Wednesday, July 13, 2011

The Cedar Loft - Update #2

Everyone probably knows that the one thing you need to plan on when tackling a home improvement project is to plan on something not going as planned.  :)  That was definitely the case week before last when Jason was on vacation.

First of all, Jason was going to rent a ditch witch to dig the trenches for the gas pipe running to The Cedar Loft.  The day he was planning on it - Tuesday - it rained.  So that task was moved to Wednesday.  But Jason was thanking the Lord for that awesome piece of equipment. 

Ditch Witch....a wonderful invention!  

Digging that by hand would not have been pleasant!  He dug and I kept him hydrated!  Boy was it hot!  :)

When Uncle Jesse got here on Wednesday that week and they started to work on the a/c, there were several delays that required extra trips to town for supplies.  Then at the end when all the duct work was in place and the a/c installed, it didn't work.  After several frustrating hours, it turned out to be a fuse!  So now we have air!  

See that?  76 degrees......76 wonderful degrees!  :)  It is wonderful because before turning on the a/c, the temperature up there in Cedar Loft showed 120 degrees! 

That's the a/c unit in its little closet and you can see some of the duct work there too.
Another big accomplishment is that the insulation is in place.  It's beginning to look more like a living space instead of a framed skeleton of a room!  It's amazing what a difference the insulation made - giving it a defined ceiling area.  It really grounds the room.  It helped me get the "big picture".

The kitchen area with the little laundry area and bathroom in the corner.
The little living area with a partial view of the bedroom area.
A view from the kitchen looking over into the bedroom area and the little dining nook.

The next big step is installing the corrugated tin on the ceiling.  We hope it is delivered today and that we can begin hanging it this evening. 

So the rest of this week, while you're chillin' out and relaxing after supper, you can think of us. least, we have air!  :)


Linda - Behind My Red Door said...

WOOHOO!! A/C!! Now I am ready to pack my bags!! It really is taking shape!!

I don't do much chillin and relaxin anymore, but I am glad I don't have to do all that construction either!!

PS loved Luke's entertainment!


Hollie said...

Everything is coming along! I can't wait to see the finished product with all your great finds in place!

Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

Everything looks like it's coming along. Can't wait to see it when it's all finished.

terrypi said...

You guys have really been busy. It will be so nice when it is done. Can't wait to see it.

Sharon said...

I also can not wait to see the finished project.
I am so glad that you at least have A/C.
Have a great day.

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Hi Tammy, thanks so much for stopping by, loved it!
We were without AC for two hot days before it was replaced with a new one, I can't take the heat anymore so I'm so glad to have it!
Love what your doing there with the apartment, I'll check back to see more that you do with it and oh, I do love the red table and chairs and sofa!

Laura said...

76 sounds heavenly!

Bama said...

YAY! I'm so glad everything is working out and the problems were temporary. It will be finished before you know it. :o)

Mandy @ Creekside Creations said...

Tammy, I admire yall's determination!

I know how tough those big do it yourself jobs can be, but it's going to be wonderful in the end!

Joy ~ Doodlebug ~ said...


It was so great not to be drenched with sweat while Luke and I were out there with ya'll last night! The Cedar Loft is really coming along great!

God bless you!

I love you!


Joy :D

Joy Graham said...

Looking good! You are blessed to have a husband that loves to work on projects. Coy is not too happy with home projects!-Joy

jennifer768 said...

Tammy it is shaping up fast!Can't wait to see the finished loft.Hugs,Jen