Drift Oceanside Inn opens for for the summer season on May 21st, 2020.
We're busy making final preparations for guests to enjoy the 2019 summer season. There has been a lot of hard work put forth to get things ready for summer...
But work is still full speed ahead! Rooms are being painted, decks are being replaced, preparations for siding continue to progress! Might be hard to imagine here in the interim, but it really feels like something beautiful is being created!
It had been white clapboard, but is being replaced with gray cedar shingles!
Getting some nice new coats of paint (I know some of you liked the sea foam, which I’m sorry to say will not be staying!) Also getting new doors on the motel, continuing to work on structural fixes, and having the grounds cleaned up by a tree crew!
We discovered that the entrance-side support beam of the motel was entirely rotted out and in much need of replacement!!
Many things are still in the “take apart” phase (like most of the motel!) but some gorgeous stabilization has gone in beneath one of the cabins! Little by little!
But the sun is shining on a gorgeous backdrop and work is being done! 😊
Confirming color changes with Missy and digging a drainage ditch with Herb!
Some of the foundations had shifted significantly and need replacements to the broken sonotubes. Casey and I drove up the coast and met a guy who had excess cribbing (the large pieces of wood) for sale. He had a vast array of odds and ends and an old curmudgeonly dog...