Monday, February 22, 2010

The remodel continues

Two upstair bedrooms done, main level bedroom done (we slept in the kitchen while that was happening) both the bathroom and laundry room are about half finished. The ceilings and walls are completed but now the hard Not hard really, just something LaVern does NOT enjoy doing. He still is reading, researching, asking questions and basically missing some sleep while figuring out how he wants to handle the hot water system. Meanwhile, today we went to Lenox, IA and ordered a 250 gal propane tank and propane! ha ha Actually we had planned on using some propane for my kitchen stove (in the summer) and occasionally for the gas dryer( don't anticipate using it much). But between the time when he gets the water system set up and running we will heat water just when we need it with a propane water heater. "The plan" is to heat water with solar, wood and wind. We havent had much sun lately but have had some wind so the wind charger is still in the works but not until this summer. I think we are heading to the kitchen to start on it next after the bathroom.
We received about 6 inches of snow this past Friday and then another 6 yesterday. We are still able to get out and around okay. '
Chores this morning included the compost pile, hauling in a week's worth of firewood, dishes and then LaVern cut up some scrap lumber and pine for the hot fires when we need them.
We had dinner yesterday with some new friends. They live on 120 acres east of Redding, an Amish community. It was snowing steadily but still the kids all bundled up and went down to the pond. Must have been down there two hours ice skating! We three girls went out also and trekked through the snow in the woods. The fresh air and snow was wonderful. I was tempted to flop down and make a snow angel but didn't want to shock my two new friends. We don't know each other well yet. I didn't know what they would think of a 60 year old woman making snow angels!! Just takin joy!!

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