well, here we are at the end of 2013. so much has changed!
another panel of my fence came down while i was out one day, but it was all planned. sorta. i offered the shed in my yard to a neighbor and he had someone use a bobcat/forklift to move it. okay, i wasn't there to see it, but the tread marks and downed panel speak to a larger-than-my-patriot type of vehicle. anyway, i'm glad it's gone and really happy that it was put to good use versus my chopping it up for fire pit wood.
that was in october, then i transferred to a new job in november...on veteran's day. with my degree completed in august, i moved on to more interesting work and better pay, but i can still work per diem/extra at the old job because it's within the same department. kinda cool until you realize you're working all the frickin' time. i do this mostly for the improvements to my house, and one very much needed improvement is insulation.
i just checked out mass save home energy service programs and it looks like i can get the house insulated for next to nothing. nstar will cover $2000, the irs will credit $500, and the energy assessment is practically free (if you have knob and tube wiring, the cost of updating electric work is on you.). yes, winter is a week away, but letting the heat escape is wasteful. adding insulation means i'll be saving a few pennies and the house will feel cozy.
cozy is good.