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Gilbert Lodge
Since 2004



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The Stories...Just click on the links below to find out what we have been up to.  Sometimes we even surprise ourselves

Stories from 2003 and before:

December 18, 2003: Santa visits.  Details
December 16, 2003: Floor work.  Details
December 11, 2003: Close to the end.  Details
December 3, 2003: Entry and Paula.  Details
November 26, 2003: Road work and roof.  Details
November 24, 2003: Propane tank delivered.  Details
November 22, 2003: More tower work.  Details
November 17, 2003: Carpentry work.  Details
November 14, 2003: Tower work.  Details
November 7, 2003: Interior colors.  Details
November 3, 2003: Electrical and furnace work.  Details
October 28, 2003: Stucco colors and inside work.  Details
October 24, 2003: Wood floors go in along with bath tiles.  Details
October 10, 2003: The shop window goes in along with entry tiles.  Details
October 2, 2003: The great room ceiling is in and some of the lights come on.  Details
September 26, 2003: Walls sanded and painting begins.  Details
September 17, 2003: Stucco work and utilities.  Details
August 29, 2003: The sheet rocking begins.  Details
August 18, 2003: Electrical runs to the Electrical Room.  Details
August 12, 2003: Electrical OK'd.  Details
July 31, 2003: The work progresses.  Details
July 17, 2003: More work to the outside and in the garage.  Details
July 1, 2003: Windows and chimney added.  Details
June 18, 2003: More work.  Details
June 15, 2003: A view to and from the lake.  Details
June 12, 2003: The electrical work begins.  Details
June 12, 2003: The fireplace is started.  Details
June 11, 2003: The Great Room Ceiling takes shape.  Details
June 7, 2003: The roof boards are on.  Details
May 21, 2003: The second floor goes up.  Details
May 15, 2003: Structural Insulated Panels go in.  Details
May 12, 2003: The carpentry begins  Details
April 8, 2003:  Concrete footings are in.  Details
April 1, 2003:  The digging begins.  Details
March 31, 2003:  Land clearing and staking out the location.  Details
March 18 and April 26, 2003:  Communications tower.  Details
February 24, 2003:  Signed with General Contractor Wes Hanson Builders, Inc.

July 1, 2002:  Engaged the services of Architect Paul M. Hirst to design Gilbert Lodge.
February 11, 2000:  Purchased 280 feet of lakeshore property on the southwest side of Gilbert Lake in Brainerd, MN.


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