Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Another Day...

No work on the house today, and still no word on exactly what that insulation I found yesterday is. I worked on church media and other bits and pieces this morning, and donated blood platelets this afternoon.

Tomorrow I'm off to Camron-Stanford House to pull some more Cat5 cable. The other cable I pulled has been a major blessing -- I haven't had a single call about connection problems since then. So I'll be spreading more joy in the form of TCP/IP packets, this time to reach one of the upstairs offices.

Yesterday I cut open the new doorway from the center hallway to the living room, and stuck a stud in the old doorway from the center hallway to the entry hall (which will now be part of the kitchen). It's going to take Katarina and I a while to get used to the change, even though it only moved the door 3' or less. But it's going to have some much bigger impacts in light and air moving through the house. With the change, it's possible to see from the kitchen all the way across the house out my office window, and from Katarina's office out the living room windows. More light, and nice cross ventilation for summertime.

2 comments:

CatM said...

That insulation looks like either some kind of wool batting or else the dreaded asbestos or vermiculite insulation. Some of the old vermiculite contains asbestos. You can get the stuff tested to find out. You don't want asbestos.

p.s. I had to create a google account to post a comment, which I tried to avoid. I looked for your email address either on your blog or on your houseblogs profile, but there is none. You might want to enable people to post comments anonymously.

Gene said...

I appreciate you taking the extra effort to post. I used to allow anonymous posting but got spam. But I didn't know you needed a Goolgle account just to comment.

Thanks for the info. Here's hoping it's wool...