Thursday, March 30, 2006



It is another dreary day today. I woke up and looked outside and it was foggy, misting, muddy, and windy. Sometimes when it has been warm and is windy the puddles of water that are on the roof splash off and gets the front area all wet. Our roof is a ~30' x 40' tarp, that is why the water blows off when the wind makes the tarp rise. We have square bales of hay for insulation in the roof so we just covered them with the tarp. Last winter we had fiberglass insulation inside in the floor joists and the roof leaked (because there wasn't enough hot weather for the tar to seal the rolled roofing properly) and the insulation got wet and we had to take it outside and then it got all messy so we couldn't use it. In case your wondering we (Dad, Jonathan, Andrew, David, Uncle Mark and I) built our house by ourselves except for the cement. We had a contractor do that part. Later on we met Steve (mountain fire keeper) and he has a skid steer (bobcat is the company) so he helped us a lot like clearing trees for firewood, leveling our yard, making rock retaining walls, lending us his log splitter, helping us stack square bales, and a lot more! We are very thankful to have his help around when we need it. He has been a very helpful neighbor to have near.

Yesterday I made a wooden knife out in the semi (we use the semi as our shop/storage place) and it has a hand guard so I might be able to get some pictures of it some time other than this. It is about 10 inches long and I drew on our symbol with the crossed swords. The wind seems to be picking up and the rain is getting harder. I would like if it would clear up and get nicer out.


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