gardens. But it also got so much colder suddenly. Sunday overnight the temperature will go down to 6c but will feel like 3c! That is really cold for this time of the year. The winds will be strong with gusts of 41 km per hour during the night. Bbrrrrrr! A huge difference from one week ago.
Because the cats don’t have a barn to shelter in, just a dog house under the deck, I decided to put them in the trailer for now. I don't think they really used this dog house but were sleeping under the trailer or cabin, or in the woods. Before the cabin was enclosed, they probably also slept in there, but with the cabin closed up now, I think it's
I gave them food, water and their litter box, and lots of blankets to cuddle up in. As soon I called them into the trailer they didn’t think twice and jumped both in, glad to be out of that wet weather. Dizzy and Taz ate their food and then made themselves comfortable. They will be just fine for the night. The weather will warm up again next week and it will get hot again for a bit. My rain barrels are all filled up again so that is wonderful. This rain gave all gardens a good soak. I hope it will give everything another grow spurt. I have lots of pumpkins blooming but obviously it is getting a little late to grow big pumpkins. My tomato plants have like 15 flowers blooming but not sure if there will be time enough to grow the fruits. Lets hope for lots of warm days to come.