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Windows and a Teaser

September 21, 2011

I know if I don’t post something soon that many of you will be after me. We have entered another one of those phases where we are being productive, but it doesn’t show (or rather, make good pictures). I have also officially started studying for comps (aka “the giant test that shows you deserve a PhD”), and this has put a lot of the after-work work on Mr. B’s shoulders.

Recap: We finally finished putting the roof panels on and are waiting for the ridge cap and gable trim to complete the roof. We framed more of the above-bale areas, and also started framing the below-bale areas in the gable ends.

Our doors and windows were delivered:

We also installed one window. I think it is amazing how much of a difference a single window can make in defining “out there” and “in here.”

Mr. B is happy with the progress

That’s all for now, folks. Our plans for the next bit are a big mish-mash. We are still hoping to get into the house before winter starts, although in Missoula the official start is a gamble and a mystery. We are mostly defining winter as “really fracking cold and snow,” so around November. We have a fairly large list of projects to finish to enclose the house for habitability, and we frequently start several projects at one time. I promise to keep you posted, especially if there are good pictures.

I almost forgot the teaser! Mr. B and I have a great surprise for all of you (not to mention a great addition to the property). I I don’t have pictures yet, but here is a hint:

What could it be?

8 Comments leave one →
  1. Mike Gibson permalink
    September 21, 2011 7:06 am

    You are putting in an astro turf field, and will be making extra money hosting junior soccer leagues? Great idea, and the cold won’t hurt the astroturf, but will put a dent in your farming capacity! kmg

  2. September 21, 2011 7:13 am

    That is an excellent idea! I’m not sure I’m up to 20 junior soccer players right now though, plus Tempe would spend all her time chasing the soccer ball.

  3. Evan Gibson permalink
    September 21, 2011 9:11 am


    • September 21, 2011 9:16 am

      Is that a guess or are you chastising us, as in “child, your shirt is untucked?” I promise that we are not having a swamp-thing baby.

  4. Beth permalink
    September 21, 2011 9:51 am

    oh ho! you don’t get the clue until you find out the name of the jpeg file!
    I’m pretty sure she thinks it’s sexy.

  5. September 21, 2011 9:53 am

    You know the whole town said that he should have used red, but it looked good to Charlene, in …. No cheating, Bethicus!

  6. Rita permalink
    September 21, 2011 11:00 am

    It’s vehicular?

  7. sue permalink
    September 21, 2011 12:19 pm


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