Project – tree removal 

The removal of a huge dead pine tree located close to the house has been on our minds for a while. It was a tricky process as the power lines were using that tree as a pole. Fortunately, we found an amazing tree service company that in connection with PGE made it all happen. Thank you Sarah and Luke from Wever’s Tree Service! Check out this really cool video of the project made by Sarah and Luke. 



We have a YouTube video!

I am excited to share the video of the cabin.  I have been wanting to do it for a while. Enjoy! Click here .


Eating out – Koya Kitchen

Sushi on the mountain? Yes! This place is really cute. Don’t expect anything fancy though. It’s a food cart with a nice indoor seating and wait staff. You get your food on a paper plate.  But it’s a nice addition to other options on the mountain. Their fried rice and udon noodles was really good, curry was little flat on flavor. They have lots of vegan and vegeterian options but it’s not especially healthy. It would be a great take out! 



Corn fritters


Mushrooming in October

Got our mushroom picking license today at the ranger station and went out to Lolo Pass to see if we would have any luck. It was a great day to be out and we had some rain in the last couple of weeks so my hopes were up. Unfortunately, I think we are still few weeks away. It was just such a dry summer. Either way we had a blast. We also stopped at the fire station for their open house. Needless to say that kids were sufficiently worn out for nap time. Ian fell asleep on a cot for the first time today. I think my easy pack n play days are numbered 🙂




I was so excited today to finally see final results of the work of our friend Pablo. Roof and gutter are completely clean (although I’m sure not for long), but most importantly the deck was cleaned and stained. It turned out awesome, in my humble opinion. Pablo called me after he opened the stain and asked if I really want to use that one. It looked completely black. But he admitted at the end that it turned out really good. The new stain has texture so hopefully it will prevent the deck from getting so slippery when wet.  Even so, always be careful on wet surfaces!

Labor Day Weekend

Ah, it’s good to be back at the cabin. We spent most of the summer in Europe but our awesome guests and cleaning crew took a great care of the place. Nevertheless we had some work to do outside this weekend and scheduled a much needed roof and gutter cleaning for the following week. My mom is here visiting from Poland and as always she is an unmatched help with everything. Also, new interesting hobby that Steve and my brother picked up. Setting traps for crawdads! No actual crawdads were cought though 😦


Almost summer

The school is over and we are here for few days to get the cabin ready for the summer. There are some beautiful flowers blooming in the garden right now, they smell as good as they look too. We put some bark down under the swing, planted some herbs and cut the grass as best as we (I mean I) could. Tomorrow suppose to rain so we stayed outside as long as we possibly could until it was time to go make dinner.

Next week handy dandy Bill comes out to stain the deck and clean the roof. I can’t wait to see how the deck comes out. I chose a very dark grey color, textured to make it less slippery. Not your usual choice for the stain but I have high hopes.


Relaxing weekend

It’s been a very wet winter. The river is really going strong this time of the year and especially this year. Nice days are starting to sneak up on us though and we enjoyed some sunshine on Sunday after a particularly wet and lazy Saturday at the cabin. Baby Ian has a favorite chair now. It may be the first time we have seen him seat still for a minute all on his own. Also, I brought an extra yoga mat for     our guests’ use. It’s been so nice to stretch in the morning as the sunshine peaked through the window.





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