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Well, as I hope you know, this last week was Christmas.. YEA! right?.. well not so much.. it was a rough week.. if you did not know, I am a VERY introverted person and can only handle being around a lot of people for a short amount of time. Christmas day there was A LOT! of people at the house and my usual escapes has not been an option.. – Garage, well no power and thus no heat and no light.
-Office, My bed has been nominated the baby sleeping room and bed. and thus no escape
I did attempt on Christmas day to spend some time working on the Zuki but I could only look at it because it was soo cold I could not even hold the tool for more than a second. Now with a little back story. We have decided to buy this house from my parents (although they will still be living here with us) but that gives us the ability to make certain decisions.. Upon buying this house there are several things that we wanted to get done right away such as: finishing the back bedroom for our kids, running power to the garage, installing a water softener so that we don’t have to chew on our water just to get it down.
All of these projects seem like they would just be easier in the spring when it is not soo cold, but, what do we do until then?—— get er done!
Thanks to some help of some friends, just before Christmas they came and helped us route a heater vent to the back room ( that was a project by its self)
Creating the motivation to get that project done/going.. Yesterday we decided to dig in and get really going but there was soo much insulation in the way of re-supporting the saggy ceiling so, it had to all come out! we went and got full body hazmat style suits and started pulling. unfortunately we did not get pictures of the mess but this is what it looks like now
Because the wiring for the garage has to go through this roof area we decided we needed to run the power to the garage at the same time. Now everything I do I want done RIGHT not something I will have to come back and fix later so we will be using a trencher and putting these lines 3-4 feet below the surface of the ground ( that way when we install sprinklers and driveways, it will not get hit and make a big mess. this is the area the ditch will be in.
Also, I have been looking to heat the shop and have found a way to make a used oil burner.. stay tuned for more details on these and many more projects