Rehabbin’ Cabin

Quantum Surprise

Somewhere, a radioactive element will decay and throw off a particle, resulting in my certain astonishment. Until then, it’s like this: Each new contractor we speak with pushes the envelope on what I thought we meant by “gutting.” First, the heating engineer talked about hot-air ducts of various diameters needing to reach the second floor …

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The Thaw

A first: today I went up to work on the property NOT wearing my longjohns. (You might ask, how can you tell which property is not wearing your longjohns? Well, in brief… but I digress.) In other news: We had a pretty great day. Marsh and I did the 2.5-hr commute, with Annie and Homer, …

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Nothing’s Simple

Honestly, we made a ton of progress today. Marsh’s dad came with me, toting his own toolkits and a huge roll of plastic he’d been hoarding — apparently for this very purpose. So now the porch is roughly weatherproofed, which will help hold in whatever warmth we can generate with portable heaters, provided there’s power… …

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