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YIPPEE Volume 54
February 2009

February 2008:

February 2008:

YIPPEE's Sitework Saving Super Simple Summary


This month's Summary includes only 2 things:

-What Did You Work On? (aka Sitework & Hours)

-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 pics?


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 the C's.


Sitework & Hours Feb '08


Total Hours       151.00

Q          38.25

A          112.75

B          0


Q: Quackin' Quagmire   

24.25 hrs (310.00 Winter access to worksite)      

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: wallboards) 

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' yurt))     

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 Around)    

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 MLA: supply)           

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: floorboards) 

0.25 hrs (213.71 Walls - 30' yurt: sand and finish)           

0.25 hrs (239.16 Wiring: PH to MLA)      


QUIKEE Transmissions Feb '08


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 11PM; Whew.


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 Not-So-Cold wknd."


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 arranging


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 birds away.


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 break needed!


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 Togetherness!


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 snow.


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 w/camping problems.


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! Yippee!)


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 day?


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' Non-Quacking!


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. Frustrations!


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 that day)


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 lunching too.

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!

6:58 pmBoards 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


Q} (chris - cass) * (jere + connie) / plywood + 2(saws) = clean hellouse + PH walls & floor. I always hated math but J&C added fun to house. 


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...




February Journal

2/1/09310.69Snow Removal ala Chris0.5 
2/1/09275.04Materials transport/inventory0.25 
2/1/09213.121US: insulate/close floor1.5Done!
2/1/09213.24TV loft adaptation1hatch trimmed
2/1/09213.123US: ceiling install2.5 
2/1/09213.19Plumbing finishing 30'0.75tub progress
2/1/09213.65Electrical rough-in (30' yurt)1 
2/2/090Notes0terrible -extremely terrible day
2/2/09213.123US: ceiling install1.75access panel construction done, wait for chris to install? tried installing last ceiling board but it got stuck and cracked. stopped and cleaned up. wait til feeling better to tackle
2/2/09329.02Construct walls and loft - 30' yurt: wallboards1.75wallboard scraps up along sides and front. sink cutout prob only needs 1/16-1/8 to be fine. above sink board found, installed. second one too inferior quality to install. did pantry boards instead.
2/2/09310.96Snow Removal ala Cass0.2520 yurt dome all clear, shoveled off deck. can't reach 30' to get that off
2/2/09300.45Woodstove maintenance/problems1.5creosote over night, smoke stench as well. but creosote is what caused huge delay in freezing cold morn. ran down pipe, splattered. three pans had to be cleaned, flagstone most, cass highly allergic to creosote had to clean thoroughly as could, realuminum everything, with red cold fingers (no heat until was fixed)
2/3/090Notes0lotta non-bldg work! cass tries to remain calm and recog that what she did most of day (health related, trtmnt new routine, misc tasks/calls) was important too. turkeys very close to yurt, solar panel, etc. argggghhhhh!!!!!
2/3/09329.02Construct walls and loft - 30' yurt: wallboards1.75pantry wallboards up, all that were available. hand sawing queen strikes again! (rip cut to end one wall). brrr. hands so cold.
2/4/090Notes0sunny and clear but v cold wind. turkey turds everywhere. they are shameless and not scared to be right up against park ave things. cass gets waaaaayy too cold, erroneously believes -forgets that thermometer is broken. takes quite a long time for her to get unchilled. spent as much time recovering from getting too cold, as working. arrrrgggghhhh!
2/4/09329.02Construct walls and loft - 30' yurt: wallboards1.5bathroom above sink work. screwy warped and cupped and messed up boards. extremely cold hands and toes. extremely. had to quit earlier than intended.
2/4/09213.123US: ceiling install1.75getting final board to fit, since is screwed up, doing molding there which will simultaneously be the nailed in part holding it up. cut and marked.
2/4/09239.16Wiring: PH to MLA0.25shoveling more away from path by deck
2/4/09742.02JaBoSTH: Quackers0.25Turkey Turd Removal necessary to walk back and forth doing wood/fire chores
2/5/090Notes0sunny and clear but v cold wind. turkey turds everywhere. they are shameless and not scared to be right up against park ave things. cass gets waaaaayy too cold, erroneously believes -forgets that thermometer is broken. takes quite a long time for her to get unchilled. spent as much time recovering from getting too cold, as working. arrrrgggghhhh!
2/5/09329.02Construct walls and loft - 30' yurt: wallboards0.25found good board for next part, measured and marked cutout
2/5/09213.123US: ceiling install1drilled molding, fit (had to chisel around shims) and installed. found hinges. won't work, measuring and coming up w/new ideas to present to chris
2/5/09742.02JaBoSTH: Quackers1.75In below zero temps, stooped over, scooping.scraping.scouring driveway to remove frozen turkey turds. In case wondered:Turkey turds are variety of colors: pale gravel, run-of-mill brown, deep brown, black. Some have white. Turkeys get diarrhea. Turkey Turds can be run-of-mill cylindrical or curliQs; they can be fibrous and crumble easily, or freeze nicely making scooping easy.
2/5/09306.05List of tasks for week0.5trying new procedure this wk: cass review HS db, adj and pull current, send to chris. (prob not worth sending, but updating is good, he will beam to himself fri AM)
2/6/09329.02Construct walls and loft - 30' yurt: wallboards0.75cutting and reviewing bath wall
2/6/09288.08Split and stack wood1.25 
2/6/09742.02JaBoSTH: Quackers0.25 
2/6/09213.123US: ceiling install0.25 
2/6/09323.01Rodents Under WC0.25 
2/6/090Notes0chris back 3AM. so tired. late morning and lots of adjusting to schedule. cass soo cold. 11 layers on overnight, chilled all day. hands n feet hurt pretty much all time now. living in smoke and cold and temp extremes far too many yrs: 3 here and even back at house it was cold (used to wear snowpants inside during winter)
2/6/09329.02Construct walls and loft - 30' yurt: wallboards0.75marked 2 boards for bath so chris can cut in AM. remarked circle&cutout for sink
2/7/09300.45Woodstove maintenance/problems0.25ewww, creote-cicles
2/7/09310.69Snow Removal ala Chris1.5park & main intersection, Enduvtha Drive. Chris gives the Vermoose a shot at clearing Enduvtha, with some patient backdragging it just might work
2/7/09275.04Materials transport/inventory0.25xterra to mla including a stop at PH for insulation
2/7/09329.02Construct walls and loft - 30' yurt: wallboards2.25Cass works in the "warm" (relatively…she didn’t freeze after a couple mins workig with tools) 30' yurt finding/sawing scraps for sink wall, marking boards, chris cuts some more sink parts
2/7/09288.08Split and stack wood0.5 
2/7/09213.123US: ceiling install3.5c&c work on the access panel installation. it is installed and this sub-sub-task is Done!
2/7/090Notes0weather people are not smart. was s'posed to be 'warm' today. 20 isn't warm.
2/7/09213.36Site cleanup (general and for Cass safety)0.5 
2/7/09213.2Electrical finishing 20'1.75bedroom and mudroom lightsb installed
2/7/09306.05List of tasks for week0.5 
2/8/090.00Notes0Maybe the weather people were kinda right, but one day off? Sort of warm. Driveway visible. Turkey menaces get the Chris Scare Turkey treatment. Cass records his squaaaaaakkkk (or whatever sound) for her use during week
2/8/09213.501PH: clean inside2PH walls and floor cleaned due to warm temps.
2/8/09310.69Snow Removal ala Chris1.75more moosin on ebduvtha drive
2/8/09213.36Site cleanup (general and for Cass safety)0.5stuff under US platform is now stored
2/8/09861.39Movin' Stuff Around1.5lauan/t&g flooring
2/8/09213.65Electrical rough-in (30' yurt)1.5 
2/8/09329.02Construct walls and loft - 30' yurt: wallboards2.25recutting sink parts for third time
2/8/09306.05List of tasks for week0.25 
2/9/090Notes0cass uses the recorded "Scare Turkey" at 7:05AM to get turkey to leave ParkAve. was cold AM, but then got sunny and "warm". due to snow covering dome of 30, ysterdays "warm" retained and not so bad working inside finally. too bad more food and supplies weren't packed to make a super lpng stay. had to come back and eat/stoke fire.
2/9/09329.02Construct walls and loft - 30' yurt: wallboards4.25wallboard install bathroom. sink addons done. sink top fit and installed. scraps for carving out sink circle added.
2/9/09300.45Woodstove maintenance/problems1stupid stove broke, handle that controls air intake let loose spring and bolt blasted out, cass gets face full of smoke trying to fix before realized couldn't until found the nut had to makeshift to get fire to cutback and txt w chris a lot to figure what to do, reopen to stoke and fish out nut from hot ash and makeup an aluminum foil something to keep airflow limited until can go back up top (this prob happened at night) and get tools and afford to let stove cool down enough to reassemble and fix
2/10/090Notes0grey and cold. def not "warm" as ground never unfroze and icy. trail all crusty too. inside very cold again. and dark. cass gets cold again and can't work all day up there like planned. grrr. stove smoky. stinks. cass frustrated all day long. cold. miserable.
2/10/09329.02Construct walls and loft - 30' yurt: wallboards2.25wallboards gone thru, found 2 more for pantry: cut & installed. found decent one for bathroom: cut&installed. measured and cut sink circle, testfit and then marked sink top for cutting.
2/10/09300.45Woodstove maintenance/problems0.75went thru unsafe exposure to get tools chris described, brought down, had stove cooled down enough to keep door open. struggled to figure out how it attached, then get it to screw in properly. got it. too tight. then loosened a tad. cleaned up makeshift foil stuff and creosote chips etc, restarted fire from scratch.
2/10/09213.36Site cleanup (general and for Cass safety)0.25misc in 30' - realize we need better place than loft for boards storage? or cover w/paper maybe- to keep from sunfading?
2/10/09329.16Sitework Plans&Figuring0.75took tape measure pencil and scrap to write on, snowshoed to PH, measured scraps, got info back to PA, started calcing if scraps we have can be used for floor/walls/ceiling. realized need more info: on stud/joist placement. will get tomorrow
2/11/090Notes0sunny then cloudy then kinda sun then lots of clouds and rain. but...very "warm". and a huge temp shift. over 90 in PA yurt, outside somewhere above freezing, trek up and MLA is below freezing and that's where work had to happen. once dome let go it started warming up and no toe warmers needed. and, no break needed. woohoo
2/11/09742.01JaBoSTH: Non-Quackers0.25misc getting tools, finding ph plans, shoveling fallen dome snow
2/11/09329.16Sitework Plans&Figuring2.75down to PH to take measurements for studs/joists. calcing floor. info started for getting power system. later, treked back to PH for measuring blocking and Ceiling joists which forgot 1st time.
2/11/09329.02Construct walls and loft - 30' yurt: wallboards2.25"loft wallboards that were avail are cut. working on getting bath boards figured out and marked for use. "
2/11/09213.69Construct walls and loft - 30' yurt: floorboards0.25last floorboard marked for planing at house
2/12/090Notes0grey windy and cold. rained overnight. so, not technically "cold" per winter but still cold. cass hardly slept since yurt was way overheated. terrible day for cass. not sure what caused. doesn't matter, rough going and lotsa probs. worked on tasks in PA all day, and on staying upright/doing next thing
2/12/09329.16Sitework Plans&Figuring0.75can we use luan for walls in PH? well...seems not quite enough for batt side - unless try taking another pass at it. but at least can do gen side.
2/13/09329.02Construct walls and loft - 30' yurt: wallboards1.25sink hole is cut
2/13/09275.04Materials transport/inventory0.25parts to house for routing and planing
2/13/090Notes0chris back 2AM. up at 7:30. schedule kinda kept to ok-ish. cold again, but as day progressed, seemed to get clearer skies. cass not feeling good, but gets the paperwork type work done and fri chores in PA.
2/13/09329.16Sitework Plans&Figuring2.25luan will go in gen side walls/ceiling. ply@house on both floors, and batt walls/ceiling. paint them. floor extra ureseal also. ready to take few more measurements and make cutting list for chris
2/13/09306.05List of tasks for week1.25cnc do run through and looking fwd to weekend. cass does some more work later
2/14/090Notes0C&C celebrate v-day by buikding together.
2/14/09288.08Split and stack wood1 
2/14/09213.508PH: finish roof3.25screwing in roof panels. chris falls off roof, thankfully while wearing a safety harness.
2/14/09329.02Construct walls and loft - 30' yurt: wallboards3.75marking, cutting and installing wallboards were the C's.
2/14/09213.99Plumbing rough-in MLA: supply0.75hole for sink faucet is marked & drilled. sink looks cool!
2/14/09213.65Electrical rough-in (30' yurt)3connector light wiring run thru connector roof to 20'. chris is puzzled by a missing wire in a light run. hmmmm....
2/14/09310.69Snow Removal ala Chris1.25chris makes sno-art
2/14/09306.05List of tasks for week0.5 
2/15/09275.04Materials transport/inventory0.25insulation to PH
2/15/09329.16Sitework Plans&Figuring0.5 
2/15/09213.506PH: screening soffits2.75screen in ph
2/15/09213.508PH: finish roof0.75caulk ph roof
2/15/09288.08Split and stack wood0.5 
2/15/09213.65Electrical rough-in (30' yurt)0.75rewired bath switch, worked on new circuit plan
2/15/09329.02Construct walls and loft - 30' yurt: wallboards3.25mark, cut and install more bathroom wallboards
2/15/09861.39Movin' Stuff Around0.25moving boards to make room in kitchen
2/15/09306.05List of tasks for week0.25 
2/15/09310.69Snow Removal ala Chris1.25makin progress on enduvtha dr.
2/15/090Notes0the second Outside-on-deck lunch of 2009 was had by CnC. Cold/windy but some sun and way easier,faster,less hassle than going back down to PA/fire/getting undone&redone cleanup backup! Whatever exposure at the PH cass got earlier in wk wasn’t good.
2/16/090Notes0sunny but cold air and wind. cass has phone appt w/dr - kinda like classic waiting for cable guy joke - have to be avail from 2-7. she is back in PA w/phone hooked into antenna and on edge about signal. arrgggh. has to do normal thursday tasks today and tomorrow anyway...
2/16/09329.02Construct walls and loft - 30' yurt: wallboards2.5wallboards install in bath to close sink wall all way over. final board needs some work still and can start (or measure and mark) 1st board for next wall
2/16/09329.16Sitework Plans&Figuring0.25realized can't do any part of it until take more measurements, couldn't go take those because needed to make sure had signal for 2-7p doc call.
2/17/090Notes0stress. mega. cass has soooooooooo much to do for tomorrow and in advance like all the thurs tasks. woodstove decides to be extra extra nasty and yurt smells-reeks- like a smokehouse all day long. disgusting. cass sick. not a great way to go into a trip that has high potential for sickness and debilitation. grrrr.
2/17/09329.02Construct walls and loft - 30' yurt: wallboards1.5finished getting final boards attached for sink wall and found start board, marked for doing the next wall. ready for chris to cut
2/18/090Notes0no site work today. well... wouldn't have been any except stovepipe needed cleaning and chris' computer battery froze and so he chopped firewood instead of working in AM while cass did the 1.5hrs AM chores. cnc prep and travel to dentist appt in MA. return in snowstorm. shovel path back to yurt. shower/decontam/chris gets stuff put away from trip/fire going... fire sucks. stove is awful. smoke is awful. then appt w/helen doesn't go so well. more smoke. cnc end day with over an hour of being exhausted but having to clear out smoke before tolerable enough to crash.
2/18/09300.45Woodstove maintenance/problems0.25cleaning outside pipe
2/18/09288.08Split and stack wood1.25 
2/19/090Notes0snow was heavy wet and compacted down to about 6inches or so. cass out of it in AM, chris off kilter because plan was to have him do fire and let cass sleep but given last night-and recent days- problems, didn't want to add smoke to cass' difficulties. chris works up on bed while cass does some modified AM chores. "warm" enough to skip fire til almost noon. chris ends up going to house to keep work schedule/appointment, cass accepts that this is way life goes at camp yippee and shovels/does fire after stablizing a bit first. more laying down and recovering. at least some of driveways done, more to do tomorrow but urrrrrggggghhhhhhh.....not a good place to recover for sure.
2/19/09310.96Snow Removal ala Cass1.25small session in morn just to get solar panel clear to charge and expand some of what chris did, some of park ave done
2/19/09310.69Snow Removal ala Chris0.25park ave
2/20/090Notes0C&C sleep in after a rather turbulent evening. (Cass was have a rough time) Then do best to carry on with pretty close to a normal Friday schedule, except Cass isnt expected to build - just get through her usual Friday chores
2/20/09310.69Snow Removal ala Chris1.5PA and a pathway to Xterra
2/21/09275.04Materials transport/inventory0.5stuff up to mla from Xterra
2/21/09310.69Snow Removal ala Chris4shoveling the deck with C and being attacked by a snow monster. also plowing and shoveling out trailer
2/21/09213.65Electrical rough-in (30' yurt)2wiring up DVD lines
2/21/09310.96Snow Removal ala Cass2.5shoveling the deck with C and being wrestling a snow monster
2/21/09288.08Split and stack wood0.5 
2/21/09329.16Sitework Plans&Figuring0.75tub figgerin'
2/21/09742.02JaBoSTH: Quackers0.5no snowmobiling signs up on Oregon Falls Rd
2/21/090Notes0some kinda bug is bringing chris much worn-outness and snifflies and such: draggin. Cass hurting a LOT from dental trip/detox/eposures/stuff, but pushes snow like a …well, not dragon. That would just melt it and burn the whole deck down in process. At one point, chris took a little sit-down break while cass shoveled to the sounds of redneck gunshooting and chris doing his best old-man story teller schtick, telling the tale of the winter of the unlaced boots; chris can keep a low level yammer really flowin and going and goin!
2/22/09329.16Sitework Plans&Figuring7planning, measuring for PH wall/floor cutting
2/22/090Notes0chris gets a sleep-in kinda morning to help rid the bugaroo. Cnc work on PH walls/ceiling stuff, chris goes and measures a bunch, chris helps w/some of eve chores to let cass carry on with calcs, since chris is still not assignd for work, a plan is hatched for getting ply cutting info & the luan to house (where most ply already is) so chris can cut it. the jere's offer is accepted and he's called for plan arrangements to have him help wed/stay over in PA yurt and help cnc install on thurs. chris does other work in xterra in eve during 1.5 shower chores. only one task all day; unusual but true!
2/23/090Notes0Chris mixes a morning of CIBER-work and Site-work
2/23/090Notes0cold wind. chris gets up n plows then works in xterra til snack break, loads ply in trailer, trash etc, lunch w/cass and ply cutting info, off to house for working. odd schedule, but the two c's happy to c each other
2/23/09275.04Materials transport/inventory1plywood to xtrailer for some house cutting!
2/23/09310.69Snow Removal ala Chris1.25Plowing - chain on main rear drive wheel breaks. no more traction! d'oh. at least driveway has a clear path, though not very wide.
2/23/09310.96Snow Removal ala Cass1.75oh gods, still hurting so badly, couldn't quite finish park ave
2/23/09329.16Sitework Plans&Figuring1.75PH plywood cutting list
2/24/090Notes0ugh ugh ugh. cass sooooooooooooooo bad off. so much snow. windy and cold air. brrr. door closing problem as sposd to be in single digits. fixed w/paper towel (folded and in lower section to help "lift"), but then so smoky that had to have window open anyway. grrrr.
2/24/09310.96Snow Removal ala Cass3.25cass struggles a LOT all day, just to get through the day and especially getting through so much snow shoveling. deck definitely should be 6ft higher off ground, would make it so much easier!
2/25/090Notes0cass forgot to turn on trickle last night and fell asleep with window wide open, very cold night, very cold morning. thankfully, insulation must be doing its job as the water didn't freeze. woohoo. sun ended up coming out which was nice. cass really out of it most of day, didn't get much done. finished some shoveling here and there. getting dressed and undressed for outside work worse. but was nice to be in sun for lunch chat w/chris. smoke and ash gross gross in park ave. new plan for the jere -hope he can do it. cass finally does bit of building stuff as 30' was "warm"! wanted to do more, but today is sposd to be the weeks cleaning day.
2/25/09310.96Snow Removal ala Cass1finished up shoveling, including what fell into wire paths. skipped woodshed, hope "warm" enough next day or so to release - and/or will get tomorrow
2/25/09742.01JaBoSTH: Non-Quackers0.5scraps labeled and off sink walls, cleaned up some stuff from last wall work session, couldn't get vac batt out of canister, looked &tried fitting bath half wall electrical cutout, sanded fit and marked aspen for bath window.
2/26/20090Notes0rain then cloudy and damp/cold, then sun bit here and there and when it was out, warm. Inside 30' def not warm! Much colder in there :( After getting thru morn chores, Cass started feeling like maybe could see light at end of tunnel and that finally could begin wrapping head around chores and bldg and schedule/life here. but no such luck. by time got some work up topdone was feeling quite bad. ughhhhh
2/26/2009213.36Site cleanup (general and for Cass safety)0.5various including getting lots of scraps into pantry and out of way
2/26/2009213.71Walls - 30' yurt: sand and finish0.25tried new face shield, sanded top and did little aspen pc as well
2/26/2009310.96Snow Removal ala Cass0.5raking woodshed roof since rained this am and more en route, deep snow. And hasn’t released yet
2/26/2009329.02Construct walls and loft - 30' yurt: wallboards1.5mostly working with alcove, figuring out install, marking "blocking" pcs to nail into chiseling boards to angle install and marked for chris to trim length a tad when cutting
2/27/20090Notes0late to sleep last night but fun. Chris out half hr late in am, but cnc adapt and he lvs for poocham on schedule. Gross weather, grey, "warm"ish. Past two wks may not show much, but on target for PH progress this wkend now!
39871275.04Materials transport/inventory0.5 
39871288.09Cut and store downed trees1.25 
2/27/2009306.05List of tasks for week0.25 
39871310.69Snow Removal ala Chris0.5 
39871329.02Construct walls and loft - 30' yurt: wallboards0.75 
2/27/09275.04Materials transport/inventory0.5 
2/27/09329.02Construct walls and loft - 30' yurt: wallboards0.75 
2/27/09288.09Cut and store downed trees1.25 
2/27/09310.69Snow Removal ala Chris0.5 
2/28/090Notes0Jere & Connie come down for a helping hand at house
2/28/090Notes0never - nowhere near -hahaha- yeah, right - no way it ever even approached 40. cass somehow believed sunny equals warm. and for a little while it was "warm" "enough" in 30' but not long and feeling sick and overwhelmed and got waaaay too cold. bad off badly bad off by time back to yurt to do firewood and start cold and warm up and eat something :( unhappy day. it seemed inocuous enough to begin with. sun was nice. cass originally psyched to get up top and get to work on walls but ....oh well.
2/28/09213.24TV loft adaptation1.5tried router. doesn't do what I want. used saw and drill. does what I need. router to clean up channel. one of two boards are done.
2/28/09213.36Site cleanup (general and for Cass safety)0.25scraps into pantry
2/28/09213.502PH: floor install1J&C cut floor
2/28/09213.503PH: walls/ceiling install8.5Jere & Chris cut PH walls for generator side. later, J&C cut battery side walls. then the boards are carried in and Chris seals cut edges later.
2/28/09275.04Materials transport/inventory1trailer into garage for loading up
2/28/09329.02Construct walls and loft - 30' yurt: wallboards4.25starter board in place next 2 columns marked for cutting. installed -as best could and seems crappy- the blocking for getting alcove boards in. figured out angles and how to install...was sanding them before install and ....urgh. a small speck of gravel dis-imbedded itself from bottom of one board and didn't see it before ran sander over and viola...gouge in board. looked for new and had trouble because we have next to none left. urghh. stupid wallboard work. unhappy. overwhelming (well, overwhelmed is "just" probably cass still being messed up, working alone, hungry and cold)
2/28/09666Dealing with Problems at Hellhouse, Which We Can't Get Rid of Because We're Not F'ing Done Building Yet! (DwPaHWWCGRoBWNFDBY!)1cleaning and prepping for 693.00
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