Monday, November 26, 2012

Past The Point of No Return...

At long last we reached a project that marked a major milestone in the  construction of Pontipee Hall, at last I have something to show for my money and our efforts!
Bright and early saturday morning Dad and I removed the old and much loved dinning room window and cut out the entry way into the addition.
I had hoped when we cut into the walls we might discover hidden treasure, or possibly money. There was one Cabin at Lake Diversion that when they went to remodel the new owners found about $700 worth of 1940's war bonds hidden in the walls!
Alas, the walls only revealed to me that they were "mud dobber" insulated...
Luckily with there being no wires in the walls and no structural obstructions cutting the new door way was like slicing butter. and the top and bottom sections of the wall came out in two large pieces.
Along with the new walkway into Pontipee Hall im glad to announce that because of friend Russ the new rooms are 75% wired and should be fully hooked up and wired in by Monday evening!!!! How exciting it all is and what a FANTASTIC Friend Russ is for helping me out, a Gold Card Member of the Casablanca for sure! When you stand in the new room and look back into the kitchen, its like looking in on a set for a Bing Crosby Christmas Movie.

Lots going on and I'm whirling at a fever pitch to get everything ready for Thanksmass this Saturday.

I still have to put Christmas decorations up and set the table for about 45 guests!

-Mick-


10 comments:

ColibriNB said...

Congratulations on your milestone! Must be so exciting to now have access to that new room.
:)
C

Dana@Mid2Mod said...

Wow, you did it! You will be using the addition for Thanksmas. I'm so excited for you.

ThrifterSisters said...

With everything that you have been sharing, this is definitely the biggest turning point! This room looks like it was always meant to be part the Casablanca! Enjoy getting ready for Thanksmas. It will be crazy getting there but so worth it in the end I'm sure.

Happy Holidays, Mick!

Erica

midcentuymadam said...

And the walls came tumbling down..down..down..Congratulations Mick! I can't wait to see the finished product. When is Thanksmas. Do you need more cocktail napkin? I have a drawer full.

Mom Wald said...

45 in Casablanca?! Standing room only, aaaaand there is more room now!

Uncle Atom said...

That's really great that it was a simple cutting away with no wires to move, etc. Great milestone to pass, congratulations!

wacky tacky said...

Congratulations and a very Merry Thanksmas to everyone at the Casablanca!!!

art deco dame said...

Yeah!Just think more room for vintage pretties!

Jim said...

Good job everyone!! Now (almost) let Thanksmas begin. You said 45 guests?! And Vintage Christine will be there? You guys will have a ball and rightfully so! Have a great celebration Mick.
Jim

Retro Keith said...

Great Job! sorry there was nothing interesting in the wall.