Monday, September 9, 2019

Apple picking and worm burning




 We went to my Mom's on Saturday to visit and help her out with a few things around the house.  While there the kids wanted to pick apples from her tree, she is debating cutting it down, but that seems like such a waste!

The kids had a good time picking apples, most of the apples will require some selective slicing to make edible however, as there are quite a few worms nests in the tree.  So after we had picked what we could, I taped a torch to the end of a poll and went to work on the nests.  

Nothing most satisfying then watching burning worms fall to the ground.


We also played some Phase 10, which the kids have been getting into lately.  And also a new game called King Karma, which was pretty fun as well.

In addition we moved a bunch of wood into the garage for her so she would be ready to burn.

Monday, June 17, 2019

Attic Room Expenses

FYI:


  • Attic Ladder: 104
  • OSB (8x4) 3 pieces: 52.41
  • Brad Nails (5000): 9.59
  • Furring Strips (10): 11.50
  • Framing lumber (4 2x4x6): 9.56
  • Door lumber (2 1x2x6, 2 1x3x6): 5.34, 7.44
  • Construction Screws (5lbs 3inch): 14.99
  • Construction Adhesive (3): 6.75 + (8) 17.98
  • ABS cement: 5.4
  • 1.5 inch vent elbows (4): 5.48
  • 1/4 inch plywood for "shiplap" (7): 139.93
  • Pine Screen "Trim" (13): 41.47
  • Pine Corner Trim: 4.39
  • Poly: 42.96
Total: $479.19

Not bad for 18' x 4' 8" = 86 square feet ($5.5 per sqft)