EARLY WINTER PREPARATIONS

Sunday

Sonny

Wow, this weekend seemed to just fly by.  We headed out Friday morning with plans to knock out several tasks.  We wanted to pick-up the lawn mower first, it was at the John Deere tractor dealer getting some warranty work done along with a new set of blades.

Look Mom "RAMPS"

Next it was off to Lowe’s to pick up another roll of R-19 insulation to go between the floor joists of the house.  That was one of the things we didn’t have time to finish last year in the rush to get the place ready for winter. After last winter it was certainly going to happen before the next first snow.

We also have found out the price if insulation goes up as the temperature starts going down. The price has went up over $10.00 per roll in the last month.  Yesterday we crawled under the house and put up 3 rolls and determined that we needed another 6 rolls to get the job done.  I think next payday we will pick up another 3 rolls and go at it again.

Still a long way to go

Saturday afternoon we got started moving the split firewood into the wood shed.  I think we have enough to fill it about 1/4 of the way.  We have 40-50 seasoned log butts in one of our fields that we plan to attack with the chainsaw around October or as soon as it gets cold enough that the snakes get out of the nooks and crannies.  Linda and I have identified some of the trees that we will drop for next year. They are also the ones that block the winter sun.  If you don’t know what I mean here it is: In the winter the sun not only is up for less hours per day it also rides lower in the sky. Your tree line can have an impact on shading your PV panels that you may not have anticipated when you installed your system in the summer. Yep, that’s what I did.

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