I visited our cabin site this morning in Gaylord, It was windy, lightly snowing and 15 degrees outside. Not exactly ideal conditions for building but with Gaylord being the "snowbelt" in Michigan, we expected this. The crew was using brooms to sweep the snow off the main cabin floor as the roof is not up yet. They also had to put up boards on the basement windows because they were tired of shoveling snow out of there! I asked our builder when he thought our cabin would be done - his reply - "ask the weatherman." (Ha, ha.) But overall, I think the crew is moving fast and we're pleased with the progress. They are starting on the loft level and will be putting in the roof joists.
Ideally if I had to do it over again, I would've set aside 2 years for planning our log cabin and began construction early summer. My husband and I lost time on our preliminary plans being revised and obtaining financing approval so we ended up with construction starting on October 28th.
The Lesson Learned - it takes close to 2 years to plan a log cabin! (And it's worth it!)