Jake Is Hurting

Ok let me start by saying owwwwee. Well now that’s out of the way we live in a fairly large house, which I built myself. Its not huge, but it is to us. Its not so much length by width but its has really tall ceilings. Twenty two foot seven inch to the peak, their cathedral. On one side of the house are the kids bedrooms and on the other side is the kitchen and dining room. The living room is in the middle which goes from the front of the house to the back and our bedroom is above the kitchen and dining room. I’m going somewhere here so stay with me, and then there is the full basement. Not that this is relevant but I got away with only two support post in the entire length by beefing up the beam. Anyway our house looks like a log cabin only framed with lumber rather than logs. The two kids bedrooms are pretty big too with vaulted ceilings. The reason I am telling you all this is so you can understand the amount of space I have to heat and cool. In the summer our electric bill is about 300 a month and is mostly because of the air conditioner. In the winter it drops to about 80 to 90 bucks awesome huh, well my gas bill goes up about 230 bucks so I end up spending about 300 dollars year round for heat and air until… I bought a wood burning stove last year. This is the way to go, I thought Free Heat, just put in the wood and save some money. Let me say last year I saved about a thousand bucks by burning wood so you better believe I’m doing it again. Here’s the catch, I cut my own wood. I don’t have to but wood around here is about 50 bucks a rick and I will burn about 5-6 rick a year. So as a father son tradition we are chopping our own. It usually takes about a week of working in the evenings to get what we need but let me tell you its labor intense! Especially if all you do is sit in front of a computer all day. I hurt in places I didn’t even know you could hurt in and I’m gonna be honest it hurts to type. LOL No matter what, it is worth it even though we have only done it for a couple of years the time spent with my son is something I will never forget. Quentin’s first words this morning were are we spliting again tonight dad, some how I dont think he is hurting near as much as I am. LOL

Published in: on October 23, 2008 at 4:23 pm  Leave a Comment  
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