Well…it had been way too long to be away. The last time we were there was over the 4th of July weekend. We left Ned with temps in the 20’s and had some very cold conditions through Leadville..single digits …as it is now back in Ned. When we got to the cabin, the days passive solar had it warmed up to “comfortable with a light jacket”. Before we left here I made a “Fire Bag” to speed the warm up at the cabin. A “fire bag” is a brown paper sack loaded with some split kindling and a little newspaper. Stick it in the stove and light the bottom….paper and kindling ready to go. We had a roaring fire in no time. It was getting “comfortable with out a jacket” by the time we got some of the truck unloaded..working in the dark is always a pain…working in the cold dark worse. The PV system is performing well…and the flick of a switch had the LED’s glowing nicely.
The truck was heavily loaded with about 700 pounds of cement backer board and another 500-600 pounds of tile. Any guess on what I had planned for the weekend? Tori insisted that I move the T&G from just inside the door before starting any new tile work…so instead of just moving it I put it up on the West wall. Walls are a gazillion times easier that ceilings.
Once that was done I set to work on some tile below the cabinet so we could get them back in place.
I got a good start on the floor tile and even put in some of the “behind the wood stove” tile. As a side project since we had to pull the stove out to set the tile..we re-painted the wood stove and got to put in the real stove pipe and damper section. So the maxgyver wood blocks and wire tied pipe are just a memory.