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Frozen Sunday Photos

By: Everett S

Here are some frozen Sunday photos, but not the kind you take at Friche’s Big Boy right before eating a 3,000-calorie dessert…

Toilet Paper Roll Kindling

Toilet Paper Roll Kindling: #1 of 4 things you see in our bathroom now that you didn't see there two years ago.

Urinal Cake Soap

Homeade soap that looks like a urinal cake. #2 of 4 things you see in our bathroom now that you didn't two years ago.

Cold water diversion jug.

Cold water diversion jug. #3 of 4 bathroom things. We put this under the tap while waiting for the water to get warm since it takes so long in these old houses. We then use it to flush the toilet by just pouring it into the bowl.

A coffee mug lid used to prop up the tub drain.

A coffee mug lid used to prop up the tub drain. #4 of 4 things you see in our bathroom now that weren''t in our last bathroom. I have no idea how to fix our bath tub drain, but one of these days I'm going to find out.

Unfinished Back Room

Our unfinished back room.

Rusty oil tank.

We need to paint our oil tank before it rusts clean through. Remind me this spring please.

Insulation Foam

Insulation foam is coming out of the cracks where the facia board sits over the seam between the new back room and the rest of the house built 80 years earlier. I'll clean it up next week if it ever stops snowing.

This is how you do wiring in the country.

This is how you do wiring in the country. It runs from the workshop, over to a Quince tree, then under the back porch and into the crawl space, where it powers a heater when the temp drops below 10 degrees.

Wires going to crawl space.

Here are the wires going into the crawl space. One is to check the temp down there. Another is to run the heater. I'm using foam that I picked up for free instead of insulation in some places.

Insulation under the back porch.

Insulation under the back porch, which is still being finished. I'm putting up plywood sheets as I go to keep the wind and animals from ripping it down.

Iced over creek.

The chickens ice-skate on their way to get a drink every morning.

WARNING, DANGER, NOT ENOUGH WOOD!

WARNING, DANGER, NOT ENOUGH WOOD! We were so busy with other projects this summer I didn't really get to cut much wood other than some dead trees that were in the back acre. I'm going to have to buy some, which upsets me because I have 12 acres of dense woods!

Where the plow-man stoppeth.

Where the plow-man stoppeth - right in front of our house. We're luckier than a lot of folks around here, who will probably have some snow on their long driveways and private roads until March. Sometimes it's good to live right off the road.

Category: DIY Projects, Funny, Roundups, The Transplants

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