Wednesday, August 31, 2022

😎🐫🎤 Christ’s peace and presence be with you.  On Thanksgiving Day 2020 Brian and I found a two acre lot that we put an offer on and were supposed in closed by 12/31/2020.  Due to a title issue which took six months to clear up, we closed on our lot 06/25/2021.  Being that our home is a little out of the ordinary, it took three months to get our building plans approved.  On 06/06/2022 dirt was finally being moved.  YAY!!!!  The foundation has been set and now our first physical part of the house project has begun.  You see, Brian and I decided that we were going to install the radiant floor heat system.  We were a little naïve, thinking two of us could install a 90’ x 55’ radiant floor heat system in three days. God can accomplish a lot in three days, but we aren’t quite up to his level.  After five days and with my dad’s help…we have about ¾ the work completed.  I haven’t done this much physical labor in consecutive days since we closed our lawn care and landscaping business in 2011. 

Yes, it’s hard labor.  My muscles hurt.  I have bruises.  My lips, face, arms, legs have sun burn…from the ground up.  Seriously, I expected the hurting muscles and bruises, but not the sun burn.  Believe it or not, I’ve been wearing a large brimmed hat, long sleeve shirt, and pants in 90 degree weather, but working with and on white Styrofoam insulation boards, the sun light reflects off the insulation boards and gave me a sun burn. 

I’ve included some pictures of what we’ve been working on, so you can have a visual.  We put the plastic vapor barrier down on top of the gravel pad, laid the insulation board, set up the manifold station, run the Pex tubing, and top it all off with wire mesh and zip tie the mesh to rebar.  Once we complete this process, it then needs to be inspected and a pressure test complete to ensure there are no leaks in close to 5,400’ of Pex tubing.  After that inspection, then a foundation inspection has to be completed.  If all goes well, in about a week and a half, this system will be encased in concrete.

One of our concerns during this install process is our material not blowing away each night when we leave the job site, so we have to do our best to secure everything we install.  Brian and I would greatly appreciate your prayers for calm winds and mild weather during this time of finishing up the install and as we wait for the concrete to be poured. 

In times like these, we want to be the ones in control, calling the shots, and making life go the way we want it.  Although we have a hand in how things can progress, ultimately it will all come together in God’s perfect timing. 

Bless others and be blessed.

Shelly  :0)

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2 thoughts on “Wednesday, August 31, 2022

  1. Wow, you two are ready for DIY on the tube! You definitely will be in my prayers. God’s speed on all your needs for your new home, and for you both to remain healthy & no owies!!!🙏🙏🙏❤️

    Sent from my IPhone


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