Grump Central Archive: Week of 20 January 2019

Saturday, 26 January 2019. Another unexpectedly quiet day. I'm beginning to think no one likes me. So I just fiddle-farted around tying up some loose ends. I will say it's nice being able to do woodworking in a proper (albeit unfinished) workshop. Random nonsense: I discovered a boot print in the concrete floor of the kitchen that I'd not noticed before. Weather-wise, we're headed for the deep freeze again by the middle of next week...

Grump Central Weather at 5:30 AM

  • temperature 22° F
  • humidity 58%
  • barometer 30.27" steady
  • no wind
  • no precipitation

Friday, 25 January 2019. Yesterday didn't look anything like what I'd imagined: no contractors showed up, so my helper and I just piddled around inside all day while it poured rain. So now I'm clueless what might happen today. As a curious aside, I have a random Pella sales rep trying to sell me windows—as if I'd be interested, since all of my windows are in already, and especially after they botched my order. And he's the second one in as many months to contact me. Obviously communication is not their strong suit...

Grump Central Weather at 6:00 AM

  • temperature 32° F
  • humidity 76%
  • barometer 29.93" rising
  • wind 1 mph W
  • no precipitation

Thursday, 24 January 2019. In spite of not having a plan yesterday, my helper and I accomplished quite a bit. Today should be crazy-busy: my helper returns, the HVAC crew may show up, and the sheetrock might start going on—all while it pours rain.

Grump Central Weather at 5:00 AM

  • temperature 59° F
  • humidity 87%
  • barometer 29.71" falling
  • wind 10 mph SW
  • no precipitation

Wednesday, 23 January 2019. As per usual, my helper will be showing up today. My problem is I haven't a clue what he should do. I'll come up with something, I'm sure—there's always stuff to do—but I don't have a plan at the moment...

Grump Central Weather at 6:00 AM

  • temperature 30° F
  • humidity 73%
  • barometer 30.39" falling
  • wind 3 mph SW
  • no precipitation

Tuesday, 22 January 2019. I don't like cold. And the last 36 hours have been freaking cold. Fortunately it's not supposed to last, returning to the 40s by mid-week. I'm very pleased by the fact that the house is holding heat very well—it's never dropped below 55°. In other news, I've addressed yesterday's written note: the countertop in question is now leveled.

Grump Central Weather at 7:00 AM

  • temperature 12° F
  • humidity 73%
  • barometer 30.64" rising
  • wind 2 mph WNW
  • no precipitation

Monday, 21 January 2019. The rain ended soon enough that the Big Chill didn't cause major havoc—in fact it was sunny in the afternoon. Meanwhile, I've heard from my sheetrock contractor, and I've arranged to have him do all of the ceilings (my helper and I will do the walls). So, the first rock will be going up sometime very soon. I'm psyched, especially since this will allow me to install a lot of lighting. Meanwhile, I've got a little corrective work to be done in the kitchen...

Also, I must convey a very special thank you to all of the people who have responded so far to my GoFundMe campaign, as it has now generated enough revenue to make a significant difference: I've decided to use the first round of contributions to help me finish the bathroom—a critical aspect of any home, to be sure! I'm on my way to making the home habitable.

Grump Central Weather at 4:00 AM

  • temperature 11° F
  • humidity 65%
  • barometer 29.93" rising
  • wind 7 mph W
  • no precipitation

Sunday, 20 January 2019. Originally predicted to be a wintry mix bringing a few inches of snow, the weekend's big storm is now just dumping heavy rain. But the post-storm chill-out is still on—it's supposed to drop 45 degrees in 12 hours. I'm glad I don't have to go anywhere, as the roads are likely to be skating rinks.

Grump Central Weather at 4:00 AM

  • temperature 42° F
  • humidity 97%
  • barometer 29.53" falling
  • wind 2 mph ENE
  • rain accumulation 0.9" over 12 hrs.

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