Wednesday, April 28, 2010

My day...

Had the fun of driving to PHX today, a nice 9 hrs behind the wheel. Then I came home to four trees in a trailer and a wife giving me puppy dog eyes... So 2 hrs later I have my workout done, now for a shower then off to bed.... Oh and I was able to get the rental out, but there is a storm blowing in today, it may be fun in the morning!

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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Don't ever give a red neck a car...

Well I guess the road isn't that bad, I was able to get a rental car here... Hope I can get it out!

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Saturday, April 24, 2010

Let there be light...

Windows are in... Shower is together...

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Friday, April 23, 2010

Rain, snow...

And a winter wonderland sight this morning? It is April 23rd right?

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Thursday, April 22, 2010

April showers

Nice set of storms today and night, had rain, hail, snow you name it...

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Now I'm no Eco-nerd...

But I do work in a capacity that I need to understand the eco-idea in order to serve my customers. Today I had a training session in Flagstaff to learn about a new product that is really neat.
As many as you may know, I work in the door and windows dept. at The Home Depot. There we carry four different vendors of windows. Today we learned about Andersen's new product line, the 100 Series. Which is really cool, and if the lead times were shorter (down to the line I need to pick up the last window this Friday) I would be installing one on our own project. Real quickly, they are made with Fibrex, which has all the insulating properties of vinyl, but they function more like wood and aluminum. That and they are priced the same as vinyl!
So cool...
Does that make me an Eco-nerd?

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Sunday, April 18, 2010

Long day off...

It only felt that way because we worked all day around the ranch. Started off fixing a bad spot in a floor, ended up cleaning out the conex for the next 10 hrs! It needed to be done. Other than that it was a good day, everyone got along and worked well together.

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Saturday, April 17, 2010

Had a good Sat...

We worked a little, played a little... Had some out of town family come out and have a BBQ and cake. Then we hit the trails for a quick ride. Had a chance to show off some nice country. Now time for sleep... Tomorrow back to the grind.


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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Its official...

We just have too many toys, taking one into town to sale this week. 1988 Suzuki $3800

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Monday, April 12, 2010

Spring weather

Well, it started raining around eleven this morning, and beside the few hours of sun this afternoon, it's been raining ever since. Which is  a good thing, our weeds were looking a bit parched...

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I will not be tolerant. I will not be politically correct. I will not be silent. I will speak the truth. I will do all that is in my power to oppose the Marxist subversion and destruction of this Country and I will not go quietly.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

There's a storm blowing in...

Had a nice week last week, (not counting the 40 mph winds) so a nice spring shower is welcomed....

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Saturday, April 10, 2010

Saturday evening...

Just a lazy afternoon, going over our taxes... Oh boy what fun....

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Thursday, April 8, 2010

Another day of progress...

All the plumbing is set, and all the insulation is in. Didn't get the shower doors up, but we're getting there.

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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Bathroom project...

Have the floor in, plumbing done, and 80 % of the drywall in. Need to finish the electrical work then the odds and ins....

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Thursday, April 1, 2010

Some real life data

It isn't hot today, but it is clear. So I took a few readings of the outside and inside of the west wall, it is late afternoon, 4pm. It does look as though the radiant barrier (which I might double to add a bit of R-value) is going to do a nice job keeping the heat out.

Another improvement, will also be a coating of Henery's Envirowhite roof coating, which will added to the R-19 that will be on the ceiling, with luck this summer will be comfortable.
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Was making headway...

Still trying to get over whatever it is I have, so I'm looking for small projects to do and stay out of the 30 mph winds we have today. So back to the 'Winter Room' to continue sealing and insulating. I was able to start and almost finish the western wall. I'm using a radiant barrier instead of fiberglass due to the width of the wall only being 3 in. Originally this room was going to be uninsulated, so a 2x3 wall was lighter and quicker to put up...

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