Sunday, October 30, 2011

Camp Progress/Raksapäivitys


We may be way way little behind in our camp renovation schedule, but big progress has been made in October. The two parts of the main house have been joined together again, with a new kitchen being built in the middle. Some of the windows have been replaced, insulation added, some of the roof is redone, and foundation is coming along.


In the Sneak Peek blog post I promised an indoor photo of the 'red cabin'. There are two rooms in the cabin, but the living room/kitchen isn't ready yet. So here's a second sneak peek - the bedroom. Very cute, we think!

And yes, we got snow in Maine, too. Not as much as Southern New Hampshire (24" we hear!), but our four inches made it very pretty to wake up this October morning. Makes me think of October 1992 when I left snowy Finland to come to United States for the first time...

Picnik collage

Our family loves snow and we actually do the reverse snowbirding where we spend winters in Maine and go to Florida other times of the year (not summer, though), but we have to admit we aren't really super thrilled about this October snow. It sure would be nice to get our camp rebuilding progress further along before the snow comes to stay.

Plus, where is all our winter gear??


Mökkimme uudelleen rakentaminen on pahasti aikataulusta jäljessä, mutta onneksi edistystäkin on tapahtunut lokakuun aikana. Päärakennuksen kaksi osaa on yhdistetty jälleen, keittiö on tulossa keskelle, ikkunoita on uusittu, katto osittain valmis, eristystä laitettu ja kivijalka edistyy. 'Punaisen' mökin makuuhuone on valmis, olohuone/keittiö tarvitsee vielä viimeistelyä, joten laitoin vain makuuhuoneesta kuvan keskelle.

Ja mekin saimme lunta viime yönä noin 10 cm - ei yhtä paljon kuin edellinen asuinpaikkamme (yli puoli metriä). Normaalisti iloitsisimme lumesta - tykkäämme talvesta niin paljon että tulemme Floridasta pohjoiseen talvea viettämään, mutta tänä vuonna pitäisi saada mökkimme remontti parempaan pisteeseen ennen kuin talvi tulee.

Enkä edes tiedä missä meidän talvikamppeet ovat!


  1. I don't blame you for not being ready for winter weather yet. I'm not either, but it sure is beautiful!! By the way, that little raccoon sure is adorable. :)

  2. Nättiä on mökin makkarissa :)

    Toivotaan noille lumille kyytiä!

  3. Oh my - looks like a lot of work to me. I wish you guys all the best with your re-building project. Take care!

  4. very cool, love it.... can't wait to see more pics! The snow pics are so pretty. havnet seen that in quite a while.. lol

  5. Wow, you are doing so much work! I just love the bedroom. It is beautiful! :-)

    The snow pictures are just stunning. Can't believe we got snow in October. Life is never dull, is it?

    I hope you have a great week!
    Many blessings,

  6. Oh, it's beautiful. (The bedroom...and the snow) It totally reminds me of a camp I used to go to in Millinocket...with the wood on the inside. So cozy! :)

  7. Thanks, Sharron!! The raccoon went out today too, although no ears this time. Snow is melting fast!

    Kiitos, Nurkkalintu! Eiköhän huomenna sula loputkin lumet.

    Thank you, Jutta! It is a big project..

    Gypsyreeves, you know we'd love if you came to visit :)

    Lisa, we love the little cabin, how it turned out. Little more work there before it's done. Our snow is almost melted - how about where you are?

    No Greater Love.. Millinocket sounds so familiar...! Is it near Baxter State Park? We had some snowmobile adventures there :)

  8. I love the little cabin! As for the snow, I'll let you keep it a little longer, though they are saying we might see some in the air today in our part of the world too... I am NOT ready for that weather at all. Last night I told the kids to play outside until dark and enjoy short sleeves and jeans a little longer:) at least where we are it melts in between:) If we lived where they were used to that much snow, I think I would enjoy it though.
    Thanks for sharing camp renovations... I'm loving it and can't wait to see it finished!

  9. Gayly, the snow is almost gone, in fact we've had some nice days, Mr. T even said he is enjoying the Spring weather :)
    I can't wait to see the camp finished too!!

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    Have a lovely day, Jane :D

  11. Thank you so much for your comment, Jane! Glad you came over for a visit <3 I took a quick peek yesterday at your blog, but coming back now :)

  12. Thank you for your visit to my Blog - I'll pop on by here regularly! Enjoy your weekend :D