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Feb 26

Blog Cabin Cam Update

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Hi Blog Cabin fans -

Sorry for the inconvenience with our cabin cam recently. We’ve been having technical difficulty with the internet connection on location, which has been addressed and fixed.

Please continue checking in on the progress, and share with us the exciting things you’re seeing!


  • Posted at 6:31 pm on February 2, 2014
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  1. Thanks for the scoop, there were several conspiracy theories floating around! Very much enjoying the show!

    LAUDGIRL on February 26, 2014 at 6:38 pm
    • Thanks for the attention to the camera! It was like being alone while those you love are out of town with no cell phone. Thought someone had put the camera in pan and left it. Maybe it was aliens!

      MrMoogy2 on February 28, 2014 at 12:06 pm
  2. I am glad the problem has been resolved and thank you Virginia for tolerating all our(especially mine) whining! Thanks for sharing the info.<3 Isn't that cabin a beautiful site. I cannot wait to win it!!! Good day to all. I am going back to the cam and take in the scenery til dark. Blessings and love to all.:D

    Sheri McNamara on February 26, 2014 at 6:40 pm
    • Hi Sheri I am glad Virginia let us know what was going on with the cam. I just got off to read the posts and saw you were also on abut the same time. Did you see the red lignt on the ground in the front yard? Looks like someone left their extention cord pluged in. Some cords have an led in the receptical end so you can find it easier. Wonder the storm did not throw the breaker. Another sighting at the same time. Did you see the short legged white bird making itself at home on the top of the sand pile in the back yard?

      Jay Michajluk on February 26, 2014 at 7:49 pm
    • The light in the end of the cord is so carpenters know if there is electricity. My brother had several cords like that, when he was a carpenter. It is more of a courtesy thing by manufacturers, so carpenters do not have to run around, looking for the reason there is no electricity in their saws, etc.

      Builder on February 26, 2014 at 8:49 pm
    • Hi Jay, It looked like the crew got out of there rather quickly. I noticed several wood piles were left uncovered during the rain. Most likely tarps and such blew off during rain. Florida storms sneak up on ya fast here. Lightning is scarey. I was told as a small child that if you hear thunder don't wait for the lightning. It's been known to strike areas quite a distance from the thunder clouds(many miles). I am guessing the storm got there quickly and since there isn't much roof etc to get under they probably packed it in and left. Anyway I have seen quite a few birds enjoying themselves and I hope the construction doesn't run them off.I am amazed at how many different birds that I have seen. The property is so beautiful I let my mind wander as to where I would put this and that. I cannot wait to win this wonderful home and will do my best to win it. If and when I do, I truly want to have some sort of party, just simple with all invited. It would be awesome to me my new family of bloggers. I do love to dream and just maybe this one will happen. I have to remind myself it's in Gods time and in Gods way. I bid all a peaceful and blessed night. Love to all.<3<3:)

      Sheri McNamara on February 27, 2014 at 1:29 am
    • It would be awesome if a blogger won it! Continue the Mari tradition :)


      Laurie_March on February 27, 2014 at 12:10 pm
    • Yest it would Laurie! I am hoping this year will be MY year! lol. Hoping all is well with you and your puppy dog!! <3

      jchristie24 on March 1, 2014 at 4:42 am
    • Thanks Sheri We all have to ourselves in Gods hands. Many Blessings. Maria

      Maria on February 27, 2014 at 12:16 pm
  3. Thank you for the update Virginia, Sooo glad we can see what's happening at "Our little Bungalow" again…
    Everything is getting soaked..I agree with MrsLakeHamilton, I think they should have covered everything with tarp before they left..Lot of rain in that area…We're getting hard rains on the East Coast too..2 or 3 day event I hear..
    When the Camera Cam went on Panorama view last Blog Cabin, they were delivering furniture and things
    that they didn't want us to see…At least that's what we thought was happening…It happened quite a bit when the Cottage was almost finished…Sneaky they were ^_^B)<3 But I'm sure this time it was technical^_^

    Jennie/Florida on February 26, 2014 at 7:20 pm
    • Jennie,
      I do not think they were delivering furniture. Why would they do that, and there is hardly anything structure built? I think you put the cart in front of the horse this time. Furniture is the last thing to appear. Yes, it definitely was a technical thing with the camera.

      Builder on February 26, 2014 at 8:45 pm
    • Hi Builder so good to see you..If you read my comment again, I said when the Camera Cam went on Panorama View "Last" Blog Cabin, "they were delivering furniture and things that they didn't want us to see..At least that's what we thought was happened quite a bit "when the Cottage was almost finished"… Builder, I haven't lost my marbles yet..LOL Sorry you miss read my comment..:(B)

      Jennie/Florida on February 26, 2014 at 9:07 pm
    • Jennie, I am pretty sure it was on purpose when the CC went down last year. LOL

      vicki_in_Utah on February 26, 2014 at 10:17 pm
    • Please, whoever gave me a thumbs down, would you enlighten me. I really don't know what I said to Builder to get a thumbs down..He misunderstood my comment so I explained to him that I was talking about 2013 Blog Cabin and the Panorama views….I would appreciate your reason for thumbs down!!

      Jennie/Florida on March 10, 2014 at 7:00 pm
  4. The rains are coming down here as well. No lightening though, well not yet. Be safe, hope everyone up north are doing okay considering the length of time you've had snow.I will keep you all in prayers and in my thoughts.<3<3

    Sheri McNamara on February 26, 2014 at 7:23 pm
  5. Thanks Virginia, the guyz are moving quickly what a crew three cheers! A little rain tonight.;) sleep tight in the camper great idea :D

    MaryPA on February 26, 2014 at 8:12 pm
  6. Thanks for the update. I guess it shows just how popular this feature is – or how addicted the bloggers are. :)

    Clive on February 26, 2014 at 8:39 pm
    • I think addicted is the key word, Clive.

      vicki_in_Utah on February 26, 2014 at 10:18 pm
    • I guess it's a popular addiction. :)

      Clive on February 26, 2014 at 11:20 pm
    • Clive I do believe you "hit the nail on the head" this time. I cannot believe how miserable I felt when I couldn't watch the work in progress or even scan the property. Oh well, if I'm gonna be addicted to something, I can't think of anything better than the fabulous blog cabin on the beautiful Lake Hamilton on 5 glorious acres!! I bid you all a warm good night. Stay safe and dream happy thoughts.<3:) XXXOOO

      Sheri McNamara on February 27, 2014 at 1:36 am
  7. The forecast for us was rain and or snow, but have not seen any as of yet.

    vicki_in_Utah on February 26, 2014 at 10:19 pm
  8. Virginia, you are so great to come and let us know what happened to the Cabin Cam. I was starting to think that I was bringing it down. During daylight hours I am usually at work and only have a few minutes at lunch time to take a peek at the Blog Cabin. Nine times out of ten, when I go to look at the CC, it is set at panorama. I guess it's just bad timing on my part, but you can see why I was starting to think I was cursed! xD

    TwoCorgis on February 27, 2014 at 12:06 am
    • Hey Two, I still can't find the location on Lake Hamilton, have you had any luck?? :-)

      nanwes on March 24, 2014 at 1:15 pm
    • I've been trying to use the direction of the setting sun to try to determine on which side of the lake our BC rests. It looks like it must be to the northwest, but I'm just guessing. One snowy night, I tried to work my away around the entire lake on Google Maps to try to find the exact location. Sadly, I was not successful. I must have skipped something. I'll try again soon. ^_^

      TwoCorgis on March 24, 2014 at 2:41 pm
    • Hint: The neighbor has a driveway that looks like a racetrack.

      Ralebird on March 25, 2014 at 1:46 pm
  9. Wow, look at all the green! Green grass, green trees, green everywhere! So pretty!

    memanbepa on February 27, 2014 at 10:20 am
  10. Remember the "old" days before the BC "cabin cam"? We really only need to go back as far as the Waldoboro, ME BC. We only had the benefit of the time-lapse still photos that were updated periodically….and we felt fortunate to have that. The webcam has really added a lot to our experience, but it has also spoiled us big-time. At the Atlantic site, when the camera went down, many wondered what they were hiding from us. I could be naive, but I would like to adopt the perspective that the BC people have little or nothing to gain by intentionally hiding things from us. There are a wide variety of things that can go wrong with remote webcams, but it sounds like they have solved most of them. That doesn't mean that it won't go down again. We have to be patient.

    RLDorf on February 27, 2014 at 11:51 am
    • Well said. Also, at night this camera is turned off. Probably for privacy issues with the neighbor which is very understandable (the camera also removes the zoom function when the camera is pointed directly at the neighbors house). In Atlantic the camera was on all night and if bloggers were awake at 3.00am, especially when the major construction was done, they would have seen furniture and fittings arriving and being installed. The work went on 24/7 some weeks and weekends to finish the house. This year I doubt we'll get the option to see what happens at night. More conspiracy theories will abound I'm sure ;)

      I tend to apply Occam's Razor to most things so a power cut or internet glitch is by far the most obvious reason for any time the camera goes offline. However, if bloggers wish to speculate – why not. It's usually harmless, entertaining and keeps us amused during the camera down time. :D xD;)

      Clive on February 27, 2014 at 12:06 pm
    • I agree completely. I certainly wouldn't want to stifle bloggers' active imaginations. It does keep the blog more interesting and active…both are things that the DIY people want to get out of the Cabin Cam experience. I do want bloggers to appreciate how fortunate we are to have the Cabin Cam and be patient when it goes down. I don't want DIY staffers to be buried by a flurry of emails every time there is a glitch. I suspect they check it numerous times each day.

      RLDorf on February 27, 2014 at 12:19 pm
    • I enjoyed viewing the work going on late at night. When it was dark outside and the lights were all ablaze in side you could zoom in on a window and catch the action. The camera shuts down at sun down. Tonight at 7 pm I was able to swing it around and see the lights on the other side of thek lake.
      I was doing some work on my main PC today that I do all my CAD work on. Set up with dual screens.
      My large flatscreen that gets most of the CAD work also now I can split to receive the cabin cam. The other flatscreen I can use for the blogging. So now at one time I can look at the live cabin cam compare what I see directly with my drawings just to the right of the cam and blog all at the same time.

      Jay Michajluk on February 27, 2014 at 9:09 pm
    • Your post reminded me of the discussion where several didn't think an area for a computer was needed anymore (laptops and iPads). I have a laptop with a large monitor in one room and two large side- by-side monitors in another room. For those of us working from home, the designated office space is greatly appreciated!

      LAUDGIRL on February 28, 2014 at 10:56 am
    • I agree, though I have to say that I tend to work at my kitchen table more than I do in my designated office space.

      TwoCorgis on February 28, 2014 at 1:27 pm
    • I know what you mean. Our new home is completely wired for PC networking. All TV's and theater are all smart TVs and need the internet to talk to each other. Most of the rooms are hard wired with cad 5 with routers and boosters to connect any PC ,TV or Phone/tablet to the network. We have a home office area (my wife uses it for FB, Emails and the Microsoft Office Suite in one of the bedrooms just off the kitchen. My "retired" work at home office is located just off the family room, which holds my large model RR (which also needs the internet) and the theater. This office has two work stations one for CAD and the Adobe stuff and the other workstation is just for Photoshop and video capture and editing. All of which I used when I was working, but now I just do enough to keep up with the changes of the software and of course the Blog Cabin.

      Jay Michajluk on February 28, 2014 at 1:34 pm
    • TwoCorgis and Jay, you both mention office/work locations near the kitchen. This is why I thought the office would be better located where the laundry room is going. I am in and out of the kitchen all day during breaks from my work, doing dishes, fixing meals etc. The family room location seems too isolated to me. Not to mention that I don't want to look into a laundry room from my living area! Just saying…I can only hope that this becomes my problem!

      LAUDGIRL on February 28, 2014 at 3:35 pm
    • You do have a way with words.:)

      Jay Michajluk on February 28, 2014 at 7:41 pm

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