Friday, January 25, 2013
Another cold one here today, but I decided to get out anyway. Normally Friday is 13+ miles, but my project has been progressing slowly so I decided out the door that I would time limit myself to 90 minutes.
And 90 minutes was slow today. The inch of snow was still on the sidewalks and some of the melt/refreeze was on the streets. Besides, it was cold.
Here's my question, Professor Science: It was well below freezing all day and all night since the little bit of snow fell. What was up with the melting? It happens all the time, but I have never figured it out. One chemistry Professor went on about "sublimation" but that made little sense either because I thought sublimation was passing from solid to gas without going through liquid, like dry ice to CO2.
There was much ice. So careful running was slow. 7.5 miles today, 22+ miles for the week. Not too shabby.
The real issue was when we took up the terracotta tiles near the laundry, we discovered that the subflooring was rotted through. Apparently several years ago when the Washer had a leak, water got trapped and in addition to mold that is still making me sneeze, it rotted about 12 square feet of the floor. At least the joists are good. But that means carpentry. Luckily, I have the skills to do it myself. Unluckily, cutting outside is going to be COLD.
Ah, well, I got all the rot gone (I watched as my son's dog was too dumb to stay away and he fell right through the insulation to under the house) and I can start filling it back in tomorrow.