A melt has commenced. All that snow from the beginning of the week is gone.
The cold wet ground down by the cozy cabin has taken on a menacing tone though. Melting snow doesn't seem to drain very well in my super well drained saprolite soil until the ground is thoroughly thawed. The wet just sits there on top and turns the ground into an oozing, sticky, slippery goo. How deep will my shoe sink in this frost heaved slime?
I was not to be deterred. There was sun or sort of sun, warm or kind of warm and dry cabin walls. I walked slowly and gingerly across a field of slippery goo to fetch pieces of the Hardie Plank siding. The siding has finally commenced.
The house of Lowes will slowly disappear and a proper looking home will emerge.
There are always those little details though. There are going to be plenty of detailed cuts needed around the top of the door and windows and at the juncture of the roof structure and front wall. The roof needs to go on and a half circle window needs to be trimmed before the siding can go on above the roof.
The next round of weather is set to commence on Tuesday. This little bit of siding makes me happy though. I can really start to see what the cozy cabin will look like. In between the weathers I'll keep at it.