Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Up the Lake Appliance Delivery

In 2008, I shared a post about my kitchen. Since we purchased our cabin home from our good friend John in 2001, we haven't changed much inside. But this year we've undertaken several improvement projects. Last week you read about the completion of our bathroom and side porch. Now we've moved on to the kitchen.

Our kitchen remodel is much less involved, but the results are still going to be dramatic. We decided to leave our kitchen counter and shelves the way they are. We love the simplicity. So the first step was replacing our propane appliances. John picked up our new refrigerator and stove at Rona.

John's friend Ernie loaned us his converted boat barge (normally used to transport quads on the lake) to haul our new appliances up to the cabin. When you live in a water access only location, you have to be a bit inventive. John backed down the boat ramp and the quad ramps dropped from the barge right onto the tailgate of his truck. That made the transfer of the heavy appliances a lot easier.

When they got to the cabin, the barge backed up to the deck. The ramps reached all the way to the top deck, making the off load just as easy. When the installation was done, the process reversed to remove our old appliances. But don't worry. They are going to a good home. John is taking them down to his new cabin. Bro is hoping we left a few doggie treats inside for him. -- Margy


  1. Very inventive. Nice work! And DID you have some treats for Bro? I hope so. He seems to be a very patient fellow.
    Looking forward to "finished kitchen" photos.

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

  2. Kay - We always have some Bro treats on hand, but none were inside the old fridge unfortunately. - Margy

  3. I'm glad you take photos. I wouldn't believe this!!!!

    Cheers from Cottage Country!


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