Monday, October 3, 2011

Brrr… Our first cold spell

3 nights ago, we were hit by a sudden cold front.  What was thought to only be a bit of chilly weather, turned out to be down right freezing!  The days feel great, but this southern couple is not used to the deep low temperatures this cabin reached as the sun slept!

We live in hot, humid South Carolina, USA!

Only days before this cold front reached us, we were sweating in shorts, tank tops, and flip-flops!  Quite fortunately, the night before it hit us, I saw a faux quilt at Walmart that I really liked, and we bought it.  (I don’t usually shop at Walmart, but I was on a desperate search for orange spray paint that was not a gloss… No luck there, either!)  The quilt sure helped us, but it won’t be long before that just won’t be enough.

So now that we have reached payday, and paid all our bills for the month save one, we knew it was time to get some form of heat in our cabin!


With some ideas in mind, we set out on our search.  We had different things in mind, but we found a great compromise in an electric faux fireplace.  It looks so great in our little cabin!  $99 and it requires less wattage than even the smallest space heaters!  It is rated for 400 square feet.  That is more than double what we need!  We weren’t sure if our currently low electric supply could support the heater, but we used it last night and it worked great!  As you can see, even Spencer loves it!

Now the race is really on to finish installing the electrical wiring, and put the last of the walls up!  We, also, need to finish insulating the walls and ceiling, and seal the seams.

We don’t have much of a floor, yet, but that isn’t a top priority right now.

Check back soon for more updates!  We would love to know what the bets are on our survival of our first winter in the cabin! LOL  Winking smile

1 comment:

  1. This concept sounds good. Have you done anything recently to the shed and whats your longer term goal? thanks