The dogs enjoying the new deck.
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
The heating system has been replaced. We were told that this high efficiency system should reduce our oil and electric consumption. I hope that is true.
The hot water tank is much smaller than the original one. Supposedly, the system heats water so quickly, that a bigger tank is not needed. The smaller tank is also more energy efficient.
The install took one day. Two plumbers arrived at 7:30 am and an electrician arrived at 1:00 pm. Cold water was available during the installation, which made being in the house much easier.
When the heat was turned on to test the system, Coop, Otis and I began to roast. Extra heat on a 90 degree day is a too much!
Monday, August 27, 2012
The Connecticut State Sporting Clays Shoot was held at Fairfield County Fish and Game this weekend.
Jeff won the Class A FITASC event! Jeff started shooting FITASC in April 2011. He has made great progress in a little over a year.
Sunday, August 26, 2012
With Fall and colder weather approaching, we knew it was time to order a new heating system. We are also having the electric water heater removed. The new furnace will supply the hot water.
The installation is supposed to take 1 day. I am hoping we do not encounter any install issues. It is tough to live in a house with no running water.
Friday, August 24, 2012
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
These are the existing windows in the garage and basement.As you can see they are in bad shape. The previous owner, replaced one of the panes with a piece of wood. He then drilled a hole in it to run electrical wire outside! I always wonder what the previous owner was thinking when he was doing "home (not) improvements".
We are having the windows replaced while the deck is built.
Monday, August 20, 2012
Sunday, August 19, 2012
The new door is all glass. Cooper will love being able to see outside. I hope the quality is as good as the sales person claims.
Saturday, August 18, 2012
Friday, August 17, 2012
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Monday, August 13, 2012
Sunday, August 12, 2012
Friday, August 10, 2012
Thursday, August 09, 2012
Tuesday, August 07, 2012
Monday, August 06, 2012
We stopped feeding Otis on Saturday to rest his stomach. When Cooper gets fed breakfast and dinner Otis just sits by his bowl, with big sad eyes.
I feel so guilty. Unfortunately, there is no way to explain to Otis that being hungry will help him get better.
Thursday, August 02, 2012
At 6:45, wide awake, Jeff and I look at each other and say what do we do now ? Unlike Coop & Otis, going back to sleep is not an option. The only upside is that the grocery store is not crowded at 7:00 am.