Stalwart volunteers at the Clausen Cabin

Some incredible progress has been made today at the Clausen Cabin, thanks to the amazing efforts put forth by volunteers Eric Glos, Josh Harris, Hans Mölders, Mike Musick, and Gary Pohl. These men worked in rain and wind all day to get the cabin level and the structural supports and timbers in place. The cabin floor is now strong enough to support the weight of the books to go in it. This was a major task on our project list, and these volunteers got rather soggy and cold in the process (one said that he didn’t want to sit down because his clothes were completely soaked through and he’d be dripping in unmentionable places if he did). Most went home immediately after the job was done (around 5:30 pm) to take hot showers and have dinner. Mölders is going to dry out for a bit in front of the stove at the Golden Eagle before heading home.

Monique Musick took photos, posted on Facebook and below.

Mike Musick and Gary Pohl moved these timbers, delivered by Northland Wood, on Saturday the 4th, while it was still sunny and warm.

Hans Mölders, dripping wet in the downpour. Mike Musick and Gary Pohl moved these timbers, delivered by Northland Wood, to the front lawn on Saturday the 4th, while it was still sunny and warm. This put them in place for sliding under the cabin.

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Josh Harris resetting the front door of the cabin.

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Gary Pohl and fellow volunteer Eric Glos creating treated wood supports. The fuel oil tank was moved a couple of weeks ago, and will be moved to a new spot on the other side of the cabin.

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Glos by the back stairwell using heavy jacks to bring the building up or down as needed.

About dhelfferich

Ms. Helfferich is the founder of the JTEL and has served in many capacities with the library, among them board president, board vice president, capital grants manager, grant writer, fundraiser, events organizer, director of the Growing Ester's Biodiversity program, website manager, and collections volunteer.
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