Update: This isn’t going to be a very polished post, just a bit about the trip so far. I got up here Sunday evening and Monday morning we started building the house (the foundation had been completed prior to our arrival). By quit’en time Monday, we’d build the box on the foundation and set the walls. On Tuesday, we set trusses and sheeted the roof (I got out of sheeting the roof having volunteered to do a Dutch-oven dinner for folks on Tuesday night. Later Tuesday night, we saw the most wonderful sunset over Lake Superior. Wednesday morning, one group did roofing while the rest of us completed things inside and put on foam insulation board. That afternoon we started putting on siding while a group, working with the electrician on our team, ran wires. While this was happening, another group inside insulated the walls. Yesterday, we pretty much finished up the siding and everything except for the ends (we ran out of siding and had to wait till this morning to finish). We then spent much of the afternoon swimming in Lake Superior which was surprisingly warm! This morning, we finished up and cleaned up things. Tomorrow, everyone heads home but me—I’ll meet up with some friends and be on the Fox River by 10:30 AM (if all goes well).
Fishing Update: I got a chance to fish for about 45 minutes on Wednesday. I went over to the Au Train River (really, it’s just a good side creek) and fished just below the falls, where the river tumbles over cliffs. The river is about 6 miles from where we’re building the house. I caught a small brown trout and missed another, using a flyrod and cheating (using a small hook and worm instead of a fly). Hopefully, I'll eat my fill of trout for the next four or five days.
Computer Update: Boy, it was easier to get an internet connection in Honduras than up here in the UP. In the area where we are at, the only connections are dial-up and I didn’t have a phone connection. I came into Munising this afternoon, where there’s a coffee shop with wireless. I hope everyone is doing okay. I’ll be back around next Wednesday or Thursday and will catch up with folks after then. I may even have a few pictures I can bum from folks with digital cameras and upload so that you can at least see the house.