Monday, June 29, 2009

The Weekend in Review

This past weekend we installed our old kitchen range on the deck. Last summer Julie found a used kitchen range on Craigslist. There was nothing wrong with our range but it had standing pilots. I did some research but was never able to get a reliable estimate as to how much propane was wasted by the pilots buring continuously. Regardless, the new range range is 13 years old but has electric ignition, a window, a clock with timers and a pre-heat alarm, none of which are features on our old range. We decided to buy the range to conserve on propane and to reduce the heat in the kitchen during summers.

We had two propane bottles and an extension hose so the only item I purchased was a regulator. We installed the range with the propane bottle out of sight under a corner of the deck. When Julie wants to bake she turns on the propane, lights the pilots, uses the range and turns off the propane when finished. The house is staying cooler.

Over the weekend we accomplished a few additional things -- worked in the garden, installed a new faucet by the large shed, completed installation of a whole house fan and cut the exterior trim to be installed on the new windows

The weekend wasn't filled with work. We watched a DVD with four episodes of the 2008 BBC production of Charles Dickens' "Little Dorritt". And we had friends over for supper on Saturday evening.

Thirsty jackrabbit.
A thirsty jackrabbit visited early Friday and Saturday mornings. (Larger version)


Blogger Alex Pendragon said...

I think it's odd that although I KNOW we have rabbits around here (I sometimes catch them in the headlights running along the roadside ahead of us), they have never made any forays into our gardens.

Perhaps it's some sort of mutual respect........something the squirrels never got a grasp of, and paid dearly for......

6/30/2009 05:25:00 PM  

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