Sorry about the picture quality. I had John's camera and he later informed me that I was using the wrong lens.
Here's a sneak peak at how the Schilling "Lodge" is looking. I say "lodge" because with the warm paint tones and knotty pine casing and trim - as well as the log mantle, it really does feel as cozy as an upper-scale home in Sunriver.
Travis joined us as we braved the crazy weather on Sunday to lend a helping hand to whatever needed to be done. They are in such a tight deadline as the construction loan needs to turn over to the mortgage on Feb. 22nd - which means they need a finished house at that point.
In the beginning, most of what I did was clean up - and then I found my groove helping Michael and Travis lay tile in the master bathroom - even tried a little geometry to figure out where to cut for the odd angles. Ironically, Michele and John worked together to do part of the stair case boards - I think it might have been best that way as we all know we sometimes demonstrate more patience when we aren't working with our spouse.
Mom and Dad spent their 2nd weekend in a row up north - creating that handrail (beautiful). And the kids - well, the boys used their Heeleys all over the house and even across the street in the community park - before the snow started coming down, that is. It was refreshing to see the kids all take care of themselves and keep busy and out of the way while we tried to really make some progress.......