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YIPPEE Volume 53
January 2009

January - darn cold!



January Journal

1/1/09288.08Split and stack wood1.25 
1/1/09742.01JaBoSTH: Non-Quackers0.5 
1/2/09326.03PA temporary skirting1.25 
1/2/09310.69Snow Removal ala Chris1.5 
1/2/09742.01JaBoSTH: Non-Quackers0.5calculations for PH based on chris inventory, measuring luan in PA. possibly use luan for gen room walls and 3/8 ply for floors under metal?
1/3/090Notes0Chris' knee is all messed up. C&C hash out a 2009 schedule.
1/3/09310.96Snow Removal ala Cass0.75 
1/3/09213.503PH: walls/ceiling install0.5 
1/3/09310.69Snow Removal ala Chris0.5 
1/4/090Notes0Chris' knee still messed up. more scheduling done.
1/4/09300.45Woodstove maintenance/problems1 
1/4/09310.96Snow Removal ala Cass1.75 
1/4/09306.01Determine tasks she can do during week alone0.5 
1/4/09288.08Split and stack wood0.25 
1/4/09275.04Materials transport/inventory0.5insulation up to US
1/6/09310.96Snow Removal ala Cass0.5snow off deck (slid off roofs) and deaing with ice
1/6/09329.02Construct walls and loft - 30' yurt: wallboards0.5(or door casing, if was a sep task) measuring and marking avail stock
1/6/09213.123US: ceiling install0.5finished marking boards for ceiling. lving marking for access panel til after these installed
1/6/09742.01JaBoSTH: Non-Quackers0.25was going to do wallboards and cleaned up some then realized too cold and did deck work to move and ...no one thing 15 mins.
1/7/090Notes0cass continues doing updating and tasks for new yr
1/7/09310.96Snow Removal ala Cass2.25soaked. shoveling PA heavy snow and sleet and rain. cass takes three session to do tho, since kept getting soaked and wanted to dry jacket and shirts before heading back out. lots of spreadsheet work to do anyway
1/8/090Notes0cass continues lots of non building tasks and normal thurs stuff....argh
1/8/09310.96Snow Removal ala Cass2.5park ave (way easier than yest!) and partof deck(terribly difficult, ice under all, layers and crust and fluffy on top, ice buildup between boards up above deck, jarring).
1/9/09288.08Split and stack wood0.25 
1/9/09310.69Snow Removal ala Chris1.75 
1/9/09310.96Snow Removal ala Cass0.5 
1/9/09213.122US: insulate roof0.25last reflectix is in
1/9/09275.04Materials transport/inventory0.25 
1/10/090Notes0Chris wakes to a near-blinding shoulder pain which takes him out of commission for the day.
1/10/09288.08Split and stack wood1C&C work out getting some firewood. later chris does some one-armed splitting
1/10/09329.16Sitework Plans&Figuring2planning cabinets, electric and RF filling
1/11/09310.69Snow Removal ala Chris3park ave, plowing, and deck. running out of places to put snow. yikes!
1/11/09288.08Split and stack wood1.25 
1/11/09310.96Snow Removal ala Cass1park ave
1/11/090Notes0starts out snowy but gets sunny in the afternoon
1/12/090Notes0still not into schedule. lots of org & catchup. sunny but cold weather.
1/12/09310.96Snow Removal ala Cass3snow clearing on deck and off MLA roofs
1/13/090Notes0terrible day.cass v not-doing-good.grey dark. got too cold and due to not having lots of reasonable work(either too cold, or unsafe), did lots of 2009 org tasks in payurt. cass proud of herself for at least pushing thru org taaks
1/13/09310.96Snow Removal ala Cass1.25snow (not all ice) off MLA roofs, woodshed, boiler and US
1/14/090Notes0sunny and clear day, but terribly windy and cold. cass not-doing-good. pretty much same situation as yest.
1/14/09310.96Snow Removal ala Cass1.25snow (not much but still had to be done) off PA. didn't get up to MLA. shoveled snow off and away from sol r pole, since chris asked for thast, to pull out the hay
1/14/09742.01JaBoSTH: Non-Quackers0.25pulling various tools out of snow and into Jacque til Chris can put elsewhere.
1/15/090Notes0sunny and clear day, but quite cold again. cass bit better but still struggling with various smoke, org2009, other reg thurs tasks
1/15/09310.96Snow Removal ala Cass0.75salting entryway. and snow (not much but still had to be done) off deck
1/15/09213.36Site cleanup (general and for Cass safety)0.25various things in MLA, together for PA, and/or put away
1/15/09329.01Plumbing rough-in MLA: DWV0.25chiseling and fitting board next to sink
1/16/09288.08Split and stack wood1 
1/16/09300.45Woodstove maintenance/problems0.25 
1/16/09310.69Snow Removal ala Chris0.25 
1/17/09288.08Split and stack wood2 
1/17/09239.12Solar: source to Power House0.75 
1/17/09742.01JaBoSTH: Non-Quackers0.5 
1/17/09300.45Woodstove maintenance/problems0.75 
1/17/09213.123US: ceiling install2 
1/17/09310.96Snow Removal ala Cass1.25 
1/17/09306.02Test on safety: materials and tools0.25 
1/17/09329.02Construct walls and loft - 30' yurt: wallboards0.75 
1/17/09213.122US: insulate roof1.25yippee (cough, sneeze, blink-blink) this subtask is DONE!
1/18/09310.69Snow Removal ala Chris3.75PA, MLA, and Main Drive
1/18/09213.24TV loft adaptation0.75 
1/18/09300.52Clean sediment filter0.75 
1/18/09300.58Toilet sweating: clean&change0.25 
1/18/09306.05List of tasks for week3.75we got us a E-lec-teronik task list. spent time making a dbase on phones so we don't have to keep making weekly paper lists. this will save time on the coming weeks.
1/18/09310.96Snow Removal ala Cass1slip sliding shoveling @ PA
1/18/09213.121US: insulate/close floor1.5reflectix in the platform.
1/19/09310.69Snow Removal ala Chris1 
1/19/09213.121US: insulate/close floor1.75almost done
1/19/09300.52Clean sediment filter0.5soapy residue
1/19/09310.96Snow Removal ala Cass2.25 
1/19/09213.65Electrical rough-in (30' yurt)0.25 
1/19/09213.24TV loft adaptation1.75woohoo. progress. ready to cut
1/19/09213.36Site cleanup (general and for Cass safety)0.25 
1/19/09288.08Split and stack wood0.25 
1/19/090Notes0sunny day and "tropical" at 20! cnc getting schedule down....well, chris forgets and shows up late for snackbreak. but all is ok and orked out. byebye fun is had in afternoon and not as much site work....oh well. short sunday due to chris having to lv for long drive to work.
1/20/090Notes0Balmy! Tropical! (20F) Smoky!Stinky!(woodstove nastiness sucks for cass, pourig pouring out smoke and opts for no fire til later in day)
1/20/09310.96Snow Removal ala Cass2.5off MLA roofs, including some treacherous ice sheets that just barely missed cass as they zipped off. Also US and WS#1, also put sheet metal pcs by US away
1/21/090Notes0started sunny but no such luck that it lasted. quite cold without sun. electric boot socks seem to be duds and no help. cass gets more files n catchup work in Park Ave done. not enough time in day!!!!!!!
1/21/09310.96Snow Removal ala Cass0.5ParkAve finished up
1/21/09742.01JaBoSTH: Non-Quackers0.25fitting sink wall top and seeing where adj needed. seeing what needed in US and getting organized
1/21/09213.36Site cleanup (general and for Cass safety)0.5cleaning up various stuff laying in US, vac and new paper.
1/21/09213.123US: ceiling install0.25tools all collected & by door
1/22/090Notes0grey but lots warmer (well...comparatively...) AT&T is awful. keep showing bars and data signal and yet not letting cass connect and get some ordering done. cass realizes the take/get prep takes an hour and forgot to be taking supps all the while. greatly delayed AM. made best of it but still... and, with weird week, keeping to thurs cleaning so little site time. wouldve been good day to crank as it was "warmer"
1/22/09310.96Snow Removal ala Cass0.5enough snow overnight to require some work, just enough to be annoying
1/22/09213.123US: ceiling install2.25tools and such setup in US. boards PIA trying to shave off so they fit w/o scrapingwalls. oh well. got figured out good enough and angle part close to done
1/23/090Notes0grey and "warm" again. cass still gets cold in afternoon session, but conditions are still much more tolerable working than past weeks.
1/23/09213.123US: ceiling install4boards going up angle and three done across top. discovered joists are not even, is a royal PIA, ended up chiseling out for lowest. working under insulation, getting everywhere. sucks.
1/24/09300.45Woodstove maintenance/problems0.25outside pipe cleaning
1/24/09288.08Split and stack wood0.75 
1/24/09310.69Snow Removal ala Chris0.5Enduvtha Dr.
1/24/09213.121US: insulate/close floor1 
1/24/09329.02Construct walls and loft - 30' yurt: wallboards0.5cut aspen @ house
1/24/09666Dealing with Problems at Hellhouse, Which We Can't Get Rid of Because We're Not F'ing Done Building Yet! (DwPaHWWCGRoBWNFDBY!)1.5ice melt from roof leaking thru windowsill into 1st floor bathroom. made a drainage from aluminum foil, goes to tub.
1/24/090Notes0messed up routines (that weren't even set yet) as this is actually cnc friday. grrr :( Sun but windy and turning cold
1/24/09213.123US: ceiling install0.25finished board installed yst, got levels, got really really really frigid hurting hands n feet by time had started on this
1/24/09329.02Construct walls and loft - 30' yurt: wallboards0.75measured/marked new board sections for sink top
1/24/09213.69Construct walls and loft - 30' yurt: floorboards0.25moved ladder and got up onloft started getting fit. gtta ask chris if should get new board and shim wallboards to round out
1/24/09742.02JaBoSTH: Quackers0.25had to be done but... jeebus *#$?!j&#*! turkeys, dropping turds all over park ave. "wait til they freeze and shovel them off". so, cass did. rather that than getting on boot bottoms and into yurt. eww.
1/25/09275.04Materials transport/inventory0.25 
1/25/09310.69Snow Removal ala Chris0.75 
1/25/09329.02Construct walls and loft - 30' yurt: wallboards1 
1/25/09213.122US: insulate roof1 
1/25/09306.05List of tasks for week0.75 
1/25/09239.16Wiring: PH to MLA0.5 
1/25/09213.69Construct walls and loft - 30' yurt: floorboards0.25 
1/25/09329.02Construct walls and loft - 30' yurt: wallboards1 
1/25/09310.69Snow Removal ala Chris0.5 
1/25/09329.11Electrical: US to MLA0.25 
1/25/09213.123US: ceiling install1 
1/26/090Notes0brr brr. very cold hands n toes. stupid stove is blasting smoke, nasty. having door n dome open in below zerotemps is pretty awful. need about 2hrs a day allotted for smoke mgmnt. cass carefully balances feet over stove in attempts to warm them later in day
1/26/09213.123US: ceiling install2.25oh my gods freakin cold work. was ok to start w/sun coming in but then so cold, cass losing balance. but got almost all up. next is chiseling 2 more for north side
1/26/09329.02Construct walls and loft - 30' yurt: wallboards1aspen installing for desk electronic cabinet. v cold after only one hr. urgh
1/27/090Notes0sunny. still cold. cass can hardly feel her toes after outdoor work session. neck and jaw hurt a lot....could be some detox/reaction or...could be installing ceiling?
1/27/09213.123US: ceiling install2.25rest of short boards chiseled and instlled. measured/marked final board. the figuring for access panel boards. chose those and got measurements. have plan sketched out to implement
1/27/09329.16Sitework Plans&Figuring1.5gathering info (or starting to....) for appliances list. pretty old info. argh!
1/27/09213.19Plumbing finishing 30'0.25found pdf and did prelim look and wrote notes
1/28/090Notes0grey. dark. snow (and sleet for bit midday) all day and into evening. cass wakes to extremely sore/almost can't move neck. ack!!
1/28/09310.96Snow Removal ala Cass3.75shoveling in a blizzard/mix of a storm. had to be done in three separate sessions, kept having to come in a dry out
1/29/090Notes0sunny. too bad weather decided to get "warm" on a thursday when so much else to do, and a ton of shoveling too. cass neck/shoulders/head really sore still, but somewhat better as she is now able to lay down without excruciating pain. chris looks into turkey deterrent, as cass' request. damn birds like to socialize and shit on park ave. at house (where chris was working for day) some horses showed up and left a large dump in that driveway
1/29/09310.96Snow Removal ala Cass5still much more to do!
1/30/09310.69Snow Removal ala Chris1.25 
1/30/09213.65Electrical rough-in (30' yurt)0.25taping wires
1/30/090Notes0cnc friday stuff, pushed back, so that chris can plow.
1/30/09310.96Snow Removal ala Cass1.25more of park ave, careful not to step on turkey turds. also spreading salt on thicker ice parts
1/31/090Notes0Our neighbor and his friend skied/snowboarded through our land today. They indicated getting disoriented and not intending to come that close to PA. nevertheless, having had others violate the no tresspassing warning - with detrimental results - C&C were quite on edge. seems there was no unsafe exposure but the stress was most definitely unwelcome! The only reason there was no unsafe exposre was because we kept Cass inside! otherwise, it'd have been terrible. as it was, it was very detrimental-wrecked out site work time! they took away a good portion of our afternoon!
1/31/09275.04Materials transport/inventory0.25 
1/31/09288.08Split and stack wood1.25 
1/31/09310.69Snow Removal ala Chris5.5digging out vermoose and doing shed roofs.
1/31/09310.17Plow maintenance0.5chain fix
1/31/09300.45Woodstove maintenance/problems1 
1/31/09213.121US: insulate/close floor0.25 
1/31/09310.96Snow Removal ala Cass0.25 
1/31/09329.11Electrical: US to MLA0.25 
1/31/09329.02Construct walls and loft - 30' yurt: wallboards1.5 
1/31/09213.123US: ceiling install0.25 
1/31/09742.02JaBoSTH: Quackers1Dealing with tresspassing neighbors. Happened at end of our lunch break and cass was confined in yurt, chris had to track down and go make sure they left, then wait enough time for air to clear before he could come back in. they were right on logging path above the PA yurt
1/31/09306.05List of tasks for week0.5 
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