Yesterday I cut ten notches, stacked eleven logs of various sizes and started framing up the window. The weather was nicer than it has been and I worked shirtless most of the day. I took a dip in the river to cool off and noticed that I'm really starting to get in good shape.
The point of this "backslapping" is that this cabin is a gift that keeps on giving. Not only am I getting a deluxe little outbuilding out of it, I am in the best shape I've been in over a decade. So I thought I would run down the cost of goods and the return on investment today.
The latest expense was a new set of handles. One for the axe and one for the hatchet. fifteen dollars.
I estimate I have used around three gallons of gas give or take, another fifteen dollars.
There was a new chain for the chainsaw, eighteen dollars, and a pound of nails, two dollars.
Grand total = $50.00 (so far)
Building your own log cabin = Priceless!