Slippery When Wet

November 29, 2015

It says in the bible:

“Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s house…”

Hmm, what about “thy neighbor’s insulation”?

Okay, I am guilty, completely and honestly of coveting…not even ‘better’ insulation, just any insulation.

It is cold.  Seriously, 14 degrees on our way home from church cold.  Our home is warmer than 14, but sometimes not by much.  I am convinced that the coldest place on the farm is our pantry….step through the kitchen door and you are hit by an Arctic blast and you can see your breath.  The pantry, fat room/dog room has 10 inch walls that were filled with sawdust for insulation…the important word here is ‘were’…as in no longer.  Most of the insulation fell out when we jacked the floor back up because the room was literally falling off of the house.  The rest of the insulation fell out this summer when I pressure washed the house in the great paint prep.

It is so cold in the pantry, that the dog’s water bowl froze.  We took pity on the pups and let them sleep in our bedroom again.  At any given time in the night there is a steady cacophony of dogs and people snoring.  We filled the dog’s water bowl last night, left it in the kitchen and went to bed for the snore fest.  The water bowl leaked, spilling water out on the kitchen floor and  it froze….solid….hard…slippery…cold.

We took the heat gun to the ice rink, as well as a portable heater.  This eventually worked to where it was defrosted enough to chip up the ice.icyIt is not even officially winter yet.

Want to come and visit?

4 responses to “Slippery When Wet”

  1. Diane says:

    I would love to come visit but that just sounds too cold! It would warm my heart to see you again though!

  2. Shel Jensen says:

    Better check into liquid insulation to pump between those walls before winter really get here.

    • Ellen Walton says:

      Thanks Shel,
      I will see how $$$. This part needs to come down and be rebuilt, so hard to spend a LOT on it!
      Maybe we’ll just need to plan a trip to where you live to thaw out!

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