With the drywall done it's now everyone's favourite task - painting! Actually not their favourite but they're all in for it.
On Saturday Hugh and Ken completed almost all of the priming. Ken tackled walls and flat ceilings.
Hugh drew some of everything and the highest peak of the cathedral ceiling in the lake side combined living, dining and kitchen. The loan of the drywallers' scaffolding came in very handy.
My knee isn't sufficiently recovered to allow me to help but I did bring lunch.
It was a rare sunny day with spectacular cloud reflections on the unusually calm lake.
Painting continued on Sunday as planned, with Mark and Meg assisting Hugh.
This, despite my Saturday late night trip to the Arnprior Hospital and diagnosis of a hernia. I was sent home to sleep and prepare for further instructions in the morning, which were to go to the Queensway Carleton Hospital in west Ottawa. After a CT scan and some waiting I was wheeled into surgery at 6 PM. I was awake in recovery at 7:15 PM and left for home at 9 PM. I continue to be amazed and very grateful for our excellent healthcare system - less than 24 hours from diagnosis to fixed and back home Sunday evening. I was also grateful for plenty of company through the day on Sunday - Lyla, painters Mark, Meg and Hugh late afternoon, Ken after the surgery in the recovery room, and Hugh to drive me home.
Sunday painters were too busy painting to take photos!
My recovery is going well and Hugh has continued to paint each day.
And the fireplace is coming together very nicely too. If it looks familiar the "cultured" stone, pine mantel, and paint colour is the same as at the farm.
Despite the cold and snowy weather, the exterior is nearing completion with the addition of siding and cedar shake accents.
A temporary plastic shelter for the building materials is blocking the far side - I'll get some better pics after it's gone, and the protective door covering is removed.
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This blog is dedicated to the loving memory of Glen Brownlee (d. June 19, 2018), a master of cottage projects, who was so looking forward to following our first cottage project, which is underway on Calabogie Lake, ON
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