I mailed you before about my friend George, who is restoring the Pickle Barrel House in Grand Marais, MI. It was built by the artist beyond a popular comic strip in Chicago around the turn of the (other) century. In it, the characters lived in pickle barrels. He built the house on their vacation property in the upper peninsula of MI as a surprise for his wife.
The restoration proceeds…up in Grand Marais (think: Alaska; not too far off culturally and otherwise)
Working 7 day/week, with a few brief trips back to work on a boat.