The pictures above show me cutting the boards for the floor and applying the first coat of varnish. The first pic below is one of my happy face after the 8th and final coat was applied. Keep in mind that I had to sand and wipe after each ,and I did this in the summer in MS. Last summer was one of the wettest on history for us, so when we started putting up the cypress on the outside of TM, I had to go buy a new pair of rubber boots. Can I just say there's not enough cushion in the sole of them to make working off a ladder fun. The 2nd picture below is my "Queen on her Ladder" pose. At my 40th class reunion, I was crowned Queen of the Reunion, for efforts in pulling the reunion together(for which I was deeply honored). Me in my crown is a running joke with my friends, thus the need for a pic in all my royal finery, tiara, bandana sweat band, and rubber boots.
The pics below show me stapling in the insulation(I absolutely hate fiberglass insulation,but I hate cold worse) in the walls prior to putting up the bead board that DH and I are varnishing in the 2ndpicture. My DH is a great innovator. We had to finish 24 sheets of bead board and our carport isn't nearly big enough to do more than 3 sheets drying at a time, so he built the "drying rack" in the background out of scraps of lumber. We were able to varnish and dry 20 sheets at a time.
We took a break to build the 6 benches below for our annual Around the 4th of July Shrimp Boil. We had a neighbor that came over to help in our assembly line building project, and he snapped the pic. The 2nd picture below shows me shovelling the rock for the walkway up to TM. Now I did let DH put the buckets in the truck and also spread it. I do recognize my limitations(I'm not totally stupid).LOL
We're finally to the stage of getting power, phone and cable into TM. The 1st picture below on the left shows me taking a turn at running the trencher from the house out to TM. After opening the trench DH and the electrician laid the power line, and I laid the ethernet and phone lines. Afterward, I filled the trench by myself and the last picture shows the trench all filled in.