sunshine daydream

in advance of today’s “storm of the century”, yesterday was a beautiful, sunny day!  would have been a great day to be making some of that FREE electricity, but our roofer struck again.  so, PV installation completion delayed yet another week.  guess i was a bit premature in heralding our clearance of subcontractor hell, huh?  but, hey, it’s not all bad.  sheetrock is steaming right along.  ALL sheetrock has been hung and most has received first coat of finish.  so, with that abundant sunshine making deep interior penetration yesterday, the living space was lit up (and warmed-up!).  jessica, todd and louie made a quick tour – they LOVE it!  all-in-all, a pretty good day. :-)

bright, clear mid-winter sky.  11:00AM.  look at the shadow.  you can see that our NE to SW orientation will serve us well in the morning!

bright, clear mid-winter sky. 11:00AM. look at the shadow. you can see that our NE to SW orientation will serve us well in the morning!

11:00AM sunshine making it's way deep into the interior supplying abundant light and heat!

11:00AM sunshine making it’s way deep into the interior supplying abundant light and heat!

nice shot of our solar hot water panels (top left) and partial solar PV panels.  that metal roof looks pretty good, too!

nice shot of our solar hot water panels (top left) and partial solar PV panels.  of course, will be a better shot when ALL panels are up and running!  that metal roof looks pretty good, too!

 

 

 

 

the days between

from august 1 to august 9, deadheads remember jerry garcia (the days between his birthday and the day he died in 1995).  363 house is experiencing a bit of its own “days between”.  foundation was completed last week.  now, we await the arrival of the SIPs (Structural Insulated Panels) – scheduled for the week of august 20.  in the meanwhile, LOTS of planning underway for the “street opening”….we have to make a deep excavation into the street to access water and sewer (sewer pipe is reported to be 12′ deep!).  let’s hope my masterful planning efforts can avoid the arrival of two truckloads of SIPs on the same day we’re digging a huge hole in the street!

RIP jer. ;-(