Much of 2015 was busy for Steve in ways that did not involve the cabin, so there were no major work sessions - he fit in a few days here and there as he could. By August he had the tar paper up on the bathroom addition and was working on the siding.
Back in the winter I had used some of Steve's left over boards to build a bookcase. We went out to the cabin to install it in August. It sits at the top of the stairs and, when combined with a remaining segment of old railing, will become part of the railing/barrier between the loft and stairs.
While Steve may have not have been at the cabin as often, it was nevertheless occupied. We didn't see the resident mousetrap(s), but the number of shed skins indicated that it had not been going hungry.
By the end of August Steve had the siding on the bathroom completed. The old style bathtub can be seen on the deck, waiting to be installed.
Several of us went to the cabin on a clear November weekend. Steve had been making steady progress on the inside of the bathroom.
But it was also clear that the purpose of visits to the cabin was changing. Trips to the cabin were becoming more about using it than building it. Interior Decorating was in evidence, with an old family portrait and a well stocked hospitality shelf.
We had a wonderful quiet evening cooking over the fire and sharing stories and goodies from the shelf.
The next morning was cold and frosty, but cozy in the cabin with smoke rising from the chimney.
A man and his cabin.