Friday, January 6, 2017

Temp tonight? Eight below. Ripped out the drywall; rewiring starts tomorrow. Shares needed.

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Yes, that's him up there on the roof. About four inches of new snow today, and it's supposed to be eight below zero tonight (actual temp, not wind chill). He cleaned off four of the roofs today (carport, studio, chicken coop/small stall, half the other stalls); still got a couple to go. No, I don't like it when he's up there.

So this is what the guys did today:

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What you might call negative progress. Steve gets here early tomorrow morning to start ripping out the wiring, which meant that the regular crew spent today ripping out drywall and insulation. No, I don't like that, either, but it's better than dying in a fire someday soon.

Oh, and that massive window from yesterday? Installed in the wrong place. Because it wasn't until last night that I realized it had all four panes marked "TEMPERED," which means that it's the one that has to go by where the woodstove's going to be. IOW, as far as it's possible to get from where it is now. They'll switch it out on Monday; a couple of other big guys are coming to help them get those massive windows and the French doors upstairs (via scaffolds and straps, not up the staircase; they won't fit), and they'll do the big downstairs windows at the same time. One window is also incorrectly sized (a smaller one) and lacking the extra tempering, so it will have to be sent back and the proper one ordered.

No, I haven't ripped quite all of my hair out yet; why do you ask?

Almost five grand and counting that the wiring mess is setting us back. We still need shares:

  • Shares of our YouCaring page via the widgets provided, especially the widget code, which has once again been moved back to the purple box at the lower right-hand side of the page, that produces the image shown just above:
  • Shares of Wings's site; sales also fund the construction (indeed, they are the baseline for it). Testimonials help.
  • I've added Lowes gift cards to our Amazon wishlist. For folks who'd rather give gift cards than cash, this is far and away the best way to support construction. We're going to have to sink a small fortune into them for fixtures, appliances, flooring, etc., and at the moment, we can actually use the gift cards better than cash.
Thank you to everyone who has gotten us this far in the year just past; for the new year, we have a long way to go. Everything else is pushed back while the wiring eff-up gets fixed, so both the interior plasterwork and the plumbing are on hold for the moment. There'll be a lot more work getting done (and undone and redone) at into next week, but at least we won't have to worry about the wiring melting down inside the walls and sending the whole place up like a bonfire. I mean, that was the very reason we started this whole process in the first place — the electrical fire in this tin can in 2015. 

But first, I want to direct your attention here (or, for folks at the GOS, here). Lin's spirit is on its journey to where the water meets the light, but Laura will still need our help for a while. Please T/R/share/donate to her fund if you can. Especially that last. It's needed.

Thanks, everyone.

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