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Insulating


Wednesday, July 17, 2013

The thermometer read 82 F in the shade when we began the project this morning. Did you know that a hot week in summer is a good time in which to insulate a crawl space? emoticon Neither did I. emoticon

First I had to suit up...let's see...my dad's worn-but-still-useable green coveralls, a red cotton head scarf, eye goggles, a mask for my nose and mouth and oh yes, my old garden gloves and shoes.

I had to pull the "old" fiberglass (six inch pink stuff) down from between joists so I could enter the crawl space. I rolled and stuffed it into two large black "leaf" bags (for future reference...meaning I would put it back after I got four of the "bays" covered). Then came the measuring so that the "new" pink foam could keep the old insulation up where it belongs. Despite the metal rods that hold it in place, the "cotton candy" drifts down (aided, i'm sure by friendly house mice) emoticon

When DH cut the foam, the knife just slid right down the seam. It was a great fit. Of course I had to come out to get another large piece (and some fresh air!) DH kept teasing me about having the better job in the air conditioned crawl space, while he worked in the beating down sun. Hmmmmm emoticon

Never mind...soon we had it in...replaced 6 inch stuff and all!... Done! Ooops, I forgot we still had to get the space ready for storage. There went the morning. But it is completed. emoticon 8 x 8 foot area for those use-once-a-year contraptions. Three season, that is...the door is buried in winter
Just thought I'd thrown that one in to cool us all off! emoticon

Happy summer projects, everyone!! emoticon emoticon

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HANNAHSGRAMMIE 7/23/2013 11:31PM

    I'm impressed. I would never have tried to do something like that. As my granddaughter (and me) says when we finish doing something.....THERE! You definitely deserve to say THERE.


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CINDYCHARLENE 7/22/2013 11:05AM

    Now that is amazing! YOU ARE AMAZING! WOW! I never would have attempted such a thing. That just proves what tenacity you have. Look what you were able to do, not only insulated physically but spiritually with God's love. Surely you could not have done that alone even with your husband helping. God is so good.
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LESLEYANNE11 7/21/2013 5:36PM

    emoticon my darling Ellie. What a horrible job you had to do.But knowing you I just know you did it with a good heart.I bet you wished you could go back to procrastination once you'd started. emoticon Love you lesleyanne.

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LOISJOHN14VS6 7/19/2013 3:32PM

    You rock lady! I believe that beats me (64 yrs. old) using a weed eater and piling up trees in 10 huge piles to burn (with hubby helping too). I love working, but it will be kind of nice to get such projects over, don't you think.? emoticon

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SINGINGLADY3 7/18/2013 7:37PM

    Now, I can't believe you actually did that. Kudos to y'all. I salute y'all. Lol. You looked like it was fun!! Sorry, folks, looks too much like work to me.

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TOKIEMOON 7/18/2013 1:13AM

    What an adventure in crawl space land! I applaud your fortitude to tackle a project that would be considered less than desirable. I bet you had a nice sense of pride when the task was complete! emoticon

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68ANNE 7/17/2013 4:58PM

    Oh my. . . . what fun it is to ride in a one-horse open sleigh. . . . I mean to suit up and put in yourself into a crawl space

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