Determination drives me. There is no schedule, no due by date. An amorphous 'finished by' haunts the mid future of next year. Layers of snow, cruel cold winds and temperatures down to 20 that might warm to 45 impede a continuous flow of cabin construction activities.
But the front porch has the bulk of its railings now.
Firestop caulk for electric wire holes and spray foam insulation for around the doors and windows has a temperature range for optimum use. Generally it needs to be above 40 degrees to use these products. I wait for the temperature to rise and begin the process of sealing and insulating the cracks and crevices. Every little bit that gets done makes the cozy cabin more air tight. Just maybe it feels a little warmer inside.
Next come the steps and the banisters for the front porch. Maybe even a stretch of warm sunny weather might see the porch's metal roof go on.
I have some time to kill while I wait for the daffodils to show themselves on the other side of the line in the leaves and a new round of gardening can begin.
Today a cold rain (drops on the lens) pushed by a steady wind melts a good bit of the snow before another layer is added tonight and tomorrow. The back stoop is smaller. Perhaps I can do the side railings for it in between bouts of foul weather.