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In the blink of an eye, my family came to visit. That's how long their stay always seems to last. Minutes...even though it's really days. The BOG came. In some ways, I'm just like my dad. Driven, busy, multitasker, umm...overwhelming at times. In classic BOG fashion, he came with an agenda. What most would do in a month, he does in 4 days.
He's been gradually working on insulating our icebox/aka kitchen. There's zero insulation the kitchen. Big drafty windows catch the strong winds from the fields. Pipes freeze. There's dirt right under the thin floors. The floor is much too cold to walk on with just socks. And the our bonus room above the kitchen had just about all of the insulation displaced from a critter ages ago. Pretty much we spent last year heating the outdoors when we tried to heat it. And it is the kitchen...which is such a necessary room.
As the BOG said, the first year is just survival. It will get better in time. Last year, he insulated the attic. Big difference. This year, he insulated the wall and door in between the wood shed and kitchen. Big difference already.
He covered this trap door:
Which was the back door to this neat little cut out for storing wood. You could fill it from the wood shed and then walk into the house and get it from the cubby. Pretty neat, although we don't need to store the wood there.
Because there was such a draft, I had this cubby filled with pillows. No more draft=a big cleanout=great storage.
Or a drive through window.
The BOG has also been working on windows. These pics are from when we just moved in. As you can see, they were in rough shape.
(And thanks to my 'helpers')
The best part of BOG visits is this: