Monday, May 5, 2008


Yesterday I started the attic insulation project. Our attic is full height. Over about 40% of the attic is a floor and over that was a shoddily built structure of old paneling, 2 x 4's and insulation. I tore down the structure yesterday and put all of the boards and old insulation on the curb. On Friday my father is going to help me take the old panelling downstairs. We'll then take up the floor boards, lay down cellulose insulation in between the joists on top of the chips already there, and top it off with some extra thick pink stuff. Hopefully we'll be able to use some of the building materials up there to recreate some storage space and create a insulation box for the staircase opening.

This work should reduce our heating bill and hopefully our cooling bill. We don't use our A/C much, but Meg will be home this summer with Henry and it might get toasty some days. As a side benefit our antenna reception is now much better. We had been unable to get digital PBS and our local ABC station (the RI one came in fine) for some time. Now I have them back in pristine HD!

In the evening we went to my sister's house for a small Cinco de Mayo celebration. Henry did well. He was teased for the first time about his big cheeks. He didn't seem to mind that and his cheeks being squeeze to make a fish face. I think he was just happy to watch his two cousins run around.

Found: 6 pennies, 1 foreign coin (a Canadian penny, found by my 3 1/2 year old nephew)


sassymom said...

Your nephew definitely has your knack and drive for found money. Today he dove under the display rack at the hardware store to retrieve a penny. It wasn't anything special, but he was excited for the addition to the piggy bank.