Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Insulation? Done.

So glad this is done. It was a big step to get here. We had to be sure every electrical accessory was installed as well as anything that would be drilled, placed, or replaced in an outside wall because once the insulation is in, it is a pain in the arse to get in to it.

We had insulation blown in the attic and walls. The celloluse insulation is blown into the empty cavities with a little adhesive and moisture. Then, they shave it with a special tool to make it flush with the studs. It dries, or sets, to become a solid mass. Then drywall can be put in place.

It's a real mess. Cellulose is blowing everywhere, but they vacuum up the excess at the same time and shoot it out again. Ingenious.

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Food for thought

This is one of my favorite meals lately. I raid the garden for whatever is up and edible. In this case it was kale, garlic and onions.                                                  

I saute that with cooked mild italian sausage that I get from a local pig farmer. Then voila! Instant meal. 

Speaking of gardens, here is the tops of my tomato plants after a visit from Bambi. This is war. Prepare to fight.

Friday, July 03, 2009


We have been installing electrical wiring and other electrically miscellany that isn't very exciting nor picture friendly.  So please excuse our lack of photos in that area. 

But this week we was spent hanging drywall. Now that's exciting stuff. Very photo friendly and it also makes you feel like you did something. Wires everywhere don't give you the same sense of accomplishment as drywall. Drywall says the walls are done. Time to move in. We also installed most of the wood ceiling in one of the bedrooms. We should be able to finish that this weekend.

Here's PJ moving the heavy stuff. 

Jim is cutting a hole for the outlet. Precision is very important. 

Drill baby drill!

The weather cooperated too, with temperatures in the 70's. This is the coolest July I can remember.  Tomorrow is free day at the pool, and it's way to cold for that. Shameful.