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by theanimal
Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: the animal's journal
Replies: 547
Views: 134269

Re: the animal's journal

From my understanding and past use, any fires are started with the flue wide open and once it's engaged and burning for a little while then the flue can be adjusted to whatever temperature is desired. I'm not sure what the efficiency of this is but I do remember reading that in the owner's manual ye...
by theanimal
Thu Sep 17, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: the animal's journal
Replies: 547
Views: 134269

Re: the animal's journal

Yes I'm not really worried about the size. I had the same model in a 144 sq ft cabin. This cabin is nearly double that, albeit a bit better insulated. It just means I'll have less wood and I keep the flue mostly shut. I had a couple nights in the past where I started a fire before bed and fell aslee...
by theanimal
Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: the animal's journal
Replies: 547
Views: 134269

Re: the animal's journal

@WRC- Thank you very much for your kind words. There is something to be said to be living in an environment that you have built and have the skills to maintain/create. I'm glad and honored to have served as an inspiration as I have enjoyed reading the beginning of your journal. ---------------------...
by theanimal
Mon Sep 14, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: I Saved Some Money, Accumulated So Good
Replies: 184
Views: 43685

Re: I Saved Some Money, Accumulated So Good

I also am reading Death's End at the moment and am enjoying it 1/4 of the way in. I wasn't as bothered by the girlfriend portion in Dark Forest but agree that it could have been shorter. Death's End has a lot to live up to after Dark Forest but so far I don't feel let down.
by theanimal
Mon Aug 31, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: the animal's journal
Replies: 547
Views: 134269

Re: the animal's journal

Thanks for the nice comments everyone! They are much appreciated.
by theanimal
Sat Aug 29, 2020 11:48 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: the animal's journal
Replies: 547
Views: 134269

Re: the animal's journal

I went on the backpacking trip at the end of last month that I mentioned in the last post. I took my dog along and went with a friend from work. It was a route that I had dreamed up a couple years ago while flying over the area for work. We didn't end up doing exactly the same route as I envisioned ...
by theanimal
Wed Aug 26, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Frugal chicos journal - ERE in Spain
Replies: 446
Views: 89341

Re: Frugal chicos journal - ERE in Spain

I'm sorry to hear that things have been rougher. I definitely find that my mood gets gloomier when paying attention to the news of the world outside my community so I try to avoid it. Maybe something similar would help? Gratitude also goes a long way, whether that be some type of journal acknowledgi...
by theanimal
Mon Aug 03, 2020 4:10 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: ffj's early retirement
Replies: 1006
Views: 233619

Re: ffj's early retirement

I'm sorry to hear about your dog and glad your mom has brighter days ahead. That roof work seems miserable with those conditions. My hat is off to you for working through it yourself. It must be a huge relief That oak is massive!! We get excited at work (forestry) when we measure trees in southern A...
by theanimal
Mon Jul 27, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: the animal's journal
Replies: 547
Views: 134269

Re: the animal's journal

Thanks all. I had my first forestry hitch and it was probably the 2nd most enjoyable stint I've had in the 3 summers I've been doing it. We stayed at a lodge on a lake that had paddle boards, kayaks, row boats and tons of birds nearby. It made for a great atmosphere to relax, take a swim and go padd...
by theanimal
Sun Jul 26, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Assessing Federal agents deployed to Portland
Replies: 127
Views: 29324

Re: Assessing Federal agents deployed to Portland

Regarding the bear analogy, if bears touch a cabin they are at least shot at, if not shot. They do not go away once finding something to eat. And I find that most people increasingly desire to be armed after dealing with bears on extended periods. Their individual behaviors and occasional aggressive...
by theanimal
Thu Jul 23, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: bigato's journal
Replies: 367
Views: 94345

Re: bigato's journal

Bigato is definitely one of the people that makes this place special, especially having been around so long. I hope he returns.
by theanimal
Wed Jul 08, 2020 2:38 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: The ERE Wheaton Scale
Replies: 240
Views: 58239

Re: The ERE Wheaton Scale

@stahlman your English is getting noticeably better! Nice job. All that time digging up old threads is paying off ;)
by theanimal
Tue Jul 07, 2020 2:24 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Fox's Journey: And Onto the Sunlight!
Replies: 912
Views: 168302

Re: Fox's Journey: And Onto the Sunlight!

What’s going on Mr. Fox?
by theanimal
Tue Jul 07, 2020 12:49 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 3450
Views: 325382

Re: COVID-19

I had to take a covid test yesterday for work. It was likely one of the most unpleasant 5 second physical experiences of my life. Very uncomfortable, I would recommend caution for that reason alone. Unfortunately, I’ll have to take the test 2 more times this summer.
by theanimal
Tue Jul 07, 2020 12:45 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: the animal's journal
Replies: 547
Views: 134269

Re: the animal's journal

Almost made it! Another good weather day and I had another day of help from friends. I had a lazy morning, going for a walk with a friend by the river with our dogs and then took a nap before heading over to the property. I did a few small things then began sorting out the walls once one of my frien...
by theanimal
Mon Jul 06, 2020 1:03 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: the animal's journal
Replies: 547
Views: 134269

Re: the animal's journal

Thanks, @AxelHeyst! Interesting story. It is kind of interesting that construction is often associated with delays and things dragging on. I'm not sure if I can think of another field with the same perception. ----------------------------------------- I got the floor in today. I finished attaching t...
by theanimal
Mon Jul 06, 2020 12:46 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Frugal chicos journal - ERE in Spain
Replies: 446
Views: 89341

Re: Frugal chicos journal

Oh man! What a beautiful area! You've had a great year. I'm looking forward to reading about many more like it.
by theanimal
Mon Jul 06, 2020 12:33 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: bigato's journal
Replies: 367
Views: 94345

Re: bigato's journal

Still going strong with no smartphone? I'd like to do the same but am currently caught in the trap of wanting too many things from it camera/maps/internet. I went without it from ~2012-2018. Maybe I'll try again soon. What kind of wood is it that lasts so long? Is it not available for purchase becau...
by theanimal
Mon Jul 06, 2020 12:29 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: mooretrees journal
Replies: 279
Views: 65698

Re: mooretrees journal

Sub floor is finished! It's always shocking how long it takes to do things. DH has skills, but still is not journeyman level for building. So each project takes more time. Also, maybe I've mentioned how impatient I am :roll: ? So much for me to learn. I've had the same exact thoughts. I feel like t...
by theanimal
Sun Jul 05, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: the animal's journal
Replies: 547
Views: 134269

Re: the animal's journal

@Bigato- I guess I should be careful what I wish for. I have friends who that happens to, people just show up all the time unannounced. I don't think I'd like that as much. It sounds like the place you're at now is a similar culture to where I was in the Arctic. It was common to see someone on my wa...