Tuesday, February 22, 2011

glad thats over

Recently we got a power bill that was $409. now i know we have been experiencing an exceptionally cold winter but come on. one of the things that bothers me about this(there are many things that bother me about this, this is just one of them) is that i have put a lot of time and money to fix my cost of heating and cooling my house. we updated out furnace to a new hi-efficiency furnace. we put a bunch of insulation in the attic. we went around the house and added sub walls to all(almost all. 4 still go) the exterior walls. vented the attic. i thought we should be doing good. then we got this bill and i wanted to cry. so we had a guy from a company that does insulation give us a bid and tell us what he would do to fix the prob. i payed close attention. he had a laser thermometer that he shot at the walls to give us a suffice temperature. the outside wall of lydias room at 2:00 in the afternoon was 47. well we spent some more money(that we didn't have) and went to work. i took 4 vacation days and my dad came over to help. first day we worked from 9:00 a.m. till about 8:00 p.m. the next day i was at the hospital all day with renae(she had sugary) third day 8:30 a.m. till about 4:30 p.m.(we figured out what we were doing). day 4 8:30 till 3:30 and day 5 from 9:00 till almost 6:00(we had to clean up and take back some rented equipment). it was dirty. we were in a small area. and it was very labor intensive. im glad its over. one of the hardest jobs i have ever done.

The boys wanted to help(clay was napping). Busting
holes in walls is fun.

My Dad(who rocks) inside the wall blowing in the
new insulation.

Blown insulation gets every ware. Makes
a big mess.

to get into the walls was a bit of a squeeze(being fat does not help)