We returned on May 2 to find that there was still snow in the woods, seen in the shot below left. We'd really hoped to have the roof decking in place by this point so the logs could start drying out, but the carpenters just could not get decent access, particularly to the very high east side. The good news is that there were no bugs yet! Progress was slow, but the decking gradually got installed.
On May 13, the power line got extended from the box in the driveway down into the cabin (3 photos below). This was a huge step, and meant that we could finally get rid of all the extension cords we'd had snaking down the driveway since last fall. We also had cables run for internet and phone, although they are not hooked up yet (and may never be, depending on cost!). They dug a huge channel in the driveway, but did a great job of filling it back in and smoothing it out.
We lived with the scaffolding in the front of the building for a very long time, too... it was not taken down until the end of May, making access to the front door a matter of crawling over and through metal bars.
The yellow tape in the dirt in the photo at right marks the power line where it runs into the building. Eventually this will be buried completely.
We also had a peak added over the main door, to keep rain off our heads when going in and out. This was a great addition, although a good bit of work. Below: May 15 and May 29.