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YIPPEE Volume 55
March 2009

March 2009:

March 2009:

YIPPEE's Sitework Saving Super Simple Summary


This month's Summary again includes only 2 things:

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

-How's It Going? (aka QUIKEE Transmissions)


Sitework Hours March '08


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          31.5

A          174.75

B          0.25


Q: Quackin' Quagmire   

14.00 hrs (310.00 Winter access to worksite)      

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: wallboards) 

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: floorboards) 

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' yurt))     

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: mouldings)   

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)      


B: Finish          

0.25 hrs (213.06 Deck: railing posts (cut, sanded and stained))   


QUIKEE Transmissions March '08


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


Q}Hot/sunny.Cloudy/Cool.Rainy.Jere/Chris:PH.Cass:30'.Gurgling water music provided by downhill snowmelt.Rainy Nite's Hammering by Jere&Chris


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 BooHoo!


Tue Mar 10, 2009 6:26 pm


Q}Shoveling&Sanding. Both 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 sitework =morecrammingtofitin


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 suitable tub.


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

Creosote Stinks


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 w/WickedWind.


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.



March Journal

Date Task-No Task-Name Time Text
3/1/09 0 Notes 0 Chris returns from Hellhouse without speeding...much.
3/1/09 213.36 Site cleanup (general and for Cass safety) 0.25  
3/1/09 213.501 PH: clean inside 1.25 clean for mold with bleach
3/2/09 213.502 PH: floor install 0.25 sealing @ house
3/2/09 213.503 PH: walls/ceiling install 1.25 sealing @ house
3/3/09 213.503 PH: walls/ceiling install 1 sealing @ house
3/6/09 213.506 PH: screening soffits 1 north side is done
3/1/09 275.04 Materials transport/inventory 0.25 Stuff from PH to Shed
3/1/09 288.08 Split and stack wood 1.5  
3/1/09 300.45 Woodstove maintenance/problems 1  
3/6/09 300.45 Woodstove maintenance/problems 0.25  
3/1/09 306.05 List of tasks for week 0.75  
3/1/09 310.17 Plow maintenance 0.5 Fixing the broken chain. up next...fixing the missing brakes.
3/1/09 329.02 Construct walls and loft - 30' yurt: wallboards 2.25 Chris cuts wallboards (some late night by headlamp) and Cass installs 'em. Cass works on "z" wall and alcove
3/4/09 329.02 Construct walls and loft - 30' yurt: wallboards 0.25 Chris cuts a board and moves a sink before heading to work.
3/6/09 329.02 Construct walls and loft - 30' yurt: wallboards 1  
3/7/09 0 Notes 0 The Jere returns!
3/7/09 275.04 Materials transport/inventory 4.25 ph stuff from house
3/7/09 213.506 PH: screening soffits 0.5 screens are up
3/7/09 213.502 PH: floor install 2.25 genertor side installed after some adjusting cuts. battery side started but needs adjusting
3/7/09 213.503 #N/A 4.75 generator side walls insulated and mostly installed. inner wall is all closed up.
3/7/09 329.02 Construct walls and loft - 30' yurt: wallboards 2  
3/7/09 329.16 Sitework Plans&Figuring 1.25  
3/7/09 213.36 Site cleanup (general and for Cass safety) 1  
3/8/09 0 Notes 0 jere braves daylight savings in a new sleeping pod (in the PA yurt)to have another day on site. warm temps bring on melting and driveway damage. sinkholes return.
3/8/09 213.502 PH: floor install 0.75 the floor is in
3/8/09 213.503 #N/A 3.75 walls in battery room start going up
3/8/09 213.504 PH: insulate walls/ceiling 2.25 angled roof part is installed.
3/8/09 213.36 Site cleanup (general and for Cass safety) 0.5  
3/8/09 329.16 Sitework Plans&Figuring 0.5  
3/8/09 329.02 Construct walls and loft - 30' yurt: wallboards 0.5  
3/8/09 213.127 US: sand walls/floor/ceiling 1.75 cass sands
3/8/09 306.05 List of tasks for week 1  
3/8/09 288.08 Split and stack wood 1.5  
3/2/09 0 Notes 0 cnc have a very warm night. stupid stove. contrast: twas a bitter cold strong windy day. ouch ouch windburn skin/red and hurting fingers result in lots of dropping things while trying to work/toes and fingers not helped so much by the warmers. feet kind of ok for a while. snow didn't amount to lots even tho was snowing most all day long and blowing a lot. PA snowbank is 12F at 6pm when cass gets back to yurt and has to deal with nasty smoke stench and stoking/firewood chores with hurting fingers. grrrr.... afraid to even say ...could upswing be finally happening?
3/3/09 0 Notes 0 extremely windy, cold wind, painful. sunny, but didn't do anything for warmth. cass very very cold again, shaky/dexterity loss/ugggggghhhhhhhhh. cass isn't sure - kinda wants to say is finally "over" the dentist trip and all materials used in procedure. but...kinda nervous to say so. getting that cold takes while to recover from. ugh ugh ugh.
3/4/09 0 Notes 0 still windy, sunny but quite cold. cass stays up on deck for lunch chat w/chris, doesn't stay up at mla too long in afternoon due to cold, can't do PH yet because still no reply from helen... have to lv another msg. late on evening tasks due to getting wrapped up in tub stuff.
3/5/09 0 Notes 0 lots less wind. still quite cold. but able to be outside without getting overly cold, midday at least. lots of other problems today. helen finally calls back. no direct answer on moldiness of PH, but says cass is "not allergic" to anything in there. cnc .....frustrated. cass doesn't get reply in enough time to doing anything in PH today, reg thurs chores taking up time. cass also very bad off in AM, extremely shaky and fire big probs, screen door and reg door prob, phone a prob, sigh sigh sigh
3/6/09 0 Notes 0 cnc up late last night/early AM chatting, catching up. nice to have a fairly decent thurs eve arrival time for chris (10:30PM). "warm" temps woulda been nice earlier in week when was freezing and had time to do site work. geez! what is it with these warm fridays. tomorrow n sun hopefully nice. preps for the Jere's visit done. smells emitting from chock-full-o-goodies cooler in eve are delicious. ladybugs attack!!!! ack!
3/3/09 213.36 Site cleanup (general and for Cass safety) 1.75 3 vac batts used. lotsa stuff put away, scraps relocated/cut for burning, lotsa cleanup
3/5/09 213.36 Site cleanup (general and for Cass safety) 0.25 scraps and such
3/3/09 306.02 Test on safety: materials and tools 0.25 PH interior: hope so. felt cleaner but Helen to test and we'll see..... would be good so can do work there before weekend
3/4/09 306.05 List of tasks for week 0.25  
3/2/09 310.96 Snow Removal ala Cass 1.5 crab sidle, new fangled low to ground tai chi shovel method, not sure what to call it but thanks to ups and downs, gravel frost heaving means mega jarring and only way to stop is to change angle, make shovel handle only like a foot-and-half off ground which mean stooping badly or crouching in squat position and rocking/moving along that way
3/3/09 310.96 Snow Removal ala Cass 1.25 park ave (turkey turds too, urgh!), a little bit by PH, deck
3/2/09 329.02 Construct walls and loft - 30' yurt: wallboards 2.5 Zwall boards up so far, had to find/mark/handcut one replacement because it was thinner than board below window and wouldve left a gap. marked next window cutout. finished fitting the alcove boards, tacking in spacers and screwing them in.
3/3/09 329.02 Construct walls and loft - 30' yurt: wallboards 0.75 marked for box around desk electrical outlet in cubby. started working on svc panel walls: template/tried finding pine but none large enough, gonna do 3 wallboards. was getting too cold n loss dexterity etc
3/4/09 329.02 Construct walls and loft - 30' yurt: wallboards 2.25 pc chris cut fingled and fit then installed. measured and marked 3 next boards. uninstalled Z board had called a starter when we thought walls would go other direction. svc panel pcs, pine for top and door? marked one for end.
3/2/09 329.16 Sitework Plans&Figuring 1 tub stuff. got measurements and gonna do a paper to layout and see if like rounded or squarish better
3/3/09 329.16 Sitework Plans&Figuring 0.25 paper measured out/ripped, for looking at tub sizing.
3/4/09 329.16 Sitework Plans&Figuring 2.5 tub and shower ring
3/5/09 329.16 Sitework Plans&Figuring 1.5 more on tub and shower ring. figuring out where kitchen cab left so could get paper templates for size worked out. also calcing wallboards for chris to buy an just lumpd that time here as wasn't sure where it went
3/8/09 742.02 JaBoSTH: Quackers 0.5  
3/11/09 213.24 TV loft adaptation 0.75 cutting-n-routing main boards @ house
3/12/09 306.05 List of tasks for week 0.5  
3/13/09 213.89 Construct walls and loft - 30' yurt: mouldings 0.75 review for reflextix install
3/13/09 213.127 US: sand walls/floor/ceiling 0.75 sanded
3/14/09 0 Notes 0 Jere dowm for more team action!
3/14/09 275.04 Materials transport/inventory 1.5 wallboards to mla in a.m. TV parts mid day
3/14/09 213.24 TV loft adaptation 0.25  
3/14/09 213.504 PH: insulate walls/ceiling 1 done!
3/14/09 213.503 Construct walls and loft - 30' yurt: mouldings 1 done!
3/14/09 301 Organize shed 1 its 82 pct more organized than it was before, says jere
3/14/09 310.69 Snow Removal ala Chris 2.5 enduvtha dr is more clear.
3/14/09 288.08 Split and stack wood 1 getting rather sparse on the wood supply.
3/14/09 329.02 Construct walls and loft - 30' yurt: wallboards 5 marking sh***y wallboards
3/15/09 0 Notes 0 another bright sunny day
3/15/09 310.96 Snow Removal ala Cass 0.75 Cass takes on the top of Enduvtha Dr.
3/15/09 213.127 US: sand walls/floor/ceiling 3.25 Chris fires up Harriott and powersands the floor. this task is done
3/15/09 213.36 Site cleanup (general and for Cass safety) 0.75  
3/15/09 742.01 JaBoSTH: Non-Quackers 0.25  
3/15/09 329.02 Construct walls and loft - 30' yurt: wallboards 1 new wallboards are cut.
3/15/09 306.05 List of tasks for week 0.5  
3/15/09 329.16 Sitework Plans&Figuring 1.75  
3/15/09 288.08 Split and stack wood 1.25  
3/9/09 0 Notes 0 "cnc have a very warm night, lv dome and window open as crashed exhausted, wake to very cold yurt and lots of icy precip late in night/early morn. Cass has not such a great day dealing with - everything. not worst ever for sure. but ""only""does shoveling of park ave drying out of clothes file mgmnt esp on stupid palm phone and pics and other non bldg tasks some of which r for thurs/fri. chris finds out that 6-8 weeks of soreness is ""normal"" for cass' cavity type. oh well...."
3/9/09 310.96 Snow Removal ala Cass 2.25 lots of "messy accumulation" for sure! At least 6"snowontop of whatever blended into soft mushy ground, had to break up shoveling and dry out clothes, blizzard like snowfall
3/7/09 0 Notes 0 Jere arrives but thinks better of getting up drive to where Chris instructed to park, he backs down to by bridge. J&C do the Poocham decontam and return with sealed/cut ply and insulation to unload. Cass had a very hot AM due to sudden "warmth" of temps and sun: 90+ in little yurt. felt veeerrrry nice to get outside finally after AM chores and packing everything and was up top on far side of deck so that guys could drive up and unload. sucked cass couldn't work w/them, but for best since had to cut ply and such. nice weather totally disappeared before lunch. cloudy n cool. rain held off til cass was doing eve chores. ccj had too long a dinner per schedule. but gave cass n jere little time to chat while chris went down and got the sleeping supplies.
3/8/09 0 Notes 0 Jere survives the night w cnc in the tiny yurt. prob good that weather was so "warm" so he didn't get too cold. snack break ran over bit today but even tho ATTSMA Jere did get to chat lil with the connie. cass makes a little "Its Monkeys!" gift for Connie. Jere leaves early eve after pomegranate root beers n snacks at door. cnc are sposd to plan and t/g next and its too late, end up w/modified schedule and ugh....ugh.... both so exhausted and cass feeling sick. but hooray for PH progress.
3/10/09 0 Notes 0 cass sleeps terribly in an overheated, nasty miserable hot yurt. wakes to very cold. ugh. very little sleep. gets up hr late. bad off during most of morning. ATTSMA means cnc take a half hr to even get call connected for lunch chat. cass talks w/health provider re problems w/the care being provided. sigh. prep for that took time. new vegan "deli slices" are kinda interesting. chris comes home for evening since doing local work this wk. grey and gross day.
3/10/09 310.96 Snow Removal ala Cass 2.5 mla's heavy wet snow removal done. very exerting
3/10/09 213.127 US: sand walls/floor/ceiling 1.5 yuck yuck yuck. new method cass derived (shirt over head, only looking out thru armhole) didn't work too well, face shield still fogged up, tried w/ mask also and still fogged up. ugh nasty nasty task
3/11/09 0 Notes 0 rain rain more rain. cass taskd with updating money and takes all day and not done. grrr for no site work ala cass. too many overwhelming probs also: palm totally deletes all tasks! ducking hell! the helen problem. chris work stuff. too many too many all sorts of things not going right, as in taking cnc's time for talking reviewing and not getting enough site hrs either.
3/12/09 0 Notes 0 strong strong wind again and cold. very cold morning. terrible sleeping. cass shaky and not good. sunny but no good that does. not enough cass tasks for week.
3/12/09 213.127 US: sand walls/floor/ceiling 2.5 no contraption seems to work. so what cass ends up with is bugscreening -ala chris' suggestion- wearing mask, "protecting" face a bit with paper towels. hood up. wrists got totally covered. fine dust in eyes and on face. ducking ducking hell. never again. worst time of ever. terrible terrible. told chris "i resign".
3/12/09 742.01 JaBoSTH: Non-Quackers 1 pic for chris for TV loft adaptation. measuring for aspen. looking at bagged tub info (maybe that was shaky culprit?). got bug screening hat and prepped for sanding.
3/13/09 0 Notes 0 cnc did tasks last night, woohoo, cass has work. fits in a bit and also fri tasks. cnc stay up late doing other things too. morning shortened by 1hr. chris get out -almost an hr early as planned....cnc did it again
3/13/09 213.89 #N/A 1.5 cass gets bearings figured out for this task, what's where and tools and such, measures and marks for placement, then installs the roll chris left her.
3/17/09 213.65 Electrical rough-in (30' yurt) 0.25 trying to circuit test. mini x is dead
3/19/09 213.7 Construct walls and loft - 30' yurt: mouldings 0.5 for alcove
3/19/09 213.69 Construct walls and loft - 30' yurt: floorboards 0.5 last floorboard prepped
3/19/09 213.06 Deck: railing posts (cut, sanded and stained) 0.25 trimming ends
3/19/09 306.05 List of tasks for week 0.75  
3/20/09 213.7 Construct walls and loft - 30' yurt: mouldings 0.5 recutting for alcove
3/21/09 288.08 Split and stack wood 1  
3/21/09 330 Leaf Removal 0.25 getting ahead of spring leaf rot
3/21/09 329.16 Sitework Plans&Figuring 1.75 appliance planning and tub review and kitchen cabinet figgerin'
3/21/09 213.7 Construct walls and loft - 30' yurt: mouldings 0.25 working on alcove
3/21/09 329.02 Construct walls and loft - 30' yurt: wallboards 3 cutting more
3/21/09 300.45 Woodstove maintenance/problems 1.25 mega clogged up pipe
3/21/09 213.24 TV loft adaptation 2 making progress
3/21/09 213.69 Construct walls and loft - 30' yurt: floorboards 0.25 fitting front board
3/21/09 305 Bug control 0.25 taping gaps
3/21/09 742.02 JaBoSTH: Quackers 0.25  
3/21/09 213.36 Site cleanup (general and for Cass safety) 0.25  
3/21/09 545.03 YIDDEE HSODIF: Emergency Repair 0.25 repair LAFNP water bar
3/21/09 306.05 List of tasks for week 0.25  
3/16/09 0 Notes 0 warmish day. cold air but sun quite warm. cass stressed. oh well. chris works from home this week - well poojam so home only tues night. last week like this til ....who knows when. anyway...
3/16/09 310.96 Snow Removal ala Cass 1 continued tackling the driveway "landing" area
3/16/09 329.02 Construct walls and loft - 30' yurt: wallboards 4.5 wallboards suck. takes forever to finagle. practically NOTHING to show for all hard work....grrr. had to handcut, install then uninstall, select new, handcut, fucked up that next corner board. once get pasy corner maybe will be ok and go faster. argh.
3/17/09 0 Notes 0 warmish day. cold air but sun quite warm. cass stressed. oh well. chris works from home this week - well poojam so home only tues night. last week like this til ....who knows when. anyway...
3/17/09 310.96 Snow Removal ala Cass 1 cass' part of end of Enduvtha dr is done, was most of deepest part. chris' part gets more sun and has melty runoff to help is proba half melted?
3/17/09 329.02 Construct walls and loft - 30' yurt: wallboards 1.25 almost got boards fitting.
3/17/09 213.24 TV loft adaptation 1.75 channel boards lined up and screwed together. 2*4s drilled
3/17/09 213.7 Construct walls and loft - 30' yurt: mouldings 1.25 for alcove: paper tracings, peicing together testing, ready for chris
3/18/09 0 Notes 0 cool day - or maybe w/o sun it feels cooler. def not a tank top day and 30' yurt was cold. rain in afternoon. nothing too heavy yet. yuck. wet n moldy woods hiking snowshoe trek up and back. reeeaaaaalllly look fwd to driveway use. chris tries coming up with name for its good enough/gotta get built. gogé bugé....
3/18/09 545.04 YIDDEE HSODIF: Repair 0.25 digging out rake as per chris request. it was frozen in ground tho, maybe w/o snow it will thaw
3/18/09 329.02 Construct walls and loft - 30' yurt: wallboards 6 "tricky frustrating ....finally got it good enough. gotta get built good enough....blinders on, gotta move on. had to do the little box on electric for desk thing before closing up wall so had to make due and work with what could figure rather than wait to have chris recut. oh well. pantry board stock all kinds of warped and screwy. fun fun fun. and somehow not all boards in pile? have to investigate tomorrow."
3/18/09 213.36 Site cleanup (general and for Cass safety) 0.5 vac etc in 30 -lots of mess from rasping etc
3/19/09 0 Notes 0 too hot to sleep good last night too cold to wake up in am. brrr. cass gets red fingers cold before yurt warms up again and then too hot. oh well. rain most of night but light at least. damp. lots of catching up from pushing off earlier in wk to take advantage of goos weather. sigh. and all normal thurs tasks. and w/chris lving sunday am, short wkend, cnc trying to make sure and do some of fri ahead today/tonight and get to bed reasonable so can get up on time and work in some site work instead of normal fri tasks post snack. whew..... being FA and hoping for best
3/19/09 300.45 Woodstove maintenance/problems 0.75 creosote splatter to be cleaned up and foil swapped. yucky start to a cold morn
3/19/09 306.05 List of tasks for week 0.5 prepping for wkend
3/20/09 0 Notes 0 "cnc sleep better together. ahhh. not long enough, that's for damn sure! oh well. upandatem! getting lots done in this short weekend, that's us. staying on track. sunny day but cold. below freezing most of morn. wind was cold. getting everything done on thurs eve really helps fri am. cass met chris up on deck for snack then two c's working in time they'd normally have to go over lists etc "
3/20/09 275.04 Materials transport/inventory 1 HD finds all up to MLA in Xterra ala Chris
3/20/09 310.69 Snow Removal ala Chris 0.75 Vermoose moved up to end of Enduvtha, moving some snow out of way (sort of) first. "Must be some brakes available, but wouldn't trust it to stop at hish speed". Hmmm... well, its outta way for now. Cass can start using driveway/Woody for MLA trek. And she does in afternoon session. yippee!
3/20/09 213.71 Walls - 30' yurt: sand and finish 0.5 bathroom shelf sanded for cass to install pine/aspen next
3/20/09 213.24 TV loft adaptation 1 starting test fit
3/20/09 329.16 Sitework Plans&Figuring 1.75 cnc review various. got the alcove molding testfit and remarked to cut at house. and then most of time spent on the shower ring accomodation. 3 ideas selected, need to wait on tub &ring -chris to go to tub store and pickup info today.
3/20/09 329.02 Construct walls and loft - 30' yurt: wallboards 2 cass reviews and measures and marks boards, transporting them all inside when done. or, done for now. friday tasks in PA await. stresssss!!!!!!!
3/26/09 0 Notes 0 Chris home today.
3/26/09 288.08 Split and stack wood 1.25 getting real low
3/26/09 239.16 Wiring: PH to MLA 0.25  
3/26/09 213.65 Electrical rough-in (30' yurt) 1.5  
3/26/09 306.05 List of tasks for week 0.5  
3/26/09 213.69 Construct walls and loft - 30' yurt: floorboards 2.25  
3/26/09 213.24 TV loft adaptation 3.25  
3/26/09 213.36 Site cleanup (general and for Cass safety) 0.75  
3/26/09 329.02 Construct walls and loft - 30' yurt: wallboards 0.75  
3/26/09 330 Leaf Removal 0.25  
3/26/09 329.16 Sitework Plans&Figuring 0.5  
3/27/09 0 Notes 0 Chris way oversleeps!
3/27/09 213.65 Electrical rough-in (30' yurt) 2 wiring thru svc panel
3/27/09 329.02 Construct walls and loft - 30' yurt: wallboards 2.25 cutting boards, measuring & marking aspen replaacements
3/27/09 213.69 Construct walls and loft - 30' yurt: floorboards 2.5 working on front board
3/27/09 213.36 Site cleanup (general and for Cass safety) 0.25  
3/28/09 275.04 Materials transport/inventory 1  
3/28/09 329.02 Construct walls and loft - 30' yurt: wallboards 1  
3/28/09 305.03 #N/A 1.5 getting a head start
3/28/09 306.05 List of tasks for week 0.75  
3/28/09 213.69 Construct walls and loft - 30' yurt: floorboards 3 cutting last boards
3/28/09 329.16 Sitework Plans&Figuring 2.5 fan and tv hatch opener, wire trench to US, ph paint selection (radiant sun is the color!). came up with a hatch opener idea that will be mocked up and a fan placement that will likely work well and be easy to install. also talked tub
3/28/09 300.45 Woodstove maintenance/problems 1.5 replace corroded pipe sections
3/28/09 305.04 Daitomaceous earth 0.25  
3/28/09 329.02 Construct walls and loft - 30' yurt: wallboards 0.25 bath half wall
3/28/09 213.65 Electrical rough-in (30' yurt) 0.5 testing wires
3/28/09 213.24 TV loft adaptation 0.5 hatch opener mockup
3/28/09 213.65 Electrical rough-in (30' yurt) 1.25 CBK light switch box wired
3/29/09 329.16 Sitework Plans&Figuring 2.75 plumbing plans, tubs
3/29/09 213.65 Electrical rough-in (30' yurt) 2.25 box wiring
3/29/09 213.69 Construct walls and loft - 30' yurt: floorboards 1.25 remarking last board
3/29/09 213.24 TV loft adaptation 0.75 hatch handle. hinge broke.
3/29/09 329.02 Construct walls and loft - 30' yurt: wallboards 1 half-wall
3/22/09 0 Notes 0 chris left before cass up, off to CA for conference. this is like a Monday. days all skewed back one day and Thurs will be our Saturday-yesterday was the Sunday-today. Cold n windy.
3/22/09 213.36 Site cleanup (general and for Cass safety) 0.5  
3/22/09 329.02 Construct walls and loft - 30' yurt: wallboards 5.5 pantry walls finished
3/23/09 0 Notes 0 "extremely extremely windy and bitter bitter cold, never got above 20. fortunate that indoor the 30' had a tiny bit o warmth from sun. woodstove is very very very messed up, numerous hours with nasty nasty stench, can't see creosote drips but reeks and smokey too. chris pretty much out of touch and evening call gets shortened to 15mins cass has afternoon appt with practitioner and stays in PA afterward since had to be done hr earlier than normal for chris' schedule anyway (not that it ended up mattering) and didn't want to go downwards due to cold and wind. "
3/23/09 213.71 Walls - 30' yurt: sand and finish 0.5 sanding before installing
3/23/09 329.02 Construct walls and loft - 30' yurt: wallboards 2.5 bath shelf fit and installed. half wall aspen figured out, handcut and installed
3/23/09 329.16 Sitework Plans&Figuring 1.25 paint info, calling around, calcing sq ft needed, write up results
3/24/09 0 Notes 0 very cold wind again. sun does very little good against that. chris pretty much out of touch. cass more isolated than even usual. so much to do and trying to cram in all the ordering until August.
3/24/09 213.7 Construct walls and loft - 30' yurt: mouldings 0.5 door casings marking
3/24/09 329.02 Construct walls and loft - 30' yurt: wallboards 4.5 various: half wall marking for new cuts, looking at aspen replacements, loft board work including picking thru stock and handcutting
3/24/09 329.11 Electrical: US to MLA 0.5 digging out snow.
3/25/09 0 Notes 0 "palm pilot screwed up-prob after changed batt last night? argggghhh! cass thought she was doing great getting up on time but that nagging feeling that the sun was higher than should be turned out to be right... when turned phone on in AM discovered 2hrs off! ack! ack! was going to have trouble fitting everything into this ""Thursday"" anyway....ack!ack! Unrelated cass shaking most all day long. not good. so not good. weather was great tho...sun out, wind died down. cold once sun gone but still nice soooooo nice to work in above freezing temps!!!!! would get so much more done if was above freezing -and no bugs yet. pleeeeeaaase let the little effers stay dormant and leave us be this year! "
3/25/09 306.05 List of tasks for week 0.25  
3/25/09 329.02 Construct walls and loft - 30' yurt: wallboards 2.75 loft wall closed up
3/29/2009 0   0 rainy and cold cold cold. Cnc have to do weekly planning, 45 never enough and frazzled, cass not feeling well at all - maybe molds or something… cnc finally get into working groove up in the cold cold mla when its time to head down and pack up and chris heads out and cass on to eve chores. time updated for wk and many tasks low on hrs, cant do 90 a week either. sigh...
3/30/09 0   0 screwed up day w/ two appts getting rescheduled by other party, but cass is determined and freakin adaptable and crams anyway. Stresss!!!!cold rain most of day, by 7pm seemed like maybe might clear tomorrow? Last night lots of rain/hail/sleet and thunderstorming
3/30/09 329.02   6 cant finish half wall front til apply finish to aspen. Argggh. Worked on that screwy corner taking measurements doing couple trials to figure what to mark for cutting. Desk windows worked on; two fully installed, third in progress
3/31/2009 0   0 not a god day. Morning really awful. Kinda got tolerable after up at mla and sun started coming through/less clouds and it warmed up. But then back to stench hole for cramming in eve chores, not getting to all of them all while breathing in stench and running filter waay too long.
3/31/2009 213.36   0.5 vac /wood shavings etc
3/31/2009 300.45   1.5 woke to creosote splatter, cass really messed up, couldn’t cope and when realized that was what she would have to do right away couldn’t bring self to get out from under, but had to anyway. Absolutely reeeeeeeekkkkss in PA. disgusting. Horrible. Spent time cleaning up and refoiling. air filter run a lot. nasty gross in eve too, filter a lot again, stinks sooooo badly. hope like hell doesnt do again tonight. something must be wrong. thoroughly gross.
3/31/2009 329.02   3.75 desk windows finished, started on office door but need a arc cut and also…looked at casing and need to review this and ceiling boards first. Worked on Y wall and cutouts
3/31/2009 329.11   1.75 dug about halfway after firgured out best place to do it and where least probs likely and walked to PA to locate and carry up shovels, and also shoveled snow out of way for rest
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