What an astounding day on Sunday! Over 60 degrees, and sunny! It felt like late Summer. I was doing a little work outside/inside, and got to thinking about jazz. Really’, I said something our loud – the title of the post – that got me to thinking about it. Jazz tunes are largely based on studied improvisation. When something is good-enough-for-the-time-being, a popular musicianly phrase is “Close enough for jazz.” Meaning, “It’ll do.”
That’s the current state of my Endless Cabin Project. The walls are done, except for a little stretch behind the piano. And some of the ceiling. But, it’s hardly horrible work, and I should have that part done soon. On the down side, the newest development is that even with the wall heater, it’s still kinda cold in there. I can turn on the big portable heater, but it’s a pain and it uses a lot of propane. Anyhow. With just the room heater – cold. Oh, it’s not over friends. I have to insulate the floor.
I didn’t really ever mean the cabin to be a frosty Winter proposition, so I didn’t have it insulated by the builder. (Note to self – Plan ahead.) So, I have to insulate the floor. Or I could just get a woodstove, which puts out a ton of heat. Frankly, it might be less expensive too just get the woodstove. (Note to self – Add up cost of insulation, furring strips, and flooring.) Am I just telling myself that because I really want a stove? Probably.
Anyhow, it all worked out – A neighbor and I stirred up a barter – I mow her (small) patch of grass a few times a month next season, and she gives me all the 2x4s and plywood I need (plus the 8′ of leftover insulation she has). Awesome. All I’ll have to buy is the remaining insulation.
All the same, it is awesome to have it mostly set up, and at least workable. As of last week, there were still big panels of insulation stacked against the walls, and the wood planks were taking up about a fourth of the space. Nowadays, even with the unfinished nooks and crannies, it’s pretty neat to hang out in there! I had me a right nice case of writers’ block in there today.
I suppose I have another Winter project on my hands. Or, ya know, I could just buy that wood burner I want.