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YIPPEE Volume 52
December 2008

December...buncha stuff happened.



December Journal

12/1/080Notes0warmish. gross. rainy mess on snow. shoveling chores. sun wanted to shine thru. did by chris in keene, not by cass. sky cleared in afternoon way too late. cass goes back to pa early, eats and intends to make phonecalls (org health stuff) but gets busy with pa chores like fire and forgets that places not open past 5! ack! too late n dark to go back uptop. stays in pa and does other chores
12/1/08310.05Shovel: Park to Main0.75 
12/1/08310.01Keep deck cleared0.5 
12/1/08213.36Site cleanup (general and for Cass safety)0.5 
12/1/08329.02Construct walls and loft - 30' yurt: wallboards0.5reviewing and marking remaining set of inferior boards
12/1/08213.12Utility shed built0.25reviewing and marking remaining set of inferior boards
12/2/080Notes0not too bad. some cloudy sun. cass still has calls to make and stays in pa in afternoon doin' stuff there
12/2/08213.94Kitchen Cabinets: Installation0.5takingmeasurement and making notes
12/2/08213.36Site cleanup (general and for Cass safety)0.75cleanup paper, boards, vac etc
12/2/08329.02Construct walls and loft - 30' yurt: wallboards1.25some of sawing was for pantry. also, went to ph to get nails and installed for half wall. realized cant do bath wall til old blocking out
12/2/08213.12Utility shed built0.75sawing boards, org and in shed
12/2/08329.05Loft Bathroom Windows0.25taking out cracked aspen
12/3/08213.12Utility shed built3.75cleanup and then getting boards up on wall with pipes. thank goodness molding will go up. pipes pia to work around
12/3/080Notes0sun! and not extreme cold. cass still has calls to make for health scheduling stuff. doesnt go back up top after warming and fire making break
12/3/08742.01JaBoSTH: Non-Quackers0.25chatting w chris re his findings at bath place and what needs to be done on my end
12/5/08288.08Split and stack wood0.25 
12/5/08742.02JaBoSTH: Quackers2Jacque is nearly done
12/6/08742.02JaBoSTH: Quackers0.5Jacque le Shacque est trés bon!
12/6/08288.08Split and stack wood0.5 
12/6/08310.13Plow Main Drive/Oregon0.5we have a plan. it sucks, but it is a plan
12/6/08861.39Movin' Stuff Around0.5 
12/6/08329.01Plumbing rough-in MLA: DWV0.75 
12/6/08213.94Kitchen Cabinets: Installation0.5 
12/7/08310.13Plow Main Drive/Oregon0.5prepping driveway by removing solar lights
12/7/08288.08Split and stack wood1.25 
12/7/08329.01Plumbing rough-in MLA: DWV1ready to find our tub are we! also making process on sink
12/7/08288.09#N/A0.5more moving of old dead wood
12/7/08861.39Movin' Stuff Around1shelf out of pantry
12/7/08213.94Kitchen Cabinets: Installation2.75design plan in progress
12/7/08213.12Utility shed built0.25moulding decided
12/7/08310.05Shovel: Park to Main0.25 
12/8/080Notes0"very cold. 2F this am. shower pan frozen. got up to around 12F midday. water almost froze when cass mistakenly thought she could turn off trickle since was sunny. nope. not this yr. pipes not in sun. scary moment a short while later as pipes sputtered. hadnt been even an hour, so the trickle started back up and the broke free. whew. cass not feeling good at all from cnc mistakenly exposing to blank printed cards last night, and cold, and bunch of other allergic type reactions. "
12/8/08310.05Shovel: Park to Main0.5 
12/8/08310.01Keep deck cleared0.5takes longer to get dressed up and out, get undone and back in and warm up, than getting any work done. grrr.
12/8/08213.12Utility shed built1.25way too frickin cold. when started losing balance and stumbling did one more wallboard and got downhill
12/9/080Notes0another cold night. but "warm" day...it might have gotten up to 32! snow happened. light powdery. another frozen water supply scare. this time was the toilet line. the sink line trickle stayed just fine, but branch off to toilet got a minor freeze up -until sun hit that area midday and it broke free. whew. cass feeling better but between shoveling and many preps for tomorrows excursion, not lots of bldg time
12/9/08310.05Shovel: Park to Main1.25 
12/9/08310.01Keep deck cleared0.5 
12/9/08213.12Utility shed built1.25apparently was worse off last night than knew. saw and board left on deck. they got covered in snow. last wall nearing finish for wallboard install
12/10/08288.08Split and stack wood0.5 
12/11/08288.08Split and stack wood1 
12/12/080Notes0post ice storm cleanup, called NH neighbor to find out power was out and likely not back for a few days, so we postponed Friday tasks.
12/12/08288.08Split and stack wood0.5 
12/12/08545.03YIDDEE HSODIF: Emergency Repair0.75 
12/12/08310.13Plow Main Drive/Oregon0.75 
12/12/08310.01Keep deck cleared1.25deck is crusty
12/12/08288.09#N/A1.25tree on driveway becomes firewood in shed
12/13/08666Dealing with Problems at Hellhouse, Which We Can't Get Rid of Because We're Not F'ing Done Building Yet! (DwPaHWWCGRoBWNFDBY!)2 
12/13/08310.01Keep deck cleared0.5 
12/13/08213.12Utility shed built1 
12/13/08300.48Get water flowing again1fixing leaky pipe from earlier repairs
12/13/08213.5Construct power house1.5cleaned up prepping for next step
12/14/08329.01Plumbing rough-in MLA: DWV0.5cut template for sink install
12/14/08213.12Utility shed built4cut floorboard (d'oh, too short) and work on wallboards. access panel is done.
12/14/08310.01Keep deck cleared1.25 
12/14/08742.02JaBoSTH: Quackers0.75take down awnings on 20'
12/14/08213.86Radiant flooring US: fins installed1 
12/15/080Notes0Chris is onsite working due to aftermath of ice storm
12/15/08742.02JaBoSTH: Quackers0.25strapping down window flaps
12/15/08213.24TV loft adaptation0.25 
12/15/08213.86Radiant flooring US: fins installed1.25this task is DONE!
12/15/08666Dealing with Problems at Hellhouse, Which We Can't Get Rid of Because We're Not F'ing Done Building Yet! (DwPaHWWCGRoBWNFDBY!)4.25still no power. Cass resorts to hand washing of unmentionables.
12/15/08213.12Utility shed built1 
12/16/080Notes0no house power yet
12/16/08213.36Site cleanup (general and for Cass safety)0.5 
12/17/08310.69Chris removes snow3.25park, mla and main get a shoveling
12/17/08310.96Cass removes snow2.75mla and park ave
12/17/08666Dealing with Problems at Hellhouse, Which We Can't Get Rid of Because We're Not F'ing Done Building Yet! (DwPaHWWCGRoBWNFDBY!)3.5still no house power
12/17/08288.08Split and stack wood0.5 
12/18/08310.69Chris removes snow0.75mla. crivens, plow battery is a dud!
12/18/08742.02JaBoSTH: Quackers0.25 
12/18/08213.12Utility shed built4more work on screen stapling. started soffit marking
12/18/08288.08Split and stack wood0.5 
12/18/08213.36Site cleanup (general and for Cass safety)0.25 
12/18/08288.09#N/A0.25no more log pile in front of WS2
12/19/08310.69Chris removes snow2 
12/19/08310.96Cass removes snow1 
12/19/08288.08Split and stack wood0.5 
12/19/08666Dealing with Problems at Hellhouse, Which We Can't Get Rid of Because We're Not F'ing Done Building Yet! (DwPaHWWCGRoBWNFDBY!)3 
12/20/08310.96Cass removes snow4 
12/20/08310.69Chris removes snow5.25 
12/20/08666Dealing with Problems at Hellhouse, Which We Can't Get Rid of Because We're Not F'ing Done Building Yet! (DwPaHWWCGRoBWNFDBY!)2 
12/21/08310.69Chris removes snow5.57:24 am, the vermoose roars to life. then sputters and demands 10 minutes of restarting and kanoodling to keep it going. but, it plows as expected. the driveway gets cleared up to gippee but enduvtha drive needs to be shoveled first, ol' vmoose can't get thru the snow to climb it
12/21/08310.96Cass removes snow2 
12/21/08666Dealing with Problems at Hellhouse, Which We Can't Get Rid of Because We're Not F'ing Done Building Yet! (DwPaHWWCGRoBWNFDBY!)1.5 
12/21/08288.08Split and stack wood0.5 
12/22/08310.69Chris removes snow0.75plowaroo
12/22/080Notes0sun. cold. the Plow Decision sucks for getting up & down for site work. trudged thru the deep snow, snowshoe broken - never fixed from last yr. Chris works at house, doing catchup from power outage as well: finally got to go grocery shopping and do laundry. shaves too!
12/22/08310.96Cass removes snow3.5park ave, deck, woodshed. was going to start raking yurt roofs but wouldn't have time to clear that off deck so on hold til tomorrow am
12/22/08742.01JaBoSTH: Non-Quackers0.25measuring for PH and US supplies
12/23/080Notes0sunny and very nicely quiet. nice, kind of day that makes us think this was right place. cass has lotsa catchup from power outage; chris had got good start on catchup yesterday.
12/23/08310.96Cass removes snow2.75raking off yurt roofs and shoveling off deck.
12/23/08742.01JaBoSTH: Non-Quackers0.5calcs based on measurements: for PH and US wallboard supplies
12/23/08306.01Determine tasks she can do during week alone0.25not sure what to work on, floundering. cold and dark in mla yurts. tools, metals, out of nails, down in pa: review task list and update
12/24/08666Dealing with Problems at Hellhouse, Which We Can't Get Rid of Because We're Not F'ing Done Building Yet! (DwPaHWWCGRoBWNFDBY!)1snow raking the roof.
12/24/080Notes0so...one night ago it was 2F and PA toilet supply line froze up, it is now 45. freakin' 45 and rainy grossness. cass stays down in PA doing lotta catchup and cleaning today instead of tomorrow, so c&c can do site work. chris left early for day o working at house. and catchup from power outage (packages and more laundry)
12/24/08310.96Cass removes snow1snowed a coupla inches overnight before warming up to ice and sleet. eventually turned to rain. but amidst the icy portion, shoveled Park Ave. Am skipping MLA.
12/25/08310.69Chris removes snow0.5chris test out the new 'pusher' shovel and uncovers Mr Phil Pyle,
12/25/08288.08Split and stack wood0.75 
12/25/08306.01Determine tasks she can do during week alone0.25 
12/25/08275.04Materials transport/inventory0.25 
12/25/08310.96Cass removes snow0.5mla
12/25/08213.12Utility shed built5stapling screen and sketching on soffit stock. reflectix stapling
12/25/080Notes0c&c celebrate by having a "normal" schedule of building. nice to have a reasonable day for temps with dry and sun. chris jaw still sore, soft foods. cass treats him to tater soup.
12/26/08226.33Shutdown GIPPEE0.5chris got all that could be got out of the snowy wreck of the bathtent.
12/26/08310.69Chris removes snow0.25working on enduvatha drive
12/26/08213.12Utility shed built0.5reflectix and insulation
12/26/08275.04Materials transport/inventory1casing carried down for return. chains on for hauling up
12/26/080Notes0wanted to do stovepipe and cut back fire, but will be more time on sunday. chris does small clean of outside pipe. cass empties ash and restarts fire after chris lvs for fri chores. cnc have a pleasant time before, tempted to take a nap too. can't even have choco together since chris' jaw still hurting.
12/26/08310.96Cass removes snow0.25shoveled around where footing will be for solar rack
12/26/08742.01JaBoSTH: Non-Quackers0.5marking boards for sink top board, new window aspen board
12/26/08329.02Construct walls and loft - 30' yurt: wallboards0.5marking aspen for windows by desk
12/27/08275.04Materials transport/inventory1.5 
12/27/08239.12Solar: source to Power House5.75digging hole for solar rack pole. it won't work where planned as its too wet. Consulting the Sheckie leads to picking a different spot. Chris does a late night exploratory dig and thinks the new spot is likely to work.
12/28/08239.12Solar: source to Power House10.75New hole dug. Cass slops the old hole back to 'filled'. Pole is cemented in place and prepared for curing in cold temps
12/28/08275.04Materials transport/inventory0.5trailer cleaned up and chains offa the Xterra.
12/29/080Notes0grey gross. cass really not well thanks to yesterdays work. sick. struggle.
12/29/08213.36Site cleanup (general and for Cass safety)0.75cleaning up inside and cass' clothes from the cement and mud work/dusty and nasty everywhere
12/29/08239.12Solar: source to Power House0.75shoveled spot and relocated in-use solar panel since new pole blocks
12/30/08288.08Split and stack wood0.5 
12/30/080Notes0sunny and extremely windy
12/30/08310.96Cass removes snow0.5not much, but did path to wood and all of deck
12/30/08329.02Construct walls and loft - 30' yurt: wallboards0.25marking aspen for windows by desk
12/30/08213.12Utility shed built1measuring boards for US ceiling. handcut one starter to see exact measure
12/31/08310.96Cass removes snow2.5a foot of snow. didn't get off roofs, too much else to do today
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