Back Bedroom

Day #13

June 16, 2018 – Today, underneath the cottage, I fixed two leaking cpvc elbows on the water system . In the back bedroom I got the rough opening for the new window framed out. We set the new window in place and sealed it up with Pella weather tape.

On the way to Shy Bear Brewing (our new favorite dining location in Lewistown) I had a run in with a snapping turtle. With a little luck he will make it to the water before getting run over by a lawn mower.

Wolfley’s Excavating & Septic Pumping is will arrive tomorrow to begin hauling the porch concrete away. Demolition should begin on the frost walls.


Back Bedroom - Window Rough Opening
Rough opening for new window framed in.


New Window
New window set in place.


Snapping Turtle
Snapping turtle confrontation on the lane.

New Bedroom Window

Day #12

June 6, 2018 – With the wall framing in place we decided the new bedroom window we purchased on Monday was to big.  Today we went back out to Lowe’s and exchanged it for a slightly smaller model.

The new white Pella window looks a lot like the existing windows, which is good. It is also slightly smaller than the old windows but it’s not noticeable.

We ran out of time, so once again, the new window installation has to wait for another day.


New Bedroom Window
New window ready for installation.

Sewer Pipe Tie In

Day #11

June 5, 2018 – Today I finished the sewer pipe tie in to the existing lateral. Now both the bathroom sink and the toilet flow into the septic tank. Provisions were made to tie in the kitchen sink in the future. Also began to backfill the sewer and drain trenches with pea gravel. 

Demo’d the rotted out window/door panels in the back bedroom. Installed a new stud wall with exterior grade plywood and dried it in with a layer of #15lb felt. We worked until it was dark. The new window installation will wait for another day.


Sewer Pipe Tie In & Pea Gravel Backfill
Backfilling the sewer lateral with pea gravel.


Wood Rot
Wood rot.


Demo'd Opening
Rotted window/door panels removed.


New Stud Wall
New stud and exterior plywood wall dried in.