2015 06 22: today i placed the wiring for the baseboard heater that will go into the shed. the shed needs heat because it will soon contain treatment tanks for the well water.
2015 06 20: today i pulled weeds from the rain garden and cared for the tomato plants in the vegetable garden.
i also added a section to home owner manual. it was on the servicing of the urinal. the manual is required by both LEED and LBC.
2015 06 20: the house is equipped with a system to monitor its electrical energy usage. all the circuits are monitored.
today jeremiah and i worked on finishing the installation. to this time, there were no monitors for the solar arrays or for the circuits from the garage’s breaker box. now they are installed.
2015 06 13: jeremiah spent the day sealing the shed’s air leaks. i spent the day working on moving an electrical box in the shed. this is to make the box look nice when the wall board goes over the insulation.
2015 06 10: jeff wolfram, a professional photographer, and miche booz came by this evening for a photo shoot. the pictures will first be used by miche when he seeks an AIA Maryland Award for the house. very exciting.
less exciting is that i removed and replaced a cartridge in one of the waterless urinals.
i also cleaned the tape and removed the tarps remaining from yesterday’s door paint job.
2015 06 09: the plumber fixed a leak in the hallway bathroom. the tub drain was improperly sealed. jeremiah and i painted the interior of the exterior doors the same color as the walls.
as is usual, we collected all of the cardboard, quite a bit of cardboard, that ikea used to package the sofa. we set it curbside for pick up for re-cycling tomorrow morning.
2015 06 08: discovered a water leak near the hallway bathroom. prepared the exterior doors for painting on the inside. at the suggestion of the architect, jeremiah and i will paint them the same color as the walls.
2015 06 07: alas, my well water has high levels of manganese and some hydrogen sulfide as well. jeremiah and i have recently been preparing the outside shed to accept water treatment tanks as there is no room for them on the inside. mainly this consists of insulating the shed so that the water does not freeze. we spent the weekend caulking air leaks with prosoco’s joint and seam filler.
2015 06 06: a week or so ago i rented a bedroom to an intern, jeremiah wilson, working for the department of energy. his rent is paid in labor on the house. he is a great fellow and very helpful!
2015 06 06: purchased a sofa from ikea. spent all day saturday assembling it.