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May 2011 Blog Posts (11)

6 Weeks later, how many to go?

Hi Everyone!


It's been about six weeks since our last update and we are starting to put on the finishing touches.  Check out our new pictures.  (we misplaced the camera for a few weeks, so we are missing a few!)


So, since last update, we've gotten all our fixtures hung and the lone missing one finally made it's way from China.  It was only ordered in November!  Guess better late than never since it matched all our other lights. 


First, we got…


Added by The Mitchell's on May 30, 2011 at 6:56pm — No Comments

Time to remember, oh so well

I'm going to New Orleans in June, a city battling flood waters once again. Richmond isn't as bad as Louisiana, but the Lord could just be softening me up for the trip. We've had torrential rain off and on for days and the river is swollen and swirling. Some water began dripping into the cabin and we had to position buckets to catch it. Mr. Seals set up a fan to suck some of…


Added by John Duke on May 22, 2011 at 8:45pm — No Comments

Is this living the dream?!

After 8 years of planning, we finally have a beautiful log home.  HOWEVER...we are not living in it yet.  The build started a year ago, and we were near completion in December of 2010.  At christmas time we had a great family dinner there and BOY WAS IT COLD!  We hired an energy auditor to come and review the house.  He did a complete review.  Guess what, THE HOUSE FAILED MISERABLY.  He said that he had never seen anything like it.  You know it is bad when the energy auditor repeats the phrase… Continue

Added by Ryan J. Larrabee on May 21, 2011 at 7:11am — 15 Comments

Leaks around gable windows

Has anyone been dealing with gable windows not being installed/ sealed properly and, when it rains hard, water leaks in at base of gable windows?

Added by Pat Watters on May 20, 2011 at 1:09pm — 8 Comments

Considering buying an exsisting log home?....some things to consider

We often get calls from people who are looking at purchasing a log home for the first time. A common statement is, “I am considering purchasing a log home but I really don’t know much about them. What should I be aware of?” It is standard practice when…


Added by Matt Edmunds - Edmunds and Co. on May 19, 2011 at 7:31am — 1 Comment

Get your June issue of Log Home Living and find the best places to build

Many dreams of a log-home future come to a head in the summertime, when the draw of backyard barbecues and lakefront lounging are at their strongest. The latest issue of Log Home Living, new on newsstands this week, shows you some of the best places to build in America. Want a taste? Here's an excerpt from "Hidden Charms: 6 oft-overlooked places to build your log…


Added by Danielle Taylor on May 11, 2011 at 2:12pm — 2 Comments

To sleep, perchance to dream

Mr. Seals called to find us still dreamily asleep on Saturday morning, wanting to meet us at the cabin to discuss windows. He also was hoping to get paid. He ribbed us about still being in bed at 8:30 a.m., while he was already working on his morning coffee. I have to hand it to him. Mr. Seals is always punctual on payday.


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Added by John Duke on May 10, 2011 at 12:36am — No Comments

update and this summer's work

Bought another 20 have 60 acres of woods.


1) Both porch sub-roofs

2) Metal roof

3) Windows and Doors

4) PV system

5) Move first part of driveway over by new pond

6) Who knows?

Added by Don and Jacqui on May 8, 2011 at 2:51am — No Comments


Check this link for building pics


Added by Don and Jacqui on May 8, 2011 at 2:44am — No Comments

Open door policy

We love having visitors come through the door of the cabin. We see progress as slow and incremental because we live with it daily. The effect on others -- some of whom remember its original state -- is more profound. I can see it myself when I look over past photos.


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Added by John Duke on May 2, 2011 at 11:48pm — No Comments

We have had to lower the price to $1,995,000 which is $1 mil under actual build cost.

Still looking for a buyer for  Do to the poor economy we have lowered the price an additional $500,000 which is now $1 mil under actual build cost.  This 5 bedroom 7 bathroom 8000+ sq ft home is on 23+ acres that include 2 additional lots allowing for a guest home or two to be built or the extra lots to be sold separately.  This incredible log home has Sashco lifetime Chink and the best Sashco stain for low…


Added by Sharon Quine on May 2, 2011 at 3:07pm — No Comments

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