|Foam insulation in the great room walls and ceiling|
|Access to my bedroom since last night is through here!|
I was always told that others knew best (mostly my father) and that I was incapable of looking after myself so I would just have to do as I was told. Then I internalized that and basically put my father into my head, again telling me what I could or couldn't do. This fact, added to my personality type (see last post), has made it so I've about reached the end of my rope. I honestly don't care about dust etc. nearly as much as I care about having freedom to make my own decisions and move unencumbered.
|A flashlight was all the light I had last night. It is|
sitting on the sheet rock which has blocked my hallway.
|The foam insulation sure seems neater and nicer!|
|Front picture windows and foam insulation|
On the plus side, I was able to manage a bucket shower again this morning since yesterday was very cold and then overnight it got way cold again, so my shower head is again frozen. But I'm finding the bucket system isn't too bad, and it allows me to have my outdoor shower so that is wonderful. And I noticed last night that the furnace ran a ton less than it has since I lost insulation months ago! It was a very graphic demonstration of the importance of insulation! And now that I have insulation I don't feel as guilty about having the furnace running (with so much heat loss), so I've set my thermostat back to 68! It has been at 65 or even lower and that is just way too cold. So there is progress and if I can just hold on, things will sort. Leigh brought me a delicious dinner last night which she got at our nicest island restaurant, The Hardware Store, and today she arrived bearing a smoothie and delicious soup from Pure, another of our island eateries which I've been meaning to try--it is all vegan and organic--but somehow it has seemed too scary. This way I got to sample their offerings in the comfort of my wonderfully warm home!