Last weekend Steve worked with our son Dan on his bathroom remodel down in Green Bay. They are laying tile and making a walk-in shower stall. So this weekend I guess that he is going back to help do some more on it.
It's kinda okay though, because it's very very hot and humid and muggy for Wisconsin. If we camped like we normally do, rustic with no hookups, we would have to run the generator 24/7 for the AC to run. And who wants that in the middle of the woods? I think the heat index today is like 105 degrees... UGH!
I think that I will babysit little Allegra while the guys work on the shower stall. Daughterinlaw Heather has to work till noon on Saturday. I can not imagine 2 guys trying to lay tile and keep track of a mobile 8 month old baby! Soooooooo Granmuddah to the rescue! Erin and I can take both babies with us shopping, and bring little Allegra back when her mommy comes home. We are gonna shop for some of the decorations, supplies and door prizes for our daughter Heather's wedding shower. That is next weekend, the 22nd. Soooo another weekend with NO CAMPING!
Looking forward to our 2 week vacation that is coming up soon--- we will go camping and we will wander and see where we end up.....
This heat is really getting to people- short tempers and no relief in sight till after the weekend is over. We don't have any central air in our log house, and there is no ductwork or vents in the walls to run it through. But we have been cool enough down in the lower level of our home, with our portable air conditioner sitting here.
It vents out the patio door and the condensation water runs out a small hose, which can be fed into a bucket or also drained out the door under the venting hose. Usually we keep it up in the bedroom loft area and let it blow down over the livingroom/kitchen great room. But during this oppressive heat and humidity it can not keep up with that much square footage up there. About 1,200 sq ft ... down here is only 800 or so. The brand name is Solaris. But I call him Mr. Robot!
Since this heat wave started, I just moved myself down to the loom room.
Moved down the portable crib for Chelsea when I babysit her
Moved down the dogs water dish to the bathroom down here
Moved down the laptop to the cutting table
Moved down to the guest bedroom down here for sleeping at night
Now if we had meals delivered, I would never have to even go upstairs to the main floor!
Little Chelsea has been coming every day, and enjoying the cool loom room too. I put her to work chaining these loopers into chains for weaving into rugs. I think I am violating child labor laws, but if the child is related, it's legal, right??? (just kidding)
Actually I am getting a lot done... I wound warp thread on three looms,
one at 25 yards,
one at 45 yards and
one at 75 yards.
330 threads per loom times three looms = 990 threads
75, 45 and 25 yards = 145 yards for all three looms
990 times 145 means that I had 143,550 yards worth of string!!!
All passed through my hands and tools to get all wound on evenly tensioned and perfect with no crisscrossing or snarls or mess-ups! This is the rack I load up with spools.. and wind it in 2" sections on each loom, turn by turn. Reloading the rack with more spools as each one runs out.
And I already wove two rugs and cut one off....
So that is it for now... but stay tuned for something *motorhome-ish* coming up perhaps by the weekend. Also RV friends Paula and Mel from are going to stop here with their Safari Sahara on their way through ... they are headed to cooler up north parts! Wish we were!