Tuesday, November 17, 2009

We've Been Busy the Last Few Weeks

Time to catch up with some writing. The weeks are flying by. The last time I wrote about the farm was when we were putting up pex tubing for the radiant floor heat. By the time we go up to the farm this weekend, it should be all hooked up & running. So exciting! Then we will staple foil insulation under the joists to hold in the heat & we will have warm floors (and toes :-).

We have been insulating the walls & the ceiling the last couple weeks. This is a pic of the blue jean insulation we used from Home Green Home in Viroqua. It is not toxic, and a great insulator.

Over the blue jean insulation we put two inch extruded insulation. In a typical building, the wood studs are a conductor of cold (or heat) through the drywall. By putting insulation over the studs touching the outside wall, we are breaking that barrier and should have a better insulated home. (The horizontal studs are attached over the vertical ones.)

Shane stopped over at our house to see Kristin on the Saturday before the shower

Kristin at her shower.

I stayed home the weekend of the 7th & 8th for Kristin's baby shower & Steve went up to the farm & began working on the ceiling insulation. Working above your head is NOT fun, but he got a lot accomplished.He continued working on the ceiling insulation this last weekend while I worked outside on planting the garlic. Here he is putting up another beam for extra support. Someday we will have a guest area in the upper level. We are taking our work van up to the farm now with supplies like insulation & drywall. I am also cleaning out any clutter from the townhouse to get it ready to put on the market after the holidays. We want to take advantage of the tax credit for home buyers. It might spur a few more people to buy. That ends April 30th, 2010. Wish us luck!

Some news about Eli & Lizzie....Eli cut off the tip of his finger while using his table saw to make baskets. He is doing okay, in pain though and getting antsy sitting around. It will now be up to their oldest son to cut the wood for the baskets.

While dropping off some bandages for him, I got to see Fannie, the baby. She is so cute! Such a smiley baby. Her whole body was wiggling when she saw me. Nine more weeks until Kristin is due...


Fairy Footprints said...

Oh wow that looks amazing and it's coming along wonderfully.

The shower looked delightful. I bet she's excited for the baby to come.

God bless

Happy holidays
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(¸.•´ (¸.+´♥ Heidi ♥

PatQ said...

I think I'm just as excited for you to become a Grandma as I was for me. It's so much fun. I can't wait to see pictures.

fullfreezer said...

Oh, pink insulation....I'm very familiar with that! We've been putting that in the basement against the foundation walls. Not all the walls are drywalled yet and in my food storage room it's like walking into a big pink cooler.
I bet you feel like the next 9 weeks will drag on forever.

Ha! my verification word is fingers!! I hope your neighbor heals quickly.

Sue said...

The insulation stage is great-it means the end is somewhat near!
I'm so excited for you!

Barb and Steve said...

Thanks Pat, Sue & Heidi!
Judy...I tease Steve about keeping the walls pink :-) It is very messy to work with don't you think? Hard to sweep up...just keeps rolling away.

Nishant said...

I bet she's excited for the baby to come.

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