Wednesday, January 6, 2010
398: creepy basement
This is how I got through last night's insanely creepy journey into the basement: the dogs were there to keep me company (and were braver than I), and I pretended like I was spelunking rather than being beneath the entire house. It became an adventure that way, and I stopped shaking as much, which is really not handy when dealing with superhot work lamps and box cutters. You can see the full picture set here.
I would like to put in eco-friendly insulation, but the only stuff we can find locally is the blow-in sort, and Ryan wants to use the kind that comes in sheets. Online, it's easy to find eco-friendly insulation, such as this, but I get the sense Ryan would prefer not to have to order in but pick up at a store. Anyone in the Twin Cities area have any tips for this?
Some other bits:
- I enjoyed this poem, "All Wet and Shine" in Orion Magazine.
- I just subscribed to Organic Gardening. I think fantasizing about summer vegetable gardens seems par for the course in sub-zero January. I think I might use the garden mapping Angie used this year.
- Michael Pollan has a new book. It seems to be designed for the reader on the run, I believe, which seems so very ironic, given the importance given to slowing down with meals. Of course I ordered it. I'll read it s l o w l y to compensate.
- I'm super-excited to be borrowing L + A's snowshoes sometime soon, just to see if it's something Ryan and I might enjoy doing on a more regular basis.