Well, its official! Insulation is complete!
It was very exciting in the beginning... I got to install almost all of the insulation that was under the eight to ten foot height. It was very fun. I thought about making it my day job. I think I actually said to Eldon, "We could be insulation contractors and I could do it". I'm not sure he answered me.
Then.... it got a little harder. See all those crazy angles in the dormer windows? Took me hours to get those cut and installed to perfection. (Not sure perfection was required - but it sort of reminded me of making a quilt and I thought it had to be perfect.) I started getting a bit discouraged. Just a bit.
Then this became my job. We got the scaffolding in place and Eldon moved up to the third level of scaffolding to insulate the cathedral ceiling and I became "the person on the ground". Sounds easy right? I cut and cut and cut.
And not only did I cut, but I had to carry the pieces up the three levels of scaffolding so Eldon didn't have to repeatedly come down to get them. This was R38 insulation which means that it was 12 inches thick, which means that it was pretty heavy carrying up the side of scaffolding.
I had piles like this all over the house.
I did feel sorry for Eldon being on top of that scaffolding twenty feet up in the air all day for three days in a row. He was a good sport. I was the one on the ground (and up and down the scaffolding) that was crying.
But its done now and I survived.
This morning I cleaned every square inch of the place, and decided that I've kept this farmhouse under construction so clean that maybe that's what I should do for a day job: clean houses under construction! (smile!)
Its done, its clean, it passed inspection and we are ready for sheet rock!
Continued in The House On the Hilltop - Part Seven