Oddly, we don't have much to report. Chris has been working diligently on getting the intake plumbing done. He's also been working on the hot water heater and the radiant floor system. We think we're going to need to hook it up after all. Hard to tell for sure as the house is still fairly open and the woodstove doesn't really stand a chance at this point, but we figure why not be ready if needed, right?
We're commuting for now - heading home each night and back in the mornings. Made that decision after the third straight day of waking up to 40 degrees in the Nest, under 20 outside. The whole point of getting the house weather tight was to be able to take a break if needed. I figure a good nights sleep followed by hot showers and room temps that don't make your toes curl qualify as needs. We're hoping that by the time we get the place insulated we'll be back to sleeping up there, but will cross that ice bridge when it comes.
In the meantime, Merry Christmas to all!