Happy New Year to all on LHotI, I hope all of you are doing well. I recently, and reluctantly, joined Facebook, as my family and friends had been telling me I was always out of touch with them for some time now. Many had been asking for updates on the Vermont Log home we've been building since 2002. Since I've spent most of my spare time these many years working on the house, (usually by myself, as all of my helpers and construction crew have disappeared for one reason or another. My oldest Daughter and Son-in-law became busy raising our 3 grandkids, with Grammy's help back in NJ, my youngest son Joined the Marines and is now back home finishing college, and my middle son just joined our local NJ Police force), that I've neglected updating our home's Web site. So in order to bring everyone up to date, this past November, we made an 11 minute photo/video tour of the Log Home as it is today and posted it in our cloud (some of you might remember the video tour we have on the Ottersrun.com web site showing the pre-finish/dry-in state of our home. The old video link is on the Interior page's "Finish Work" section). So I thought I'd share the new video tour of our progress to date, with our friends at LHotI. We're still under construction, but we are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel (I'm just hoping it's not a MAC truck heading our way in the wrong lane). We still have to install the Austrian Cypress flooring on the main floor, and then install the basement ceiling (the main floor has to go in first before we close up the basement ceiling in case we pierce the radiant floor tubing under the sub floor). Then we'll start on finishing the Master Bed room and Bath room suite, and will finish up sanding some Log walls and ceilings, before installing the final remaining trim moldings around the house. Finally we'll finish off the Garage and Utility room. Right now my current project is designing and building the English Country, Custom Radiata Pine, Raised Panel Kitchen Cabinets for the 1st floor main Kitchen (have router will travel). I have about 2/3rds of the cabinets done (5 new cabinets made since this video tour, and 5 more to go) and part of the tile counter top installed on the peninsula (someday we'll upgrade the counter tops to Granite, but that will have to wait until the next big Powerball drawing...LOL). Anyway, here's the link to the video tour in the Cloud (I hope it works from here, it did on Facebook). Once again, my many thanks to everyone on LHotI for all your help and advice over the years, as always,
Best Regards to everyone.