Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Ah, the Hippy Dippy Do 60's . . .

I have known for a long time that the bullet holes in the windows was letting in the outside humidity in buckets full but I had no idea how much!!

Last week I was talking to my new neighbor and he has a little house across the street that is about 1/2 the size of my house.  I was complaining about getting into a wet nightgown and into wet sheets and he said he had a large dehumidifier and he emptied the water reservoir a couple of times a day.

Now, I had purchased a small table top dehumidifier several weeks ago but it did not seem to do much so I broke down and got a 50 pint dehumidifier ~

Well, it works great!!  The first day I had to empty the reservoir 2 times!!  That is 100 pints of water!!  Yikes!!  One pint equals 2 cups!!  That is a lot of water!!

I set it to 45% humidity and now I can get into a drier nightgown and dry sheets!!  Hallelujah!!

So, I have been trying to decide what to do about the wet air coming into the windows through the bullet holes and I came up with a solution.  When I first got here, I hung a shirt in the kitchen window, mainly to keep the cold air from coming in ~

You might remember this from a previous post.  Well, I am happy to say, I now have bright flowers and hearts covering the holes in the windows all through the house!!

Now, we'll see if the dehumidifier has to work less and produces less water.  I do take the water outside and water the lawn in the front yard!!  Ya know, it is best to recycle!!

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Old McDonald Had a Farm . . .

I have been leaving all the drywall I am removing from the walls inside the house in the event it might rain and make it more difficult to bag up the drywall and take it to the dump - an expensive proposition.

Well, I was talking to a friend last week about how the renovation is going and she said she has a drywaller friend who has a farmer call him every year and ask for all the old drywall that he removes from the projects he is working on.  Why you ask?

So that he can lay it out in his fields in the fall before the rains come.  The rain then soaks the drywall, the drywall breaks up and the gypsum, the stuff drywall is made of, can be tilled into the ground to make the soil less acid.

So, yesterday I threw all the drywall I had previously removed from the bedroom walls out the window and placed it out all over the 3-foot tall grass.

Now, all the grass underneath the drywall will will break up under the drywall and in the spring we will get a rototiller and till in all the disintegrated drywall and the grassy mulch.  Then we can decide where the garden will go!

Ha! Not expensive trips to the dump and no more grass to mow!!

Also, I was up in Newport, Oregon vending at a quilt show this past weekend and I asked a friend from Church if he would drive by the house on his way to and from work just to make sure everything was okay.

Not only did he make sure that the house was safe, but when I got home at 9:00 p.m. Saturday night after a long weekend this is what I cam home to ~

Wow!!  The entire front yard had been mowed.  I burst into tears Saturday night and thanked Heavenly Father for all the wonderful people He has put into my life!!  Thanks, Norbert, you are an Angel!!

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Knock, Knock, Who's There?

Well, not much has been going on renovation-wise here in Bandon because I have been preparing for two quilt shows, this coming weekend in Newport, OR and next weekend in Klamath Falls, OR.

But I did get the new door handle and dead bolt in yesterday!!  I have only had it since the first week I was here!!  Yikes, how time flies!!

It took me forever to get it straight or so I thought it was straight!!  Now that I see it in this picture, it's a little skeewumpus!  But at least it works and now I can lock the door while I am away.  And thank you to my dear friend Joan for helping me with the cost!!  Joan wanted me to be safe!!

Update on the Re-Wiring Project . . .

Oh, man!!  Ok, so if you have been following my blog, you might remember that the original electrician started the re-wiring on our house on...