Week 44 – Keeping it warm as it got COLD!

This week got COLD…

As in it was -20 degrees on Thursday morning before the windchill.

Also as in the end of the week got me down hard with a nasty cold that had me laid up on the couch with my tea and Netflix.

Fortunately, Josh is really good at taking care of me, and he is also really resilient and such a trooper when it comes to working in the cold. It’s also fortunate that he’s working on insulation because with any luck, that’s going to be keeping things much warmer pretty soon!

The insulation that we’re using is called “Rock Wool,” which is spun out of crushed basalt rock instead of fiber glass. It’s supposed to be both warmer (it’s the stuff they use to insulate cabins in Alaska!), and more sound proof (a must as we built across the street from the tornado siren!) than traditional insulation. Plus, it seems to be pretty cool to work with. Josh loves telling people that you cut it like a loaf of bread with a bread knife. Then you pack it into the stud bays.

It also means that the air is full of Rock Wool dust, so the day I went to visit the job site, we looked like a couple of tourists avoiding coronavirus!

Of course, given my current sniffles and hacking, chesty cough…I should probably keep that mask on all the time. It’s not any wonder Josh gladly left me on the couch to work in the cold! 😷

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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