Cypress logs for our log home! Sounds good, doesn’t it? And don’t those look nice, tall, and straight?
They are strong and rot resistant. They are decay resistant because they sit in water the whole time they are growing, so perfect for a log home, right? Also, because of some chemicals in them, the bugs don’t like them either. I was going to try to explain why the bugs don’t like them besides the chemicals, but hey, I don’t really get it, so it was coming out sounding really badly here.
Why am I bringing up CYPRESS? Well I am glad that you asked.
‘Our’ logger lost the option to get the pine trees that he told us he could get. You know, the ones I took pictures of the day we drove for hours to look at them. The trees we stood in front of and took pictures of. Well, our logger wasn’t able to get them.
This was partly okay. There really wasn’t anything we could do with the logs if we got them over the wintertime anyway. No stress.
And as I blogged a month or so ago about the happenings in my life, you know there was a death in my immediate family, then we had the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. A lot was happening in our lives, and then. . .
Our logger ended up in Florida. He is a snowbird. He goes down there and logs in the wintertime. We can tell you that he never stops.
So, he tells us a few months ago that he is going to try to convince us to get ‘cypress’ logs instead. And there are very good reasons that cypress is better.
I do my investigative homework, and. . . Yes, way stronger!
And . . . . Yes, more rot resistant!
And . . . .Yes, more bug resistant!
Oh, and. . . .Yes, heavier logs!
Oh, and Yes, more EXPENSIVE!
But hey, he is going to get them for us for the same cost as the pine trees, since getting the pine trees ‘fell through’, and now all we have to pay extra for is to have them hauled. Okay, so that will be an extra $4500 that we weren’t expecting.
But okay, we’re game. Cypress will be better! Maybe that is why we had to wait. We don’t know God’s plans, and we don’t have the trees sitting on our lot, so we are trying to go with what we can get.
We are expected to start getting the logs in 2 weeks. I have truckers set up to help with the hauling. We call to make sure of when the logs are going to be ready.
NO ANSWER! NO call back!
Next day, aaaaannd the next day, aaaaaand the following two weeks: Call the logger, NO ANSWER! No call back!
Not good vibes going on here! The logger has dropped off the face of the earth. Not really, but he had obviously decided to not follow through for whatever reason.
At this point,we need to move on.
A movin’ we will go~~
Just “Thank you LORD!” that our hope is in you.
Psalm 3:2-5 (NKJV)
2 Many are they who say of me,
“There is no help for him in God.” Selah
3 But You, O Lord, are a shield for me,
My glory and the One who lifts up my head.
4 I cried to the Lord with my voice,
And He heard me from His holy hill. Selah
5 I lay down and slept;
I awoke, for the Lord sustained me.