Use of the Forest

Public use of Saginaw Forest is encouraged. Rules for the public's use include (but are not limited to):

Wednesday, October 17, 1990


had free estimate done for work to repair chimney + fire place [Robert's Chimney Service]

    supposedly, the lack of a damper in the fireplace is allowing large amounts of heat loss from the cabin → so repairing the chimney + installing a damper should yield heat savings in 2 ways:
    1. Less heat loss
    2. Use of firewood instead of propane to generate heat.

    however, it will cost $870.00!! Will SNRE be willing to pay? Stay tuned for further developments.

    Tuesday, October 16, 1990


    Finished mowing (1 hr)→ pull-cord on mower no longer retracts → need to repair!

    Sunday, October 14, 1990


    • 4th coat of paint on W. wall cabinets
    • Touched up window frames
    • 2nd coat of paint on floor
    4 hrs
    • Most of lawn mowed [by M.R.] → 1 3/4 hrs

    Thursday, October 11, 1990

    Wednesday, October 10, 1990


    • Water heater finally repaired! (heating element replaced)
    • Washed + swept floor (3rd time) + more scraping
    • 3rd coat paint on counter top
    2 hrs

    * 1st officer's log: on leaving @ 7PM, I found the gate blocked by a white VW rabbit diesel, license # XXX XXX. After a few minutes, its owner, a woman with 2 vicious dogs who were busily lunging at everything  that moved, came up the road. She said, "I didn't know there were any people here." Let's hope that's it for the year! The cabin could come with a cellular phone so one doesn't need to drive backwards (!) all the way to the cabin to call for a tow truck. What a pain!

    Tuesday, October 9, 1990


    • Repaired refrigerator → new plate glass for crisper to replace broken glass, brass bushings + [writing unclear] to support wire grating where plastic supports had broken off, + attached handle to crisper drawer. → 3hrs
    • Moved belongings in from barn

    Monday, October 8, 1990


    • Put 2nd coat of paint (white) on bench top at W. wall cabin.
    • Washed couch with deodorizing enzyme solution (2nd treatment)
    1 hr
    • Moved belongings in from barn.

    Sunday, October 7, 1990


    • Scraped new paint off window interior
    • 2nd coat paint on wall + on cabinet interior (below sink)
    • 1st coat paint (white) on bench-top at W. wall of cabin.
    • Put shelf liner paper on W. wall cabinets (upper)
    5 hrs

    Tuesday, October 2, 1990


    • Painted lower walls w/ non-yellowy white latex enamel → 1 coat.
    • Painted interior of cabinet directly beneath sink (orchid pink) → 1 coat.
    • Repaired handle on cabinet door beneath sink
    • Scraped bench-top of cabinets on W. wall of cabin
    5 1/2 hrs