Saturday, December 13, 2008

Cold Shoulder

And other parts too! When we got up this morning it was -20C( -4F) A lot colder with the windchill of 20 KPH (-30), Jo-Ann was wearing her blue mackinaw. In the house at the table! Better get that chimney in. But first things first, after a breakfast meeting in town I will drive Tom's skidsteer back and plow out the driveway which is drifting over pretty solid. I had some trouble getting up it last night in four low. But I didn't have to put the chains on.

I managed to get to Prince and find a radiator shop that is repairing the rad from the skidsteer. Hopefully it will get delivered to Toms's on Monday. Maybe I can get our skidsteer operating by Tuesday. It's looking a little forlorn..

In the meantime I will concentrate on getting the old fireplace out, the floor repaired, the new stove in, and then the new chimney. I don't want to put the new stove in until I get the old one out just in case I have to replace it's chimney. I hope I don't have to do that, and it looks pretty good from the outside but I want to have a peek up the chimney just to be sure.

All these projects have a tendency to make me plan er.. sleepy...

2 comments:

Viki said...

Is the chimney in yet?

Art Blomquist said...

the new one isn't. Fortunatly I left the upstairs fireplace intact so we're using that to take the chill off! Hopefully a couple more days and we can have the big furnace working.