Week 28 – Inside stuff AND outside stuff!

WEEK 28 When snow hit the forecast for the first time this week, I had the immediate reaction that it has only not been snowing for two months. How do I live in a place where it doesn’t snow only two months out of the entire year?! In truth, it hasn’t snowed since April, and there were five snow-free months between then and October. So I guess it’s not as bad as it seemed. But still…I really live in a place where in the last year we’ve had snow in more months than we haven’t had snow?? I guess I do.

What snow is not particularly good for is siding a house. And as 30 mph winds are also particularly bad for being up on a 12-foot ladder, it was a particularly dismal week as far as exterior work goes. Ever the trooper, Josh did put up a bunch of foam insulation to go under the siding, and the yard did finish getting a preliminary grating. But after a week of heavy rains foiled last week, cold weather and wind weren’t exactly the bounce-back week we were hoping for!

Fortunately, the crummy weather outside isn’t hindering the work inside, where our plumbers and HVAC crews were able to continue full steam ahead. Many of the plumbing drains throughout the house have been roughed in, including the kitchen sink and dishwasher which currently just pop right up in the middle of the floor.

Ductwork is quickly sprouting up in the walls as well, and the exterior vents and such have been planned out so that (any minute now!) when the weather cooperates we can really get rolling on that siding!


Published by Kate

A former Wisconsinite, Kate now resides in southeast Minnesota with her husband where she teaches high school English and theater. She recently completed her master's degree in learning design and technology, and continues to study and advocate for arts integration in the classroom. A recipient of the RISE America grant for high school theater, Kate is working to innovate and expand theater opportunities for the students at PIHS. An avid distance runner, concert pianist, and want-to-be wine aficionado, Kate's blog "ink." is a passion project, embodying all the best parts of life: friends, food, wine, thoughtful conversation, style, and sass!

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