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Christmas idling

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Electrician should arrive after the holidays and finish off his bit followed by the plumber.   Just have to keep the driveway clear so they can get in.Not a lot of snow but the first storm was wet snow so I felt every shovel load d0ing 200 feet.

Started to work on the kitchen.  Want to get  a basic working kitchen in and functioning before I go to far with it.  Maybe internal walls one day too!

start of the kitchen

start of the kitchen

Finally got a bird feeder in and some blue jays eating away,  outside the kitchen window.  Have to remember to restock the thing.

Glad the solar panels are not on the roof.   with all this snow it would have been a pain to clean them off this winter.   a breeze on the ground.  Had the car ice scraper out after the wet snow to clean them off something i could not have done on the roof.

 

Reclining after a day of work

Reclining after a day of work

 

Written by dcveale13

December 27, 2012 at 9:01 pm

Just about there

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1.1 kilowatt of solar panels mounted north of the house - 40 feet awa

1.1 kilowatt of solar panels mounted north of the house – 40 feet away

Solar panels up and running.  One of them a bit battered in the shipping but i discovered that too late and it was in the only package i did not open when the stuff was delivered.    However it still seems to work.   They are all mounted and sending power via the 40 foot hand dug trench into the house and batteries.   Electrician is coming to install the AC panel so I can then hook up the inverter which changes the direct current battery voltage to AC so I can run my electric tooth brush.

1.1 kiilowatt set of solar panels.

1.1 kiilowatt set of solar panels.

Construction crew packed up and headed home after completing the exterior which is now done.

Exterior done now just the interior to do

Exterior done now just the interior to do

Water pump in front of the west side and future herb garden.  lots of muck in the sun

Water pump in front of the west side and future herb garden. lots of muck in the sun

Stove in, firebox door

Stove in, firebox door

Oven

Oven

 

really did send the internal temperature too high with the wood stove

really did send the internal temperature too high with the wood stove

Pine ceiling

Pine ceiling

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Written by dcveale13

December 14, 2012 at 10:54 pm

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December Rushing

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Scrambling a bit now as the season ends and snow starts to threaten.  Fortunately the weather has held up and things are winding down  With some luck the inspectors will pass everything in another week or so.  Siding just about all done.  Ceiling up shortly then the plumber and electrician can finish off their stuff.

Siding on the south side. Cedar siding with green skirt board and yellow fascia.

Siding on the south side. Cedar siding with green skirt board and yellow fascia.

Another shot of the south side in the sun with the storm clouds out back

Another shot of the south side in the sun with the storm clouds out back

East side.  Looks like snow coming

East side. Looks like snow coming

Written by dcveale13

December 3, 2012 at 9:39 pm