Saving Super Simple Summary
This month's Summary again includes only 2 things:
-What Did You Work On? (aka
-How's It Going? (aka QUIKEE
Sitework Hours March
Between C and C and The Jere (who showed up to help on two
separate occassions), the following work was done this month:
Total Hours 206.5
Q: Quackin' Quagmire
14.00 hrs (310.00 Winter access to
7.50 hrs (288.08 Split and stack wood)
6.25 hrs (300.45 Woodstove maintenance/problems)
2.00 hrs (305.00 Bug control)
0.75 hrs (742.02 JaBoSTH: Quackers)
0.50 hrs (545.00 YIDDEE HSODIF)
0.50 hrs (330.00 Leaf Removal)
A1: MLA Ready
64.50 hrs (329.02 Construct walls and loft - 30' yurt:
19.25 hrs (329.16 Sitework Plans&Figuring)
11.75 hrs (213.50 PH: walls/ceiling install) Finished 03/14/09
10.25 hrs (213.24 TV loft adaptation)
9.75 hrs (213.69 Construct walls and loft - 30' yurt:
9.75 hrs (213.13 US: sand walls/floor/ceiling) Finished 03/15/09
8.00 hrs (275.04 Materials transport/inventory)
7.75 hrs (213.65 Electrical rough-in (30'
7.25 hrs (213.36 Site cleanup)
6.25 hrs (306.00 Cass/Onsite Work)
3.25 hrs (213.50 PH: floor install) Finished 03/08/09
3.25 hrs (213.50 PH: insulate walls/ceiling)
3.00 hrs (213.70 Construct walls and loft - 30' yurt:
2.25 hrs (329.11 Electrical: US to MLA)
2.25 hrs (213.89 MLA Platforms: install reflectix)
1.50 hrs (213.51 PH: screening soffits) Finished 03/07/09
1.25 hrs (213.50 PH: clean inside) Finished 03/01/09
1.25 hrs (742.01 JaBoSTH: Non-Quackers)
1.00 hrs (301.00 Organize shed)
1.00 hrs (213.71 Walls - 30' yurt: sand and finish)
0.25 hrs (239.16 Wiring: PH to MLA)
0.25 hrs (213.06 Deck: railing posts (cut, sanded and
QUIKEE: Quack! Update
Is Keeping Everyone Engaged Here are the
transmissions, in chronological order:
Sun Mar 1, 2009 7:36 pm
Q}Vermoose: Bungee cords
"repair" chain, but can't fix non-existent brakes. Fingers crossed
that the 8-12 of snow is equally non-existent.
Sun Mar 1, 2009 7:43 pm
Q} Chris, "I can plow without brakes". "No,
you can't." "Wanna bet?" "On our driveway(dubious
eyebrow...)?" "Sure, I can. I just can't stop."
Mon Mar 2, 2009 7:50 pm
Q}Crab Sidle? A low-to-ground
QiGong Shoveling Dance? No! Tis Cass changing angle of shovel to avoid
nonstop-jarring from frost heaved gravel
Mon Mar 2, 2009 9:08 pm
Q} chris spends a windy nite @
Hellhouse in order to progress on sealing powerhouse floor/wallboards.
Tue Mar 3, 2009 8:43 pm
Q}Whipped snowscape sparkles in sun
whose warmth is withheld by Wicked Wind! Conscientious Cass combats Cold until
crumbles. PH feels safer?
Tue Mar 3, 2009 8:57 pm
Q} Chris does last round of PH plywood sealing at Hellhouse
before heading back to Camp YIPPEE.
Wed Mar 4, 2009 11:26 pm
Q}Much gets done when Chris works
local! Yippee! Do we dare say Cass..could..be..nearly..re..cov Er... Nah. Too
precarious w/conditions here.
Fri Mar 6, 2009 8:05 pm
Q}Spring sneaks Winter a kiss hot enough to melt...well, to
melt the PA snow down to...oh, alright, 42F isn't "hot", but snow's
down to 3ft.
Fri Mar 6, 2009 8:12 pm
Q}Yeah...But that warmth 'tis NO
help today w/all our Fri indoor tasks. But hey, no plowing req'd! And looking
fwd to a good weekend!
Sat Mar 7, 2009 11:09 pm
water music provided by downhill snowmelt.Rainy Nite's Hammering by
Sat Mar 7, 2009 11:23 pm
Q} "Ain't nothing wrong with a little
corn bread. Now, leave me alone so I can go pound some nails."
Sun Mar 8, 2009 9:19 am
Q}Chris doesn't believe clock; gets
up hr later. Or, on time? What time is it? Well, we're
not getting That Hour back til after July 1st...
Sun Mar 8, 2009 10:31 pm
Q} who put the bang in the bang-shoo-bang-a-lang? why, Jere, of course, banging nails in the PowerHouse like
he lost an hour somewhere...
Mon Mar 9, 2009 7:34 pm
Q} 8=Inches of snow atop sleety ice layer on spongy ParkAve
ground. 50=Sitework Hours last week. 0=HD wallboards. 6=letters to spell
Tue Mar 10, 2009 6:26 pm
involve removal. Of two, greatly prefer Shoveling. Snow doesn't end up in
eyes/nose/skin/clothes. Such nasty task.
Thu Mar 12, 2009 6:06 pm
Q}Not enough tasks for wk! Sanding
dust: lungs, eyes, skin? No crazy Cass-traption protects all 3. Lungs chosen. Others suffer. Cass resigns.
Thu Mar 12, 2009 7:57 pm
Q}Return of Jere planned. Cass says
"Good news is: gained 15.5hrs on PH floor & screening installs. Seems
we'll gain bit w/PH walls&ceiling"!
Fri Mar 13, 2009 10:43 pm
Q}Get done, get done! ChriSands a
bit,"Yea, That Sucks" CasStaples:reflectix
install MLA begun. Wallboards onsite! Fri tasks still going...
Fri Mar 13, 2009 11:56 pm
Q}how many people d'ya know who
make wordplay of gerunds on a friday evening while finishing camp yippee tasks?
you know at least two!
Sat Mar 14, 2009 10:07 pm
Q} Jere: "Shed is 82% more organized than it was; PH
floor has 72% less blue fuzzies than earlier; My socks
are 38% less wet than last wkend"
Sat Mar 14, 2009 10:15 pm
Q}Chris says "Jere was 100%
Jere. Enduvtha Drive
80% shoveled. What % decent were wallboards Cass?" Not
very. But 5hrs later, they're marked.
Sun Mar 15, 2009 5:18 pm
Q} CassTasks are once again piled high... higher than Bubba The Snowpile's backwood cousins who still loom high above
the back deck
Sun Mar 15, 2009 11:34 pm
Q} Last "normal" weekend before July 1... But we Won't Panic! Got our towel, big enough for
two. Wrap us a hug, and grab me those blinders.
Tue Mar 17, 2009 9:16 pm
Q}Let's END the snowshoeing! Cass'
part of end of Enduvtha Dr
is shoveled/drying. Vermoose move soon? Warm=more
Wed Mar 18, 2009 10:03 pm
Q}Trust me, it rolls right off the
tongue! Gogé bugé - [GOH . jee . buh . jee]: adj. 1)
slang term meaning 'gotta get built - good enough'
Wed Mar 18, 2009 10:04 pm
Q}The Gogé Bugé approach ain't as
easy as it...well, doesn't look. But, add in perseverance & long day and
there's good Pantry wall progress.
Thu Mar 19, 2009 8:37 pm
Q}32 wallboards, door casing,
moulding, a possible work'round for lack of aspen, svc panel door hinges and
opener. No partridge or pear tree.
Thu Mar 19, 2009 9:41 pm
Q}Meanwhile back at camp... (where the partridges, pears & trees roam free!) Cass
combats: cold; creosote-splatter; catching up from Mon-Wed.
Fri Mar 20, 2009 5:18 pm
Q} Vermoose moves up! In place to plow snow that
SPRINGSHALLNOTBRING! 1st 2009 snowshoe-free Cass MLAtrek. Preps last nite =
more bldg in AM!
Fri Mar 20, 2009 8:28 pm
Q} chris does
moldy...errr...MOULDING work at hellhouse and furthers the pursuit of a
Sat Mar 21, 2009 8:34 pm
Q}Jumped gun having Cass use
driveway. Cold temps good for moderating melt/runoff but, well... Its COLD! Weird schedule (weirder than usual)
Sun Mar 22, 2009 10:49 pm
Clouds spit white flecks
Bitty Blizzard blew in-blustery-blew off
Pantry walls up
Mon Mar 23, 2009 6:41 pm
Q}REEKS in here! Woodstove so
Wicked & Wrong; too many hrs in smoke&creosote air! Can't not use;
still Winter. Is too! Below20F
Wed Mar 25, 2009 1:13 pm
Q}Very unlucky! Finally above
freezing & wind died down BUT its Thurs (is too! Weird schedule,
remember?): so many non-bldg chorestocramin
Wed Mar 25, 2009 4:56 pm
Q} Chris gets a double-happy, first seeing pic of Cass
completed loft wall work, second getting on 5-hrs-earlier-arrival flight. YIPPEE!
Thu Mar 26, 2009 11:07 pm
Q}CnC reconnect and struggle thru
sitework on a soggy (rainy) (pSuedo) Saturday in YIPPEE-Land. Chris is happy
w/small progresses forward.
Fri Mar 27, 2009 9:56 pm
Q}Zoom! From 0-60 in 2.8 seconds
flat! (or... 20F-60F in 28hrs) Now back down to 36F.
Now its Saturday. No... Friday! What a messed up week!
Sat Mar 28, 2009 8:36 pm
Q}Bubba's outback cousins now BELOW
deck level (6",7"& 9")! New stovepipe helps. R-Moose parts
considered for art. More progress on LoftFloor
Sat Mar 28, 2009 8:55 pm
Q} had Chris (me) avoided miscutting the loft floor would
have had much more progress. D'oh!
Sun Mar 29, 2009 5:05 pm
Q}Off-kilter, phone-forgotten *2,
rainy, COLD day. Electric wiring/Floor remark/Hatch mockup. Finally
got groove on. Time for Chris to leave.
Mon Mar 30, 2009 3:04 pm
Q}Sure, below freezing's good for
moderating melt/erosion. But SO MUCH on-hold due to lack of
adequate temps. Feeling the freakin' pressure!
Tue Mar 31, 2009 8:14 pm
Q}Creosote Hell Continues,
Horrid&Harmful. Caused AM delay, Nasty Now. Ditch MLA-US half dug. Snow
moved for rest. Desk windows install done.