The Cabin That Built Us Lake Eufaula Oklahoma

It’s been a year now, since I traveled to Lake Eufaula in Oklahoma. Lake Eufaula is a reservoir, a very large one. The invitation was exciting, a chance to utilize my self made carpentry skills, as I learned them on my own, to help remodel a small cabin, and turn it into a vacation get away. It was to be just me, and my fiancé’ at the time, (now my husband), him of course being the contractor. Honestly, I had no idea as to what I was getting into. We were to stay in a small rv, which he had recently acquired.

When I arrived, I was shocked. The cabin was not as I had anticipated. It had no floor, just dirt, and floor joist. The walls were just that, no electrical, no plumbing, no insulation, just a frame. The owners referred to the place, as a recently purchased shack. That was exactly what it was!

Now, for all of you, vacationers, who think living on a lake is a dream, let me tell you, the bugs, the bugs, the bugs! I have never experienced so many bugs in my life. Not just mosquitos, and chiggers, but small little tics about the size of a pin needle, that fall from trees, that you never notice, until your laying in bed, and you get the itch. 🙁

It was a good experience for the both of us, especially me. I learned what hard work in the physical world really was. I learned about using nail guns, how to read a measuring tape in a carpenters world, and I learned about roofing, plumbing, and electrical. I love electrical, for some reason.

Now, why I called this post, the cabin that built us, is because I don’t know very many people, that can work side by side, and then stay in a small rv without killing each other for any length of time. We both survived, all though there were plenty of thoughts of doing just that! 😉 But I am proud of us for surviving. We learned a lot about each other, and I learned a lot about myself.

The cabin turned out beautiful. Perhaps in another post I will relocate the pictures of the finished product. I am grateful for the learning experience and even more grateful for the self confidence it gave me. I also learned that I had a lot of fears that I had to overcome, especially when it came to heights! I am also proud of my husband for believing in me, when I couldn’t see it in myself.

The picture above is me finishing the ceiling with tongue and groove. The walls were also done the same way, but white washed, instead of stained.

I hope you enjoyed the post! Sorry I had to cut it short to get ready for work! Another house is waiting to be finished!

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One thought on “The Cabin That Built Us Lake Eufaula Oklahoma

  1. Very well written about your self carpentry. Actually if we want we can do all. Congratulations. Loved to read your success.💓👌🌹💐🎊

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