What a big surprise to discover that the concrete blocks in the foundation of the old cottage were actually only half blocks! Each whole block had been cut down the middle, presumably as a cost saving measure. It is not possible to support the new structure on this foundation.
A second day of demolition removed the floor and the old foundation that had been so carefully preserved a few days earlier.
So we are starting pretty much from scratch on the footprint of the old cottage, plus the new addition.
The wood frames are now in place for the footings of the new structure. Building of the new structure is about to begin!
Holly and Chase
Holly our 8 year old golden retriever loves to swim! As soon as she jumps into the truck she anticipates her arrival at the lake, a 25 minute drive from our farm. Once there, she jumps out, runs into the water and starts swimming.
She will eventually swim back towards shore until she can briefly touch her paws down and then she turns and heads back out again. This goes on for a long time! And she enjoys when the neighbourhood family of ducks swim by.
Sometimes Holly comes up out of the water, onto the deck and then down to the dock and ... you'll have to watch the video to see what she does next!
And what's 2 year old Chase doing while Holly's swimming? Watching Holly swim. still remembering the day she accidentally slid into the water off the end of the dock.
Bogie Project Blog
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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Kitchen and Much More
Odds and Ends
Windows and Doors
Great Progress Inside & Out
Septic System & Grading
Lumber Jack & Lumber Jill
By the Water
Calabogie Lake Project