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Microclimate and Imagination

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3° up to 30°c thanks to no wind,  bright sun reflecting off the snow as well as a dug out area on the side of the house.  Sit,  close your eyes and concentrate and it almost feels like summer!

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.. It looks like it might be a while before the truck gets in.. We are still 50 ft from the gate!

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Posted by on March 30, 2015 in Construction

 

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WHAT A RELIEF!

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Thank goodness!  Another 10cm..its been a week without snow, I was beginning to worry!

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We got to the wood pile before we got the new stuff. Nothing really beats transporting wood via a sled while  on snowshoes..ahhh, the luxury of it all!

And next years wood bank (from a last fall stacking session ).. Is there anything railway ties can’t do? (I wish they could somehow be configured to instantaneously melt all snow in a km radius)

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Posted by on March 29, 2015 in snow

 

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SHED Part 2

Things warmed up today so we were able to start removing the ice from the roof of the shed :

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By the time most of the snow was off the roof the snow pile was up to the rear of the shed..

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.. And the temporary braces. Without all the weight on the roof it should take most of the pressure off of the beams. Too bad we have no way to remove the scooter and my motorcycle but I don’t think we will be needing them soon!

 
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Posted by on March 25, 2015 in Construction

 

The Fix Part 1

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Step 1: spend and hour removing snow from the roof.

Step 2: spend an hour removing and repositioning clutter in shed (after some initial bracing)

Step 3: Dig for an hour to find 2×4’s to support the roof

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Step 4: Go for an hour snowshoe festivus.

Step 5 (repeat until done) : Cut a length of wood and brace one end of the ‘support beam’. cut another piece of board and place between the other portion of torn beam and a 4 ton jack.  Elevate to desired height and then cut (or use a combination of risers and previously cut boards) a new support board.  Position under the beam and lower the Jack. Switch sides and repeat.

Step 6: cover everything with vapor barrier and wait for warmer weather to remove the 8 inches of ice in parts of the roof.

Step 7: Plan temporary roof cover and summer roof and shed overhaul.

 
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Posted by on March 23, 2015 in Construction

 

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Summer and Winter

So many snowflakes.. The horror…

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.. Today we forgot what leaves on trees were.  End already winter… This is really going to screw with the Spring Spring Peeper Predictathon

 
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Posted by on March 23, 2015 in Construction

 

Records Broken

Yay! Nothing beats a 15 hour truck ride like shoveling off a roof in the dark!

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We did not make it in time for the shed.  Again.

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Almost time to harvest the drifts..

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Part of the length of time in coming home was finding ‘off season’  equipment.  Spring started.  These things are amazing!

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Posted by on March 22, 2015 in Construction

 

Take That!

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One way to deal with record breaking storms.. Vacate the area prior to the snowfall.  Take that winter!

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.. And a short video of a nearby city:

stormy!

 
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Posted by on March 20, 2015 in entertainment