Saturday, December 12, 2009


Bubble lights go up in the kitchen. Note that "fine figure of a man."

I've been busy working in here at my desk and Scott's been trimming windows, replacing baseboards, hanging light fixtures and so on. Very time-consuming. It's a pleasant change to have someone else in the house with me.

The only drawback is that Scott likes commercial radio stations or a CD blaring loudly while he toils, and thus I grit my teeth while hoping my head won't explode. Hey, if that's what it takes to make progress in this place ...

It is still miserably cold out — down in the minus-thirties with wind, today — but the sun is shining. Sadly, even though all the windows are brand new, they still collect water and ice along the bottom of the glass and in the corners and today after I did dishes the ones on the north side are completely steamed up. I thought that was an "old windows" thing. Guess not. Or, as Scott says, these windows aren't properly engineered for our weather. They were made in Calgary, where the climate is drier. Hmph. I think the windows are flawed, period. But they're in now, so what're ya gonna do? Keep soaking up water from the sills before it runs down the walls and puddles on the cork flooring, that's what.


  1. Maybe when the temperature is in a more normal range they won't sweat. Disappointing all the same. Looks as though things are coming together. Hope things start to warm up for you. Keep well.

  2. Our house "sweated" ALOT when we first built it...after the first year, it was better. We blamed it on the moisture in the logs, but another friend who built a taditional home went through the same thing - maybe it's just because of all the new construction?


  3. Hmmm... I'll have to run that one past Mr Scott.


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