YIPPEE's Sitework Saving
Super Simple Summary
This month's Summary includes only 2 things:
-What Did You Work
On? (aka Sitework &
-How's It Going?
(aka QUIKEE Transmissions)
Gone are the days of
creatively summarizing and finding the themes of the month. Its
all about getting as much work done as possible. Not that Feb's
hours show it. We can blame that on Cassandra's dentist trip and subsequent
weeks of illness. We'd blame AT&T, but they already get a hefty portion in
our weekly YPP disclaimers!
Where are this month's
Well... (at the time of this writing) they're sitting on a computer
waiting for formatting and uploading. If you want to see pics,
the best way is to sign up for YPP...
YPP: Weekly phone-pics selection (usually 2, small in size) sent to your
email inbox. no text or description other than the
filename is included. Just the pics!
QUIKEE: A somewhat
daily short note (160 characters or less) - to your email or mobile phone -
from the C's. Email description was sent out on Feb 3rd.
Additional info on
either of these can be obtained by emailing and/or txting
Sitework & Hours Feb '08
Total Hours 151.00
24.25 hrs (310.00 Winter access to
5.00 hrs (288.08 Split and stack wood)
3.75 hrs (300.45 Woodstove maintenance/problems)
2.75 hrs (742.02 JaBoSTH: Quackers)
1.25 hrs (288.09 Cut and store downed trees)
1.00 hrs (666.00 Dealing with Problems at Hellhouse, Which We Can't Get Rid of Because
We're Not F'ing Done Building Yet! (DwPaHWWCGRoBWNFDBY!))
0.25 hrs (323.01 Rodents Under WC)
A1: MLA Ready
38.75 hrs (329.02 Construct walls and loft - 30' yurt:
16.75 hrs (329.16 Sitework Plans&Figuring)
10.75 hrs (213.12 US: ceiling install) Finished 02/07/09
8.50 hrs (213.50 PH: walls/ceiling install)
8.25 hrs (213.65 Electrical rough-in (30'
4.00 hrs (275.04 Materials transport/inventory)
4.00 hrs (213.51 PH: finish roof) Finished 02/15/09
3.50 hrs (306.00 Cass/Onsite Work)
2.75 hrs (213.51 PH: screening soffits)
2.50 hrs (213.24 TV loft adaptation)
2.00 hrs (213.36 Site cleanup (general and for Cass safety))
2.00 hrs (213.50 PH: clean inside)
1.75 hrs (213.20 Electrical finishing 20')
1.75 hrs (861.39 Movin' Stuff
1.50 hrs (213.12 US: insulate/close floor) Finished 02/01/09
1.00 hrs (213.50 PH: floor install)
0.75 hrs (213.99 Plumbing rough-in
0.75 hrs (213.19 Plumbing finishing 30')
0.75 hrs (742.01 JaBoSTH: Non-Quackers)
0.25 hrs (213.69 Construct walls and loft - 30' yurt:
0.25 hrs (213.71 Walls - 30' yurt: sand and finish)
0.25 hrs (239.16 Wiring: PH to MLA)
QUIKEE, Quack! Update
Is Keeping Everyone Engaged, began on Feb 4th. Here are the transmissions, in
chronological order, with one addition (Cass typed it up but forgot to finish
and send), and a few txt transmissions for the day Chris & C&J spent at
HH cleaning and plywood cutting/sealing.
Wed Feb 4, 2009 8:06 pm
Q} Numb toes=Stumbly downhill snowshoeing.
Cold Ouch! Broken thermometer says 20F; more like 0! Turkeys care not where they turd. C&C care!
Thu Feb 5, 2009 11:06 pm
Q} Ferocious! Frigid! Wind! After: lusciously melty choco-chips in thick warm
oatmeal, dusted w/sugar crystals. Mmm. Tasks done
Fri Feb 6, 2009 2:53 pm
Q} Chris provides temp perspective: "Cass, the house
fridge is warmer than the yurt. 40F is not warm. Let's look fwd to a
Sat Feb 7, 2009 4:04 pm
Q} all floor, wall & ceiling boards are installed in
utility shed. Many are reclaimed scraps, thanks to Cass' keen eye ;-) for
Sat Feb 7, 2009 6:40 pm
Q} Um...So why are toes&fingers
numb? Oh, of course...15F isn't warm! Technically, does qualify as
"Not-So-Cold" but we did NOT lunch outside!
Sun Feb 8, 2009 7:20 pm
Q} Nrrrwuaaagghhh! On advice of a
trusted expert, Chris deploys ScareTurkey. It echoes.
Its loud. It scares turding
Mon Feb 9, 2009 7:59 pm
Q} WAS going to be about relative warmth/progress but NOOO! Woodsmoke blast in face/broken stove. Don't ask. Cusses may
break loose again.
Wed Feb 11, 2009 10:44 pm
Q} Goody! Cass says we can do battery-room floor w/existing
scraps & sinktop's ready to cut. Too bad I can't
build a yurt from Nebraska.
Wed Feb 11, 2009 10:44 pm
Q} Tropics/Tundra: >90F in one yurt; <32F another;
somewhere between outside. Dome snow let go. Yurt warmed tad. No Thaw-Cass
Thu Feb 12, 2009 3:38 pm
Q} ATT's "less-than" svc can't handle
"less-than"# combo w/o a space. Yurt was< 32F. The >isn't
similarly restrained. Nor are <& <@ <; <: FWIW
Fri Feb 13, 2009 11:02 pm
Q} we have sink! (or, we have a HOLE for a sink, and we OWN the sink, but we
are not sinkerated just yet)
Fri Feb 13, 2009 11:35 pm
Q} Everything's put away. Two minutes
to spare for a Chill-Side jam-a-long! Friday schedule works great!
Sat Feb 14, 2009 7:47 pm
Q} XO Snow Art; Bright Red Sweatshirt; Impromptu Valentine
Haikus; Cacaos; Sunny Deck Heart Sandwiches; Tunes & Extra Building
Sun Feb 15, 2009 6:05 pm
Q} Powerhouse roof is prepped for insulating. Bathroom wall
has more boards & looks spiffy. More wires are connected. Driveway has less
Tue Feb 17, 2009 5:46 pm
Q} Reeks like a smokehouse inside PA yurt. Too much stress!
Cass tries to prep for tomorrow's excursion AND build AND cope
Sun Feb 15, 2009 7:00 pm
Q} Ratchet Strap use #523: backwoods makeshift safety
harness (This is proven effective; it saved Chris when he fell off the PH roof!
Wed Feb 18, 2009 4:13 pm
Q} Cass Survives Dentist Trip - Will Build Another Day!
Wed Feb 18, 2009 4:24 pm
Q} Driving back in snowstorm.Did
OK til end.Chris had to
carry me out to truck after.Dentist did best he could.Now to Camp & on w/recovering!
Thu Feb 19, 2009 9:18 pm
Q} Camp is not conducive to recovering, esp solo. Some shoveling.
Barely coping w stove, chores, broken door. Hopes for less
smoke to sleep.
Sat Feb 21, 2009 7:24 pm
Q} Still hurting from DentalTrip,
weary from a Virus, Our Heroes set snowshovels to
stun, plow ahead, capture & defeat SnowZilla!
Sun Feb 22, 2009 8:10 pm
Q} 1 (unexpected snowstorm) + 2 (under-the-weather C's) = 7
(hrs of planning&figgerin'). If all goes well, PH
to see signifig progress soon!
Mon Feb 23, 2009 2:33 pm
Q} When snowplow tire chain breaks for 2nd time do you a)
fix it again or b) try a new approach? Chris' answer on Wednesday...
Mon Feb 23, 2009 5:18 pm
Q} Is Wednesday AnswerDay? If
so: When-o-when will Cass stop hurting,
start being recovered and have a "normal" (and no Quacking!) site
Wed Feb 25, 2009 3:30 pm
Q} Fell asleep w/window open due to smoke; forgot trickle
too; lucky no frozen pipes/Cass! Shoveling finally done; tiny bit o'
Tue Feb 24, 2009 (would have been, if Cass hadnt forgotten to send it)
Q} Yup, deck should be 6ft higher off ground (oh yes) to accomodate snow! Paper Towel Saves The Night: helps Cass
close door/she won't freeze!
Q} Shoulda: Built deck 6ft higher
off the ground (oh yes!) to accomodate snow; not got
our hopes up and known the employer could do an about-face! Sigh...
Wed Feb 25, 2009 4:31 pm
Q} the answer you've been waiting for is: chris will repair chain as before
and hope winter ends soon!
Thu Feb 26, 2009 10:30 pm
Q} Cass thinks might be on upswing. After
3.5hrs outside, downhill again. (literally,
too, haha!) Past 2 wks site time updated.
Fri Feb 27, 2009 8:02 pm
Q} Weekend's fare is wrapped: spicy, savory, ready to eat.
Rain falls gross on snow so deep. Squash! (sluggish skeeter... fait a' complete!)
Sat Feb 28, 2009 7:31 pm
Q} In Unusual Solo Sat, Cass tries long work session/got
overly cold. Barely 20F. Alcove board install almost
set, except to find a new board
Sat Feb 28, 2009 (not QUIKEEs, but
some txts from Chris to Cass, re: progress at house
8:51 am I have already sliced thru my thumb. Thankfully only surface cut. The J&C are decontaminatin' and I am prepping the garage.
10:20 am cutting with the Jere!
10:46 am connie
n jere. Connie says "haiiii
Caass". Cold in the carhole. Warm inside. Connie listenin to staind via ipod.
1:10 pm hey u. Luan is cut. We is
1:18 pm house looks much cleaner!
1:56 pm bedroom before last plywood removed!
2:43 pm Floor is cut
3:06 pm Ply is out
4:05 pm connie
+ scrubberthingy = holy clean sink!
5:20 pm last board is cut!
inside for sealing. C&J are changing to head home
7:11 pm Been a real long time since
I sealed in house. Ugh. .
8:42 pm plywood
10:54 pm One of tv
loft boards is done.
Sat Feb 28, 2009 8:47 pm
- cass) * (jere + connie) / plywood + 2(saws) = clean hellouse
+ PH walls & floor. I always hated math but J&C added fun to
And so...February Ends, with Chris sleeping at Po-O-Cham hellhouse
on an air mattress, Cass on the Park
Ave loft bed, both wiped out -albeit for different
reasons. Tomorrow begins another month. Only four months to go and... many, many, many hours of site work...