October 16-17, 2004: Cathie's Cabin

One of many trip reports by Alan Silverstein.
Last update: March 9, 2008

From:  Alan Silverstein <ajs@frii.com>
Date:  18 Oct 2004 10:54:21 -0600
Subject:  another weekend at the cabin

For your amusement, here's a short retelling of Cathie and my weekend cabin trip... We spent 26 hours up there, and it's amazing again how much we got done, and how much there was to do.

We decided not to rush, so we didn't even leave home until 1 pm Saturday. With food and shopping stops, we didn't reach the cabin until after 6 pm -- with sunset at 6:20 or so. We drove my truck so we could haul up a round-table base and four chairs, and bring down seven bales of insulation accidentally bought too narrow.

It was a gorgeous fall weekend. There was a high wind warning for the mountains, but it was only gusty at times. The leaves were all gone at 10,000', but there was still plenty of pretty foliage in Denver and on the way up US 285. It got below freezing overnight, but we were warm enough with the woodstove. Mid-Sunday it was 70 in the cabin with the stove fire dying down and the doors closed, and probably 60 outside. It was cold and windy enough Saturday night that I didn't bother with an outside fire.

Between the two of us we did all of the following!

Our projects are really coming along. This time we didn't intend to work so hard or stay so long, but it was very fun and productive. We didn't leave until 7:50 pm, and drove nearly straight home at 10:20 pm. We are putting finishing touches on many projects. Major remaining chores for the next year or so include...