Monday, September 7, 2009

Almost There

With two days before the drywall shows up, we're looking good. The first floor is ready to go, and the second needs a clean up and a once over to make sure that all the framing is in place for sheet rock. And it's not a moment too soon; the mercury dipped below 40 for the first time this morning. This morning was an early indicator that the design of the house is working just fine. Though many of the upstairs windows were open and the attic and second floor cold storage is still open to the rest of the house, the house was considerably warmer than outside. If the excess heat from the solar hot water system makes even a small contribution as it is added to the slab over the course of a sunny day, we may not need to fire up the wood stove until December.

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