Archive | July, 2012
I’ve had this item for 3 weeks now, and I can’t believe I have waited so long to tell you about it. It is the Orbit Mist Cooling System; I bought it online from Lowe’s. We have been having 100 degree temperatures here for nearly the entire month of July. It is hard on people and animals alike. My dogs are out in the back yard, and they have a little shade but it is still stifling hot in the pen. I put 2 fans to blow on them and added this misting system.
It blows a light mist and really helps cool the air, especially in front of the fans where I have it blowing. I was worried the dogs wouldn’t like getting wet but they love it. The mist must make them really cooler because when I turn it on around noon, they just stand there and lap it up! It is really designed to go on a patio umbrella or something similar.
I just clipped it onto the fence above the fans and the dogs just lie there and sleep all afternoon. So If you or your animals are suffering through the heat, you may want to check this out. This only cost $15.00, but they have larger and more elaborate systems if you want to get something bigger. I might get another one and put it out under the patio for us! Stay cool.
All of the windows were installed this week.
They are very well insulated and have a high e value. They are brown on the outside and white on the inside to match the décor.
They brought the shower/tub units in before they sealed up the outside walls. The units are so big they won’t come through a doorway.
There are a couple of places where we will have sliding pocket doors and the frames have been installed for those.
You have to be careful where you walk, there are air hoses and electrical cords running everywhere!
A lot of things are going on this week. For one, the roofers got started.
They started off in the front, it is slow going with all those valleys to work with.
That is some hot, miserable work in this weather for sure.
The roof on the front is complete.
Now, they are on the west side, using those rickety ladders as scaffolding.
I’m going to stay down here on the ground.
A lot of things are happening at once now. We made a mad dash to Memphis to pick-up the fireplace insert we bought last April.
Here it is sitting in it’s proper place in the corner so they could get the chimney installed.
This is the double-walled pipe we are using. We went with an insert because it was less expensive and safer. The manufactured box is rated for a hotter fire than most brick fireplaces and is still cool enough on the outside to allow wood walls to be within 2 inches of the metal.
This is the chimney box, covered with roofing felt. The bricklayer will install some sort of thin stone veneer to the outside once Sweet Thing picks it out. More to come!