Over too soon. Too soon!
Make May Magnificent (which was poorly named and carried one
week over into June, remember?) ended too soon! With too little shed structure!
Chris had high hopes of completing the Utility Shed and hooking up the water
and, and, and... Many aspirations. Many optimistic goals. Many "Just Sheds
Just Sucks" curses, because those plans' stupidity was a significant cause
of slowed progress.
June was over too soon! All remaining weeks and weekends in
June had a similar theme and went as follows:
Chris roused hisself up at 3AM Monday. Cassandra, the sole
remaining YIPPEE builder, fell back asleep for a bit before attempting to be
the Super Builder Get Tons of Work Done Queen. Neither rain, nor snow, nor glom
of nit shall stay her in her mission. She worked like mad, pushing late into
the evenings, cramming in many non-building tasks while often skipping others,
struggling through environmental hurdles, attempting to make up for the lack of
adequate building site hours on the weekends. Stress and exhaustion shall not
dampen her desire and resolve to live in a home this winter! When Chris arrived
back at Park Avenue, it was on Friday mornings around 5AM. The usual Ice Swap
and Such was followed by short slumber to the serenade of birds. Chris would
forego his usual Pre-Breakfast Site Work sessions in favor of Safety Sleep.
Breakfast and catchup (but not breakfast with ketchup) was enjoyed while
accomplishing Friday Coordinating; followed by a hike to the MLA where a small
amount of site work commenced. Cassandra usually got another small amount done
in the afternoon after Chris and bins, supplies, laundry, etcetera had left
YIPPEE Land. Fridays' Return of The Chris was always later than intended with
both C's knowing that they got many tasks done, but not quite enough and the
day ended too soon. In a few hours, too soon, Saturday morning would arrive.
Would they be able to wake early and crank out the site work, as they so
valiantly hoped? In June's weekends? No. Saturdays are usually the main C&C
build-together day and, as usual, June's Saturdays ended too soon, without
enough building completion. Sundays saw Chris leave straight away, as early as
he could drag himself away from sleep, to the Poo-Jam house for ice, sticking
to the summer ice plan. Upon his return, foods were savored together before the
hike up top to build. This ended far too soon, by 4-5PM, Cassandra's cut-off to
go down and shower. They both had to shower, eat dinner and accomplish the
usual Sunday non-building tasks, aiming for an early bed-time to accommodate
Chris' 3AM wake-up on Monday. And, that was that: the weekend was over. Sure,
C&C always enjoy seeing each other, tackling various things together, and
all the etcetera. But, whew! Over too soon! With too little progress!
Incidentally, the rest of the summer appears to be similarly scheduled.
MMM was over too soon! June was over too soon! Each day is
over too soon! Stressed! So much to do! Argh! Argh! Okay. Okay. Calming Breaths.
Stretch. Do a few partner yoga poses. Have a hug and such. Find the little
joys, the little bits and carry on.
Here's some little bits, some stuff that happened and some
Zensoy, donator of Team shirts, changed their shirts. For shame!
No longer organic, now blatantly corporate, the little panda has Sold-Out!
Corporate Whore! The shirt must be, and was, bastardized with the aid of
leftover coffee grounds.
Every good adventure story contains at least one huge scary
spider. YIPPEE had multiple in June. Chris the Spider Slayer valiantly saved
the Princess (and the yurts)!
What this story needs next is an Anteater to save the day!
Or, at least, to eat all the foraging ants, intent on... well, whether intended
or not, they are making C&C "Quack!" as they spend far too much
time doing ant control. By month's end, without aid of any anteaters, aardvarks
or the like, the little Park Ave yurt was well on its way to being successfully
saved from the invaders. All hail Roland the Marvelous Roll of Masking Tape! A
little known, but hard working hero.
All curse the vile Humidity! The Hag of Humidity haunted all
of June, regardless of excessive heat (such as when it was still 90F inside at
9PM) or unseasonably cold (when Cassandra wore long underwear and sweatshirts
all day). The temperature was no matter to The Humidity Hag, no! She creates
sticky, miserable, hazy views and haunts the very heavy air that clings to our
story's struggling builders, who end up covered in sawdust and debris.
Both C's were shocked! Yes, shocked. Almost. Narrowly
escaping the true danger zone of shock, each C had their own encounters with
frigid water: Chris once and Cassandra repeatedly.
Chris rappelled into the spring reservoir to lower the end
of the pipe which had floated upward. Water that is 12' below ground is
wickedly cold and especially shocking on an excessively hot day. Scraped up and
shivering a tad, he survived to scramble back up and quickly re-warmed in the
Bravely, or stupidly, conquering the cold! With the
woodstove out of bounds, and unable to use the hibachi in rain, Cassandra took
cold showers. Anyway, she would have expended too much time and undergone too
much sickness to try heating up water with a fire. As she screamed her way
through the often dangerously cold water, in cold air, she reminded herself
repeatedly, "at least its not wood smoke and creosote!” The Cope in Cold
Water and Cold Air sing-out might have woken the neighbors; given the little
yurt's seclusion, that's some strong vocalizing! The dizziness was a tad
alarming, but she did eventually warm up, bundled in layers, and it was
Summer arrived, on its annual predictable date. Or, so the
story goes. Two days into summer, Cassandra was yet again attired in long
This tale has arrived, entirely without any underwear,
roaming free and easy, at the Tasks Tally. Ta-da!
Ridgepole, rafters, ceiling joists and lookout rafters all
installed. Continuing with the "Just Sheds Just Sucks" frustrations,
fitting was problematic and took various amounts of swearing. If only Chris had
thrown the hammer on the same day as the porcupine was scaling a tree nearby,
there'd be one less porcupine rodent ruining trees at YIPPEE Land. Yes, the
porcupine is a rodent!
Rains prevented further progress. Tarped, the US frame awaits the week off in July: someone other than Cass can aid Chris with the
plywood sheeting. As sealing the plywood didn't seem to be quite enough, scrap
floorboards will be used to cover the floor. C&C calculated lengths and
amounts and sorted thru the scrap pile; Cass later marks and Chris cuts.
Floorboards are ready to install, after the roof is on.
TV loft adaptation:
It is seemingly minor and yet a major hold up. Can't finish
floor til this is done. Chris cut parts at the house. There was measuring and
mock-ups and more measuring. June ends with installation in progress: 2*10's
and 2*4's await Chris' cutting, under structure modification is mid-process,
there is a plan for floor hatch with specific hardware to be determined on next
hardware shopping week.
The usual, with two added components. Mainly, a lot of
scraps stacks are finally out of the kitchen area. Yippee! Or, well... Maybe
not. That area was thereafter filled with US floorboards, wallboards and TV
adaptation boards. C&C do need to find other working places for all these
boards, in order to get to the kitchen area's plumbing, electrical and
cabinets. Secondly, a battery operated vacuum! Yippee! Much easier clean up.
C&C moved sealed lumber parts out of the mudroom and
into the screen house, for Cassandra's access during weeks. The Framing Queen
built both side wall frames solo. Last two weekends of June, C&C got the
tricksy, squirrelly, "Just Sheds Just Sucks" front and back wall
frames laid out and started enough that the Queen could continue solo during
week. Two doors were ordered and the back wall frame modified to account for
adding a second door, a wider door to accommodate generator entry. At month's
end, a Monday, this back wall frame sat, barely together, awaiting Cassandra's
Reinforce under bathtub:
Done. Finished during MMM! Ain't no shed, but a task is
checked off! Small, but significant! Underneath work can proceed in this area.
Electrical Rough-In for 30ft:
Box installation and wiring continues. A service panel is
selected, and location figgered: will be in a corner "cabinet",
outside of normal wall. Cassandra measures, marks, hand-cuts a few boards. Chris
cuts others. The Queen builds and modifies and overcomes squirrelliness of the
Y wall, which tried transferring its problems over to this cabinet. At month's
end the service panel is temporarily hung, with the enclosing wall needing only
a few parts.
Walls - 20' yurt: apply finish:
First coat is finally finished on all parts! In the interest
of time, C&C decide to apply the second coat to only the boards around the
electrical boxes. For now. The true finish of this finishing task can be done
later, when there's heat in the yurt. This task will be checked off, and
finishing of the 20' walls relegated to B importance.
Power House Access:
Plan has some rebar stakes and string. Cass digs a little,
Chris moves more big rocks to fill ditch.
Usual, including one Xterra up-top-trip to unload supplies
such as wallboards.
Cut and store downed trees:
Chris does a little work here and there, making room in
Construct walls and loft - 30' yurt: wallboards:
Wallboards. Cassandra is reminded how frustrating this work
is. Boards are measured, marked, cut, installed. Onto the loft shelf, behind
and under Joe, onto stairs. The purchased pile of boards has been cut and many
boards await Cassandra's labors.
Loft access Building:
Joe wall is installed. Floorboards are installed onto the
Joe step. Frames are all built for the steps and starting to having wallboard
installation (which will be done on at least one side prior to securing each
step to floor, and each other). This description very much glosses over the
various glitches and frustrations encountered.
Loft Bathroom Windows:
C&C worked together to measure bays, mark boards and
cut. Cassandra installed frames and marked the aspen that will go on next with
the Plexiglas. Chris cut the aspen at the house for ease and greater accuracy.
Loft Back Wall Arc:
To the sounds of a sudden downpour, followed by steady
raining, C&C finalize this plan. Cassandra took down the mock-up, calc'd
the feet req'd for the slats, measured available stock and suspects it will be
enough. Confirmed with Chris in a weekend review.
YIDDEE HSODIF: Emergency Repair
All the rains are again wreaking havoc with the driveway.
And that, is that. All the stress is wreaking havoc with
C&C, and cow adrenals are not the answer.
The week off in July is less than a week away. Argh! Too
soon! So much to prep and accomplish! So much hoped to be accomplished during
that week off!
Will our heroes leap the hurdles, successfully manuever the
maze of obstacles and get to the castle on the mountain in time? Will they be
living in the MLA this winter? Will Tolliver The Toad and his Traveling Troupe
save C&C from the black flies in time?
|6/1/08||275.04||Materials transport/inventory||1||stuff to MLA|
|6/1/08||0.00||Notes||0||free zensoy shirt gets a makeoverm|
|6/1/08||305.18||Tick, tick||1.25||Chris wacks back tall grass on Woody Walkway, using new B&D string trimmer.|
|6/1/08||213.36||Site cleanup (general and for Cass safety)||0.25|| |
|6/1/08||329.04||Loft access Building||1||joe wall installed|
|6/1/08||213.12||Utility shed built||4.5|| |
|6/1/08||213.65||Electrical rough-in (30' yurt)||1.25|| |
|6/1/08||742.02||JaBoSTH: Quackers||0.25|| |
|6/2/08||213.65||Electrical rough-in (30' yurt)||1.75|| |
|6/2/08||213.12||Utility shed built||5.75||rafters in, ceiling joists secured, hammer's airborne.|
|6/2/08||213.73||Loft access Plans and Figgerin'||1.75|| |
|6/2/08||0.00||Notes||0||no sunny, 80 degree day was this|
|6/3/08||300.55||Woodstove, Heat & Showering '08 ||0.5|| |
|6/3/08||213.65||Electrical rough-in (30' yurt)||2.75||boxes installed, boxes wired.|
|6/3/08||213.12||Utility shed built||6.25||trim out birdsmouth notch, install lookout rafters, put on tarp.|
|6/3/08||742.01||JaBoSTH: Non-Quackers||0.25|| |
|6/3/08||288.09||Cut and store downed trees||0.5||making room|
|6/4/08||329.04||Loft access Building||4.25||cutting parts @ house, then cut step into loft floor and continue assembling step frames.|
|6/4/08||213.24||TV loft adaptation||0.75||cutting parts @ house|
|6/4/08||213.36||Site cleanup (general and for Cass safety)||1.75||under 30' in prep for rf tube install|
|6/4/08||213.65||Electrical rough-in (30' yurt)||2.75||more box installation ala Cass|
|6/5/08||275.04||Materials transport/inventory||1.5||stuff to mla|
|6/5/08||213.36||Site cleanup (general and for Cass safety)||5|| |
|6/5/08||213.65||Electrical rough-in (30' yurt)||1.75|| |
|6/5/08||325.02||Baking Soda MLA Shrooms||0.25|| |
|6/5/08||742.01||JaBoSTH: Non-Quackers||0.25|| |
|6/5/08||213.12||Utility shed built||1||picking out floorboards|
|6/5/08||213.53||Reinforce under bathtub||1|| |
|6/5/08||306.02||Test on safety: materials and tools||0.25|| |
|6/6/08||0.00||Notes||0||rain screws the plans|
|6/6/08||213.53||Reinforce under bathtub||1.75|| |
|6/6/08||0.00||Notes||0.25||weed wacking for ticks|
|6/7/08||275.04||Materials transport/inventory||1|| |
|6/7/08||305.19||Noseeum Netting Park Ave '08||1.75||done|
|6/7/08||213.53||Reinforce under bathtub||1.25|| |
|6/7/08||213.36||Site cleanup (general and for Cass safety)||2||scraps go to shed. sealing screenhouse prepped for PH work. 30' yurt cleaned up a bit.|
|6/7/08||326.05||PA reflectix off windows||0.25||done|
|6/7/08||288.09||Cut and store downed trees||0.75||making room|
|6/7/08||306.01||Determine tasks she can do during week alone||0.5|| |
|6/7/08||306.02||Test on safety: materials and tools||1|| |
|6/7/08||213.12||Utility shed built||0.25||mark fascia|
|6/7/08||275.04||Materials transport/inventory||0.5|| |
|6/7/08||213.50||Construct power house||1||move boards for Cass to build frames|
|6/7/08||213.24||TV loft adaptation||0.25|| |
|6/7/08||213.76||Power House: build walkway/access from road||0.25||weed wack'n|
|6/7/08||300.55||Woodstove, Heat & Showering '08 ||1||water in black PE pipe gets hot but cools fast. mini pex test gets no hot wate. hibachi works fast but grill sags.|
|6/7/08||329.04||Loft access Building||1|| |
|6/7/08||0.00||Notes||0||HAG HAG HAG! Yesterday Cass was wearing long underwear and two sweatshirts. Spiders are not allowed. |
|6/8/08||275.04||Materials transport/inventory||0.5||cass puts her foot down|
|6/8/08||300.55||Woodstove, Heat & Showering '08 ||1.25||ol' methods in effect, new methods to be tried|
|6/8/08||213.53||Reinforce under bathtub||2.25||done|
|6/8/08||742.02||JaBoSTH: Quackers||0.25|| |
|6/8/08||329.04||Loft access Building||5.25||reviewed, marked, cut|
|6/8/08||0.00||Notes||0||hag hag hag. bugs ferocious. spiders big.|
|6/8/08||852.23||Check water levels||1||Chris rappels into the spring reservoir to lower the end of the pipe which had floated upward. he finds the water at 12' below surface to be wickedly cold.|
|6/6/08||300.4||Cass Phone||4||"prob shouldnt count time but jeebus! cass' phone has been acting up. was rebooting itself randomly but that prob was manageable and with c+c being busy, hadn't called to get it fixed. this past week tho, it started having prob where people can't hear her at all, but she can hear them fine. chris looked at it too. voice memo doesnt work either.
cass spends most of day dealing with phone: three separate cust svc representatives, one time of att disconnecting her during trx after being on hold, getting all data of phone to do a hard reset and reviewing options. replacement willl be refurbished. ack! that is risky, could be used by other people first. but there seems to be no other options and cass needs a phone. c+c decide to take risk, hope for best. ugh ugh ugh.
|6/6/08||0||Notes||0||cass never gets up top to do any bldg site work! after chris leaves she is dealing with phone related issues and doesnt even start normal weekly cleaning chores until 8 pm! |
|6/14/08||305.04||Daitomaceous earth||0.5||park ave|
|6/14/08||213.12||Utility shed built||1.5||watershield some cut ends, cut fascia and sealed, cursed rains that prevented further progress.|
|6/14/08||213.50||Construct power house||0.5||frame blocking.|
|6/14/08||213.36||Site cleanup (general and for Cass safety)||0.25|| |
|6/14/08||329.04||Loft access Building||1.25||reviewed issues and did some plan finalizing. then did some more buildin'|
|6/14/08||306.01||Determine tasks she can do during week alone||0.75|| |
|6/14/08||300.40||Cass Phone||1.25||chris swaps phones and tests. cass transfers data. defective phone on way back to at&t tomorrow.|
|6/14/08||329.05||Loft Bathroom Windows||1.75||marked boards and measured bays|
|6/14/08||329.06||Loft Back Wall Arc||1||plan finalized|
|6/14/08||742.02||JaBoSTH: Quackers||0.25|| |
|6/14/08||275.04||Materials transport/inventory||0.25|| |
|6/14/08||213.24||TV loft adaptation||1.5||measured storage/access space, started creating mount|
|6/9/08||0||Notes||0||"wicked, wicked humid and hot and HAG! heat index up over 100, 80 in shade at 9am. 97 in shade later in day.
in morning, cass gets bare minimum chores done in little yurt, packs a bunch of stuff into bag and heads up to get the mla windows open before 9am, and chats with chris up there.
dripping sweat, constructing, bug bites. arggggh. cass foregos bugshirt as long as possible and then some, but gets numerous bites. has to wear it in evening. so hot."|
|6/9/08||742.01||JaBoSTH: Non-Quackers||0.25||opening up, setting up, closing down|
|6/9/08||329.04||Loft access Building||8||building step walls|
|6/9/08||300.55||Woodstove, Heat & Showering '08 ||0.25||water -filtered last night- out onto black mat in AM, trip down around 3pm to check temp (hot, yeah!) and bundle it up in its "cozy"(as chris called it) for showering later in eve. by 8:30pm, it was still nice n hot.|
|6/10/08||0||Notes||0||"still super hot n humid. 80 at 8am again. cass hardly slept last night: because of the heat, humidity, or because no chris? hmmm. no point in sleeping in to catch up tho. sooo hot and miserable, gotta get up and open windows and build-build-build. cass hopes she can hold out and survive until heat/humid breaks.
Temps at 9pm: 90 inside, 82 outside. cass miserable. basically spent the whole day in a sauna as profusely as she was sweating. feeling so sick. despite drinking fluids, eating even when she felt like not eating, she was woozy and oh-so-sick. supremely bad headache (a rarity) and nausea.
|6/10/08||742.01||JaBoSTH: Non-Quackers||0.25||opening up, setting up, shutting down|
|6/10/08||329.04||Loft access Building||0.5||finished up step#6 wall add-on. for now. want to reinforce but have to ask chris|
|6/10/08||300.55||Woodstove, Heat & Showering '08 ||0.25||water trip in afternoon. once again, quite hot. would be great to have that on a day when the air temp is not sweltering |
|6/10/08||213.5||Construct power house||5.5||building wall frame. one side wall done except for two blocking in need of cutting.|
|6/10/08||213.36||Site cleanup (general and for Cass safety)||0.25||cleanup of debris and such, paper shakeout.|
|6/10/08||213.12||Utility shed built||1.25||going thru pile to measure and mark|
|6/11/08||213.5||Construct power house||2.5||built second side wall, except for blocking. stopped due to excessive bugginess.|
|6/11/08||742.01||JaBoSTH: Non-Quackers||0.25||opening up, setting up, shutting down|
|6/11/08||213.12||Utility shed built||0.5||finished going thru pile to measure and mark|
|6/11/08||213.76||Power House: build walkway/access from road||0.25||started digging. didnt do too much 'cause currently having moldissues and that area lots of moldy downed trees|
|6/11/08||300.55||Woodstove, Heat & Showering '08 ||0.25||water trip in afternoon. not as hot today. oh well.|
|6/11/08||329.04||Loft access Building||3||floorboards for steps work. figured out boards for step#7 (or 1 whichever way is counted, the Joe step). handcut some boards down and got most installed. |
|6/12/08||300.4||Cass Phone||1.25||dealing with us cellular: had to call them four diff time in row to get all taken care of. the phone that was returned back in march, for which we got receipt, was never properly shown or recorded or something on their end. acct was never cancelled even tho, as it turns out, they had the info all the while. eventually, after speaking to four diff folks, acct is now cancelled and ...well, proof will be in mail. |
|6/12/08||300.55||Woodstove, Heat & Showering '08 ||1.75||"AM: cass attempts cleaning out blk pipe to try water heating in there since air temps cooler and jug may not get warm enough. is not really a one person thing, pipe wiley and ends getting in dirt and dont have right caps and setup anyway. cass: cuts off chris's tape, cleans ends, mixes up h2o2 bleach, mixes up afm wash water, gets funnel cleaned, gets a couple gallons of soapy water through pipe but ends banging round in dirt and ...she realizes best to stop spending time on this, take whatever temp shower she can get with jugs of water as is, and work on it with chris this weekend.
Later: trip down to get water in and insulated. but....took longer than usual because something barfed or bled or dripped something grossly reddish in the water jug, cleaned it. "|
|6/12/08||329.04||Loft access Building||1.5||last of the step "walls" basic frame together and in, shame to prep tools and cleanup for only that but cant continue til boards cut|
|6/12/08||213.5||Construct power house||1.5||blocking in (except for needing some nails, drilled so can go back and pound in), second top plate in|
|6/12/08||742.01||JaBoSTH: Non-Quackers||0.25||opening up, setting up, shutting down|
|6/13/08||742.01||JaBoSTH: Non-Quackers||0.5||cnc do misc tasks, none enough to track solo...ph cut blocking, filling nails, other supplies, minix, stuff to take back to house. setup and shutdown of site|
|6/13/08||742.02||JaBoSTH: Quackers||0.5||cnc do misc: shelf for electronics between rafters, checking water levels (ok)|
|6/13/08||213.76||Power House: build walkway/access from road||0.25||review what needs doing next...moving rocks, string and rebar to mark|
|6/13/08||329.04||Loft access Building||3.75||"review of next steps...hahaha...steps... anyway, review various questions. cutting parts for cass.
later: cass gets cut parts installed, marks levels on #4,5,6 and screws in temp 2*3 for cnc to review. installed floorboards on joe step #7. scrap block installed for wallboard install."|
|6/13/08||305||Bug control||0.5||argh! cleanup after ant seen in park ave. bugger bugger bugger! another one in eve. more cleaning.|
|6/13/08||300.55||Woodstove, Heat & Showering '08 ||0.25||setup, bring in and insulate, close up yurt. cnc also talked about this some in AM, but time for that not tracked.|
|6/13/08||213.5||Construct power house||0.75||watershielded 2coats blocking parts. finished nailing from other day|
|6/15/08||275.04||Materials transport/inventory||1.5|| |
|6/15/08||742.02||JaBoSTH: Quackers||0.25|| |
|6/15/08||305.04||Daitomaceous earth||0.25|| |
|6/15/08||329.02||Construct walls and loft - 30' yurt: wallboards||1.75||marked and cut|
|6/15/08||213.24||TV loft adaptation||0.5|| |
|6/15/08||305.18||Tick, tick||0.25||weed wackin'|
|6/15/08||213.5||Construct power house||0.5||prepping for side frames|
|6/15/08||213.76||Power House: build walkway/access from road||0.5|| |
|6/15/08||329.05||Loft Bathroom Windows||0.5||cut frame parts|
|6/15/08||329.04||Loft access Building||0.5||cut parts|
|6/20/08||329.02||Construct walls and loft - 30' yurt: wallboards||1.5|| |
|6/21/08||275.04||Materials transport/inventory||2||xterra n chris haul up materials. c&c store materials|
|6/21/08||300.52||Clean sediment filter||0.5|| |
|6/21/08||305.04||Daitomaceous earth||1|| |
|6/21/08||852.23||Check water levels||0.25||low n flowing|
|6/21/08||329.02||Construct walls and loft - 30' yurt: wallboards||0.5|| |
|6/21/08||329.06||Loft Back Wall Arc||0.5||half arc, half shelf|
|6/21/08||213.5||Construct power house||5.25|| |
|6/21/08||300.55||Woodstove, Heat & Showering '08 ||0.25|| |
|6/21/08||213.12||Utility shed built||1.5||cut floorboards|
|6/21/08||306.01||Determine tasks she can do during week alone||0.5|| |
|6/21/08||742.01||JaBoSTH: Non-Quackers||0.5|| |
|6/21/08||213.24||TV loft adaptation||0.75|| |
|6/21/08||305||Bug control||0.5|| |
|6/22/08||329.02||Construct walls and loft - 30' yurt: wallboards||0.5||cut small boards @ Poocham hellhouse|
|6/22/08||305||Bug control||1.5||damn ants|
|6/22/08||213.65||Electrical rough-in (30' yurt)||1.75||service panel cabinet|
|6/22/08||213.24||TV loft adaptation||2.5||measured parts|
|6/22/08||213.76||Power House: build walkway/access from road||0.75||marked driveway path and moved rocks|
|6/22/08||300.55||Woodstove, Heat & Showering '08 ||0.5|| |
|6/13/08||0||Notes||0||friday: chris back very late/early this morn. cnc breakfast together and plan then up top together.|
|6/15/08||0||Notes||0||sun. going to get ice sunday mornings sucks. takes lots of time. cnc frustrated with having to stop work early today too. (cass down to shower by 4pm, argh!)|
|6/16/08||0||Notes||0||"cass lotsa work in yurt. rainy rainy cold cold dark dreary. long underwear kinda day.
cnc didn't do so well with last weeks hrs. weekend was rough time-wise. tried to cram lots into sat, but then didnt get up early enough sunday and having to do ice is a time hog. having to quit early on sundays is frustrating!
after cass comes down from up top, cant bring self to do fire. ew ew. so, jumps in for quick cold cold cold cold shower. brrr. but...no woodsmoke and stench. brr. "|
|6/16/08||329.04||Loft access Building||2.75||finished #6's back step wall. got bottom nail-in blocking for joe step installed, and other wall blocking for closet part, includng chisel out sections(grr)|
|6/16/08||329.06||Loft Back Wall Arc||0.25||took down mockup|
|6/16/08||329.02||Construct walls and loft - 30' yurt: wallboards||1.75||working out installing wallboards on shelf. argh. difficult start, in part because joists installed too low.|
|6/17/08||0||Notes||0||cold. skies sort of cleared a bit here and there. humid still. brrr showering again, tho twas slightly warmer water. cold air and cold cass.|
|6/17/08||329.04||Loft access Building||2.75||blockings in and fronts on thru #5. will tackle 6 tomorrow.|
|6/17/08||329.02||Construct walls and loft - 30' yurt: wallboards||2.25||"more shelf work, including putting in some blocking.
was going to begin installing boards onto loft access walls but realized needed starter boards. drew out end board overlap layout and measured, marked some boards for steps 1 and 2.
using leftover boards, marked for use in closet below joe. marked boards for joe's step walls."|
|6/17/08||329.05||Loft Bathroom Windows||2.25||frames installed|
|6/17/08||300.55||Woodstove, Heat & Showering '08 ||0.25||left water out, in hopes of some sun. trip down to get in and cover|
|6/17/08||213.76||Power House: build walkway/access from road||0.25||digging, forgot how many roots, need to rake n stake|
|6/18/08||0||Notes||0||cold. damp. cold. looked like rain most of day but didn't get rainy until early eve. brrr showering. cold water, cold air and cold cass.|
|6/18/08||300.55||Woodstove, Heat & Showering '08 ||0.25||left water out, in hopes of some sun. (which was out briefly in morning here and there) trip down to get in and cover|
|6/18/08||329.02||Construct walls and loft - 30' yurt: wallboards||2.5||all avail boards marked for cutting|
|6/18/08||213.68||Walls - 20' yurt: apply finish||5.5||finishing of first coat. all that's left to do is some bottom mouldings. |
|6/18/08||305||Bug control||0.25||ants, argh. look around but d.e. is under creosote side. ask chris, hmmm...|
|6/19/08||329.04||Loft access Building||1.25||step 6 wall frame finished|
|6/19/08||329.06||Loft Back Wall Arc||0.75||calc'd ft req'd for the slats, and measured stock avail. seems we may be able to eek it out.|
|6/19/08||0||Notes||0||"sun poking thru here and there. could be a nice day? maybe get a decent shower?
black flies continue to be hounding horrible.
omg. what a freakin frickin fruiting terrible day for cass symptom-wise. shaky shaky shaky. very bad. kept working. was so relieved to go down to yurt at 5 (early day) to take shot, lay down, talk to chris a little before getting on with the thursday chores. ugh."|
|6/19/08||213.68||Walls - 20' yurt: apply finish||2||bottom moldings done. remembered that vertical parts of door casings were left to do too....only got one done before having to clean up and go down for day.|
|6/19/08||213.36||Site cleanup (general and for Cass safety)||0.5||cleanup including using all rest of batts to vaccuum floor (much needed, cass would love to take time to actually clean it, oh well). changed shoe protectey things. |
|6/20/08||213.36||Site cleanup (general and for Cass safety)||1.5||rug shaken, supplies gathered for taking to house, lumber moved to bed closet, general cleanup ala cass while chris cutting. later, cass cleanup to get little working bin avail and setup for wall work|
|6/20/08||329.02||Construct walls and loft - 30' yurt: wallboards||5.5||"cnc go up top together, cass helps get setup and chris gets a-cutting all the boards cass marked during wk.
cass begins installing bunch (shelving pcs and onto steps, and under joe), realizes more cuts needed, also remembers how frustrating wallboard work is. argh!"|
|6/20/08||305||Bug control||1||ants, damn ants. cnc return to park ave in morning to find two on table (cass had just taken down tape last night during weekly cleaning). chris tapes over where solar line comes in and puts de on an anthill cass finds. cass cleans all bins, table and surrounding area, and retapes|
|6/20/08||0||Notes||0||"chris back 2:30-3am this wk.
cnc breakfast n plan, up top together for some work then chris off. cass deals with ants, reg fri chores and then back up for more work.
chris hates shopping! esp going thru boards at h.d.!
brrr brrr showering again."|
|6/27/08||329.05||Loft Bathroom Windows||0.5||cut|
|6/27/08||545.03||YIDDEE HSODIF: Emergency Repair||0.25||fix waterbar at lafnp|
|6/28/08||305||Bug control||2||c&c plug more gaps hoping to stop the Evil Ant Invasion|
|6/28/08||275.04||Materials transport/inventory||0.25|| |
|6/28/08||288.09||Cut and store downed trees||0.25|| |
|6/28/08||213.5||Construct power house||2.25||started on modified wall 1|
|6/28/08||0||Notes||0||cloudy, then downpours|
|6/28/08||306.01||Determine tasks she can do during week alone||0.75|| |
|6/28/08||213.2||Electrical finishing 20'||0.75||wallplate installation begins|
|6/28/08||213.65||Electrical rough-in (30' yurt)||1.25||service panel install|
|6/28/08||329.02||Construct walls and loft - 30' yurt: wallboards||0.5||joe.|
|6/28/08||213.24||TV loft adaptation||1.5||floor access hatch|
|6/28/08||545.04||YIDDEE HSODIF: Repair||0.75||LAfaNP is not good|
|6/29/08||300.55||Woodstove, Heat & Showering '08 ||0.25||we'll have a warm shower one way or another. chris brings water from house|
|6/29/08||275.04||Materials transport/inventory||0.25|| |
|6/29/08||329.02||Construct walls and loft - 30' yurt: wallboards||2.5||cutting and marking and installing|
|6/29/08||742.01||JaBoSTH: Non-Quackers||0.25||misc cutting|
|6/29/08||213.5||Construct power house||1.5||framing wall 1|
|6/29/08||213.65||Electrical rough-in (30' yurt)||0.5||srvc panel install|
|6/21/08||0||Notes||0||a fairly decent saturday. cnc enjoy working together! yippee! the rain and clouds that were forecast didnt show up. |
|6/22/08||0||Notes||0||"another sunday with shortened task time, stresses, exchanging cnc time for sleep. wish didnt have to go get ice at poocham, but we do.
rainy thundery afternoon.
hibachi shower water heating stinks.
cnc seem to be doing ok on time, on target getting to bed decent hour with all non-bldg tasks done...but ant shows up during dinner. argh!
humid humid yucky night of sleeping. chris up at 3am."|
|6/23/08||0||Notes||0||"humid rainy thundery dark gross.
humid, humid, humid.
brrrrrr. very cold showering.
cass does lots file type work (yippee and money) in park ave, and goes up later in day, works til late eve and down for a very cold shower before wrapping up eve and chat w chris. "|
|6/23/08||213.65||Electrical rough-in (30' yurt)||0.75||finished plan and board marking for service panel wall/support|
|6/23/08||329.02||Construct walls and loft - 30' yurt: wallboards||4||blocking at end of joe wall to make square end (whew! a major pain) blocking figgered, found, etc and installed for top of wallboards along P (whew! a major pain). found 2 angle cut wallboards in old scrap pile, marked down to 6 ft and installed in corner connecting joe and P. marked board for end of joe wall (rip cut)|
|6/23/08||213.24||TV loft adaptation||0.5||marked L for cutting. took out brace(s) and screws into O and joist. rescrewed into joist and nailed into floor behind where will be cut. marked add'l 2*6s for 2 joist-joist blockings. |
|6/24/08||329.02||Construct walls and loft - 30' yurt: wallboards||4.75||"got to work on joe step wallboards but argh! too thick for how floor cut, started marking and no good way to do chisel etc since raining. stopped.
measured for walls, got angle for #7 step to wall ok and annotated.
boards onto #1 n #2 steps, until began raining and back inside.
measuring, assessing and marking wallboards. dark n hard to see, stopped."|
|6/24/08||213.36||Site cleanup (general and for Cass safety)||0.25||moving boards n scraps, cleanup shoes|
|6/24/08||213.65||Electrical rough-in (30' yurt)||2||for svc panel wall: hand cut boards, started assembly and readjusting, making more cuts, screwed some parts together. am going to apply sealer on all parts before install|
|6/24/08||305||Bug control||0.25||horse fly killing session, 20 verified kills. |
|6/24/08||0||Notes||0||"very humid yet again. looked like might clear up. shower water out, but then thunder n rain storms and cloudy n dark.
brrrrrr. very cold showering.
2 days into summer and still wearing long underwear."|
|6/24/08||329.05||Loft Bathroom Windows||1.25||aspen measured/marked for chris to cut at house|
|6/25/08||329.02||Construct walls and loft - 30' yurt: wallboards||1||getting some boards onto step#3, end board marked to cut|
|6/25/08||213.5||Construct power house||2.25||finished up frame started on wkend, nailing all studs, blockings, cripple studs, watershield cut add parts|
|6/25/08||213.65||Electrical rough-in (30' yurt)||0.75||built another part for panel|
|6/25/08||305||Bug control||2||ants f in ants|
|6/25/08||305.04||Daitomaceous earth||0.5||ants evil f in ants|
|6/25/08||300.55||Woodstove, Heat & Showering '08 ||0.25||hot mid afternoon|
|6/25/08||213.68||Walls - 20' yurt: apply finish||1.25||finished 1st coat|
|6/25/08||213.71||Walls - 30' yurt: sand and finish||0.5||cleaned up parts for svc pnel wall and got coat on one side|
|6/25/08||213.24||TV loft adaptation||0.25||joist blocking|
|6/25/08||742.01||JaBoSTH: Non-Quackers||0.25||setup and shut down|
|6/26/08||213.68||Walls - 20' yurt: apply finish||5||2nd coat on all the electrical boards. much masking tape. that takes most of time, marking all out.|
|6/26/08||213.71||Walls - 30' yurt: sand and finish||0.5||rest of svc panel parts coated, used remainder on the half wall frame|
|6/26/08||0||Notes||0||"brr brr brr. cass so cold in am, has to break out hot choco maker.
cass doesnt finish cleaning and thurs eve chores until 10pm, and so....goes with a totally screaming cold shower and thinks this is bad idea. was dizzy and sick afterwards. prob some kind of temp shock."|
|6/27/08||742.01||JaBoSTH: Non-Quackers||0.75||setup, shutdown, cnc reviewing cutting and boards, getting supplies for house, weedpulling on path|
|6/27/08||213.65||Electrical rough-in (30' yurt)||2.75||building svc panel wall. argh. forgot that Y (which it attaches to) had probs and quirkiness w/plumb. oh well. aint pretty, but is in except for couple boards w/lots angles for chris to cut|
|6/27/08||213.36||Site cleanup (general and for Cass safety)||0.25||vaccuum and put paper away|
|6/27/08||213.24||TV loft adaptation||0.25||marking boards. was gonna try getting joists in, but not quite right...wait for chris|
|6/27/08||329.02||Construct walls and loft - 30' yurt: wallboards||1.5||marking of wallboards|
|6/27/08||0||Notes||0||"thanks to flight delays chris not back until 5am. tired cnc sleep few hrs before getting on with friday chores.
hot n soo sooo humid. hard to believe yest was cold enough for long underwear n sweatshirts. ugh! "|
|6/27/08||305.04||Daitomaceous earth||0.5||since not raining, cass smothers and blasts all around yurt.|
|6/27/08||305||Bug control||0.25||ants frickin ants|
|6/29/08||0||Notes||0||ant on bookcase. f-ers! argh!|
|6/12/08||213.76||Power House: build walkway/access from road||-1.5||correcting wrong task # used|
|6/12/08||213.5||Construct power house||1.5||correcting wrong task # used|
|6/30/08||305||Bug control||0.25|| |
|6/30/08||213.24||TV loft adaptation||0.75||disassembled cut L section. was going to install but ??s|
|6/30/08||329.02||Construct walls and loft - 30' yurt: wallboards||6.25||wallboards going on: onto steps, onto wall for step#7, under joe in closet.|
|6/30/08||213.5||Construct power house||0.25||nailed in studs, measured for blocking|
|6/30/08||300.55||Woodstove, Heat & Showering '08 ||0.25||water put out, trip down to get it in....turned out only meh.|
|6/30/08||742.01||JaBoSTH: Non-Quackers||0.25||setup, shut down, pulling weeds.|
|6/30/08||0||Notes||0||humid humid ugh. cass has so sooooo much to do. not all bldg. appt with health practitioner today. ends up staying up top working til 9:15 pm to try and recover some time.|
|6/28/08||0||Notes||0||chris down. tired. worn out. didnt get up on time and cass was too wiped out as well to wake up either. instead of normal AM, chris stays in bed while cass does her chores and they have brkfast. |
|6/29/08||0||Notes||0||so humid. cnc miserable. chris keeps site rag handy and gets quite dusty cutting boards. overheated cass collapses after hiking up hill too fast. chris makes shorts of his already ripping jeans. |