Friday October 9
Spent the whole day (well, most of it anyway) looking at heaters online...again. I was determined to buy one today. After finding one that I LOVED, I called the company to find out when they would be in stock again and was informed that regs have changed so they are having to redesign the guts of the heater. In other words, it will be at least a year if not more before they begin selling them again. SO BUMMED! I was looking for a direct vent heater because they pull O2 in from outside instead of using air from the inside of the house. Although I found quite a few, they mostly look like one of two things, an ugly metal box (no character whatsoever), or a hotel heater. In other words I went back to the Dickinson P12000 boat heater, because at least it has a little character. It should be here on Tuesday. Wow! Getting closer!
Photo was actually taken on Tuesday October 20, but oh well. So now you're wondering what's up with the blue and green things below and above, right? Well, the studs are 16" on center and the mounting plate is only 9 inches wide. Nice. The blue and green pieces are attached to the studs and the mounting plate is attached to the blue and green pieces. I'll report back how well the heater does!
Monday October 12
Today was a good day! Nellie and I went to Grantsville, got in Robyn's truck with her and drove to Ogden where we emptied my storage unit into the back of the truck, hooked up the tiny house and drove away! I cried...for joy of course. My road trip was fantastic, and my cousins, Jason, Wendy, and Cole (and their pups) have been so kind to let me and Nellie stay with them for a few weeks. Now it is time to make Ticklebelly Bungalow my home and I'm so excited to do just that. I still have quite a bit of work ahead of me. We didn't unpack anything because I needed to head off to my niece's choir concert (which was very well done and enjoyable). So tomorrow the unpacking begins. I'm so ready to be finished moving. This is the longest drawn-out move I've ever attempted. I think Nellie is ready to be settled too. Tentative move-in...this coming weekend. :D
I got one of the biggest compliments I have ever received today. My 17-year old cousin Cole said he would be sad for me to leave because he liked having me around...well, maybe it was that he liked having Nellie around, well only half Nellie. He's a great young man!
Wednesday October 21
Ok, my brain fog is back, but that is a story for another day. I must apologize for ditching the blog for a few weeks. I've been very busy getting the Bungalow ready to move into and TODAY IS MOVE-IN DAY! In fact, it is 9pm and we are moved in. Still have a list of things to do, but the heater is in, the greenhouse where the grey water will go is coming along, we have electricity, and the stuff is finding places to live. Nellie is adjusting. She loves being here, but I think she is a little confused tonight about why we didn't go back to the super comfy bed at Jason and Wendy's. AND she is currently snoring on her pillow. So here are a few pics, and I promise to post again at least on my regular Sunday schedule again.
Must have a shed
Robyn's husband Keith leveling my spot (with Nellie supervising of course)
Ticklebelly Bungalow's permanent parking spot.
And the view...
And the stove works!
And the view to the east...at sunset
And got the sides of the table finished (still need the drawers)
And another one, on our way back to SLC.
Promise I'll post on Sunday with a pic of the progress on the inside, and the greenhouse, etc.