I got another 1/2 cord delivered via the Wood guy and it was mostly maple hard wood so I’m not unhappy about that delivery. The next 1/2 cord is supposed to be red fir so that should give me a good mix of wood to burn this year. I’m a bit maniacal about getting wood on hand after last winter as I was scrambling to buy wood late in the season (for me). Now that I have built the new wood racks I’m not sure on how to gauge how much wood I have on hand compared to prior years. Extra firewood on hand and drying is a good thing, not enough firewood is a very bad thing.
The new windows are already having a major impact on how we burn wood. It is very noticeable on how the new windows help the house retain heat. We can let the fire go out at night and the house is still warm in the morning. It is so nice to see the house getting tighter and the wind can’t suck away the heat via bad windows. Mom and I are having to re-learn how big of a fire to make in the wood stove but it is a good thing as we need less wood overall to warm the house. With the new ceiling fans to move air, we don’t have such a problem of cold spots around the house. Early days yet, testing the windows and stove but so far it seems very positive.
The work on the siding has started and the colors are a bit muted compared to my original house colors I still think it will look darn good overall. Having the house wrapped and the additional insulation factor of the siding this house should darn tight and will look great for years to come! No more painting of the house. Huzzah!
Shopped a local Holiday Bazaar and got another kerosene lamp and a very cute mug tree for coffee. Mom snagged a very nice curtain rod and a pet door for her “future home” for $3.00.
There are a few things to clean up and get ready for winter but we have made a good start on those jobs. Once the siding is completed we will post pics. The before and after pics should be very significant.