The first time for me, I was alone at the cabin for the very first time (read the story of Frontier Jane here). The second time, John invented a tire shock absorber system with steel belted tires. Those tires and cables have been in place since 2007, but last week one of them snapped at the cabin end, sending the entire system straight down into the lake. Our remaining three anchor points held us almost in place until the storm subsided.
Here's a video of our John-built tire shock absorber system in action.
The next day Wayne and I had to return to the States. John came up by himself with the materials needed for the repairs. Here is what it looks like now. John was able to man handle the heavy tires out of the water and attach the new cable going to the cabin float.
The tires were still in good condition, so he didn't have to change those. He chose a new anchor point that would keep the steel cable from rubbing so much on the log.
John always amazes me. He can do so many things alone that be near impossible for two. He truly is a Jack-of-All-Trades. -- Margy