Monday, May 7, 2012
Campfire Cooking and House Building.
This is all I got for now. My supper cooked on the fire. I wrapped the frozen veggies in tinfoil with some fresh garlic and butter. And the potatoe was sliced and wrapped in tinfoil and put on the grill over the fire also. The smoky was shoved onto a stick. lol. I like my suppers simple when I'm doing the cooking, and usually I am cuz dogface (Traction, the dog) has'nt learned how yet. I'll probably have the exact same thing again tomorrow because I still have 3 smokies left. I have been using the RV fridge and freezer again which is kinda nice.
Ok, anyway. I have been doing quite abit on the house lately. I do have most all the drywall up, just a few smaller pieces to go and it will be ready for mudding. I always seem to run into other things that need done before the drywall can go up, like plumbing the bathtub so I can drywall the pantry, etc. I have been working on alot of different projects. I work on the water system until I run out of supplies, then electrical, then the drywall, and this and that. Then it is usually a whole day in town picking up supplies again. I seem to do alot of thinking and planning at times also, as I go. Pricing out batteries and solar panels. Trying to figure out just how to build my battery encolsure etc. I was thinking about going with 24 T105 Trojan golf cart batteries or something similar, but now I'm thinking about 12 of something much larger and more expensivebatteries. It will be more simple and take up less space in the basement. It will probably be more feasible in the end.
I purchased a forced air furnace and am waiting for it to come in, as it was a special order. My goal for this summer is to be living in the house before winter. I know it won't be complete, but I do hope to have the mudding done, heat, power, water and siding on the outside. Then I can work on the ceilings (probably T & G pine), flooring, cabinets etc, while I'm in the house. I know it would be nice to have it completely done before moving in, but I am simply too cheap to be heating two places. I'm not sure exactly when we will start to get busy at work again, but I sure hope things hold off for awhile yet. I am just about ready to call it done for work, but then I just want a little more. I am heading for some pretty major expenses soon, and would like to make up for it with a little work income after all the spending before making a major lifestyle change.
I'll try to get some more pictures up real soon, maybe the net was just too busy tonight or something, hopefully.
This is a personal blog, mainly for my own use. I am building a house with my own two hands, but I am learning alot of things as I go. I do not claim to know what I am doing, or if anything I do is even close to being done correctly or safely. So please, if you are planning on using any of my ideas or methods for your own use, please get professional advice before actually following through with your actions. I will not be held responsible for any injuries or damages of any kind caused by information or comments from this blog.