It’s been a while since I posted. At least one person let me know that he’s experienced withdrawal symptoms because of the lack of updates!
We spent Thanksgiving in North Carolina with family. It was a good visit. Once we got back home, I focused some time on getting my classes taken care of. I teach a Social Foundations of Education course online for a university. I’m redesigning my class for the Spring semester which requires some time and attention. I also had to finish up this semester’s class.
The result has been that I’ve not spent time working on the house. There are, of course, plenty of things to work on, I’ve just focused my time and efforts elsewhere.
This morning I decided that I would see about putting up an interior wall, though. It felt good to actually get back to work on the house.
I laid out the location for one wall of the pantry and took measurements. Malchiah helped me get materials ready and put the wall together. It went smoothly. We built the wall on the floor and then raised it into place.
The pantry will be 64 inches wide inside with shelves at least 15 inches deep around three sides. There will be several rows of shelves, exactly how many I don’t know yet. We ought to have plenty of room for storing all of our canned goods and some other food supplies.
I also want to put a trap door in the floor to allow access to the crawl space from inside the house. The crawl space might be a good place to store vegetables that like cool (but not cold) and dry conditions.
After I get some more 2x4s, I’ll build the other wall of the pantry and other interior walls. I also have stairs to construct, window sills to install, electrical, and plumbing installation, etc. As I said, there plenty to do. I’ll endeavor to keep you updated on my efforts.