It was another hectic couple of weeks with negotiating, talking, doing research, making decisions, sending emails and making phone calls, draw lay outs, and much much more. I had a handyman, and had to let him go again. Nice person but just not the right one for this job. Things take way too long to get done. Got another one, paid him some money to do some work for me, like getting some material quotes and drawings and 10 days later I still don’t have anything back. So that was stupid of me to do. Pay in advance. But people can sound really nice and trustable through the phone and he seemed to understand my small cabin and self sustainable living idea. Oh well. I learn as I go. But...sometimes things happen for a reason, right? Paul started a new job: pouring concrete for garages, driveways and foundations. His boss is willing to take the job to build my little cabin with his crew. We met at the acreage and talked over what I have in mind. Great meeting and the deal is done. YAY! So the idea of Saskia's Little Cabin Project is off at this moment, but will start later once the cabin is up. There will be still lots of things to do and to learn about for small living project fans. :-)
I also met with a few times with the RM person to talk about getting my driveway done and sewage line. This week my new driveway will be put in. YAY! I can keep the trees they will cut down, so that is my firewood for coming winter! YAY! Then I got a call from my dear friend Carol. Our friend Karry-Ann’s partner is building this cute work/tool shop and his job is into logging and he has his own wood mill. So...he is selling lumber! Perfect for me as it is really good lumber for the cabin. Another YAY! Yesterday we went over to Karry-Ann’s and Norman’s place for a visit. What a wonderful place to be! Such a friendly people, and so many cute little critters like chicken, bunnies, ducks, sheep and cows. And of course dogs. And SO many trees! WOW! I have seen the logging trucks on the road many times, but never was at a wood mill where the trees get cut up in lumber pieces. The wood smell in the yard was lovely. Norman was showing us the shop he was building. It is a real strong building. Small but strong. It looks awesome and perfect for what I have in mind. So this is the choice of cabin I’m going to go with. YAY!! I took lots of photo’s of course. I’m waiting for my wood quote now, for the size of the cabin I want to have. My cabin size is 16 x 24. It’s just the perfect size for me to start with. He said he already had all the 2x6’s cut and ready for me. He can deliver too! So I’m very exited and can’t wait until I got my quote. I can go and buy my windows now. I need 4 normal sized and 1 small sized window. And I need 2 doors also. So...time to go shopping. YAY again.