But all went well. Many logs were saved (75% of them) and as you can see the others were rotted. Most of the rotted ones came from the bottom of the building.
Luke was amazing at removing the logs so carefully. We really did appreciate his work.
He sat with me as we watched each log be lifted and carefully placed on the ground. I was able to give him a tummy rub today so I know he is very comfortable with us now. He was actually very silly and I appreciated the distraction.
I told him all about my grandmother's cat who he just happens to resemble. How she would hunt in the same area that he has claimed as his little kingdom.
Then he wanted another tummy rub.
So, that's that. We will be back this weekend to remove all the rubble, and there is lots of it, and take the scrap metal away. The logs will be stacked so they are off the ground for the winter.
Thanks for coming along on this project of ours. The fun part will be the rebuilding of the log structure so it's not over yet. I hope to have a safe and fun log building for my grands to play in and make lasting childhood memories just like I did. I know my grandmother would be smiling down on them. I certainly felt her presence today.
The weather could not have been better. We are in for some summer-like temperatures for the next few days. Hope the sun shines where you are.