In case you were wondering...

In case you were wondering...

This blog exists to encourage all those who have ever wanted--and needed!--a tiny getaway close to home. A workshop, playhouse, garden shed, sanctuary, mini-greenhouse, studio, home office; whatever it is you need, it IS doable, with some sacrifice, imagination, and compromise.

It helps if you're handy, too.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Warmer moves...

So still no insulation under the floor, and no word from the owner of the lovely rug I liked so much--the one with no price tag in THIS POST.  Meanwhile, we hit Costco the other day and they had these little inexpensive throw rugs.  I thought what the heck, at least under the desk where I work would be good!

I had no idea HOW really, really helped, just that one layer of stuff, so once again I tried to rattle loose some response about the bigger rug...nada.

This is the rug Joseph brought with him from Virginia a couple of years ago...when we considered it this summer it really smelled musty, and I didn't think I could deal with doused it with baking soda and let it sit for a few months.  It's a bit dark for the shed, and we're a LONG way from Zen simplicity now, with that crazy flowered chair, plaid throw, and ethnic pillow underfoot, but you know what?  IT'S WARMER.

It's 5 by 8', so it doesn't cover the whole floor, but it's a great help where I spend most of my time...

Meanwhile, our beloved old electrician (I thought he'd retired, which he did, but he's BACK!) came this morning with a bid on the new plug-ins so my lamp cord doesn't have to drag halfway across the room and across the bookcase, and perhaps we can simplify the spaghetti cords of the heaters.  I also asked him about more efficient heating, and he pretty much said what Joseph has all along...we've got it.  1500 watts is 1500 watts.  Oh.  Well, yeah.  OK. <:-D

And actually it's plenty warm once I turn it up, so I'll just hush now...


  1. Gosh, don't ever hush! Keep talking.

  2. I don't think there's a whole lot of danger of that, Pablo! But I guess I can quit thinking there's a more efficient heater out there.*G*

  3. Maybe Zen living is for the warmer seasons...being warm is the thing for winter, who cares if flowers clash with plaid...warmth rules!

    Yes, please do NOT shut up...ever. Not here or anywhere else you blog.

  4. That's exactly what I decided, Joan! I just wanted to be WARM. And thank you for the kind words...

  5. Thanks so for the morning giggle: "and we're a LONG way from Zen"

    I'm happy to hear your electrician can solve some wire issues! We want you safe!

  6. Well, that is one thing that is DONE. He came, he wired, we conquered! Now I have a plug in under the desk for my studio lamp, and another plug in on the west wall. He used industrial 20 amp plugs, since that's what he had with him, and they're very sturdy.

    Meanwhile the insulation company that called yesterday, once again didn't know anything about our job (that makes three times I've explained now) and was going to call me back after lunch yesterday, hasn't. Go figure...



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