I gathered some scrap wood for the fire in the woodstove. In the cabin it was 10 c so yeah, better warm that up a bit. How nice is that, that I can do that now. I made a tiny tipi inside the woodstove and used a fire starter to get the flames going. It took a half hour to get it comfortable, and after an hour it was a good 15 c. I only added 2 little pieces of wood, put the air flow on medium, and then just let the fire burning up. The stove stays hot for a few hours. Around 11.30 there were only coals glowing and at 3 in the afternoon it was still a pleasant 17 c while it was 9 c outside. So the insulation really works very well, and that is without osb sheets! We will start soon with those. We got lots of osb sheets that should be enough to cover all the walls and ceiling.
I was busy all morning with putting up the moisture barrier on the south wall. I had to redo some of the things so it took a little longer. Soon I ran out of staples and had to wait for Paul to come back. He had to get some things for the cabin and came later. So I started to clean up again in the cabin. So much stuff everywhere but now it is all tidied up again. When Paul came back he surprised me with a nice iced cappuccino and pizza. What a lovely kid he is! I’m so lucky to have such a wonderful and sweet son. I was hungry so it tasted wonderful.
After the late lunch we worked together to get all the moisture barrier up. Yay! We could finish it all. This is great. It’s not so good when the insulation is open and particles can still float around in the air. Now I can vaccuum again and that will be it for that stuff. Paul left and I cleaned up and then cut up some fire wood for the next morning. Put it all ready on the deck. Then I went to see the horses and gave them their crunchies and a handful of loose minerals. Taz and Dizzy followed me into the pasture. Very brave of Dizzy. She walked right alongside of the horses. She probably is learning now that it is safe with the horses. No predators will come near them, so that means safe for kitties. LOL
I used to have the full brother of Taz. His name was Hjalmar and he was an amazing red/white cat. He loved to go for a drive in the car or truck, and would make him self comfortable on the dashboard. Especially during the winter! LOL He loved it to get water from the well. It meant a nice drive for Hjalmar. Hahaha! He always stayed around the horses. Sometimes I would call the 6 horses I had that time, and they would all come out of the woods, following Hjalmar who was in the lead! He was a very brave cat and would guard the yard, while his sisters would hide for a coyote passing through. It was a sad day when he disappeared. Not sure what happened but it’s very possible he just jumped into someone’s truck and cuddled up on the dashboard. There were lots of cars and trucks coming and going from that yard and Hjalmar just loved any vehicle. He was an amazing cat.
It was a great day and so much work done again. Paul and I have so much fun when we are working together. We form a real good team and work goes fast. It was a nice sunny day, even though it was chilly outside. But with a warm cabin, that doesn’t matter now. :-)