Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Final Steps at the Cottage

This is a good morning to think about something other than meeting with Sabine's oncologist at noon... So, I will write about activities at the cottage rather than get anxious about the consultation. By the way, Sabine and I have written down some questions we need to get answered about her treatment plan and will be prepared to leave a copy with Dr Sheehan.

So, here's what has, is, and will be going on at the cottage:

John Viner from the Aikido club and energy consultant came on Saturday and we checked the cottage out for air-leaks and drafts. The machine he has literally creates a vacuum within the house and then John runs around with an infra-red meter and looks for the leaks! (I think we passed!).

Yesterday, the St Peter's All-Inclusive and Ever-Vigilant Energy team arrived bright and early and pumped 1800 cubic feet of insulation into the attic of the cottage -- it went pretty smooth!

You see in the picture Jr. Warden and Chief Inspector of the Waukesha County Sheriff's Dept. doing what he does best -- stuffing things into a system of hot air (just kidding, Steve!).

Peter is looking out the window to get Steve to hurry up even though he is sorely limping from a recent basketball injury.

And in the dusty attic, you can barely see Dave Claude in the far reaches as he holds the spray nozzle (I think Peter is giving orders!).

Tomorrow the folks from Don's Appliance in Dodgeville are coming to set up the stove, washer and dryer, refrigerator, and dishwasher. After that, it will just be a few odds and ends and then, with Kurt's okay, I will call for a final inspection from the Village. Whew! Needless to say, we couldn't have done it without all of you pitching in as you did. Thanks again!

This afternoon I will send out another blog for the day after our meeting at the Cancer Clinic.

Until then keep us in prayer,

David and Sabine

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