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DayCreek Journal

Welcome to DayCreek Journal. Here you will find a chronological list of all of the journal entries from the most recent to ancient history. The journal is updated frequently, so stop by often to check out the latest news. Use the navigation buttons at the bottom of each journal entry to read through the journal from beginning to end.

2014
01.26.2014 New Website: www.dot111.info

2013

11.08.2013 Still Gaining Insight 9 Years and Almost 300, 000 miles.
05.29.2013 It was a dark and stormy night.

 

2012
12.23.2012 Happy Winter Solstice
10.05.2012 Progress on the Second Floor
06.05.2012 DayCreek Update

 

2011
12.01.2011 Garage / Workshop - Part IV- The Barn Is Up!
10.25.2011 Garage / Workshop - Part III- The Barn Raising Begins
10.24.2011 Garage / Workshop - Part II - FPSF
09.21.2011 Garage / Workshop - Part I - Design
06.01.2011 PEM (Paper Enhanced Mortar) Update
04.19.2011 Cruel Spring

2010

12.23.2010 LG Ductless Air Conditioner
12.13.2010 Alex, I'll Take Great Disasters for $50...
12.08.2010 I Dig Potatoes
09.03.2010 Mosquito Boast
08.01.2010 Are We There, Yeti?
06.29.2010 Sears Craftsman Model No. 917.273200

 

2009

09.13.2009 The Kitchen is . . .
08.16.2009 A Not-So-Funny Thing Happened to Me
07.28.2009 The Making of Concrete Countertops - Part 7
07.27.2009 The Making of Concrete Countertops - Parts 5 & 6
07.26.2009 The Making of Concrete Countertops - Parts 3 & 4
07.18.2009 The Making of Concrete Countertops - Part 2
07.13.2009 The Making of Concrete Countertops - Part 1
05.06.2009 Solar Heating System Modifications

2008

12.08.2008 Doesn't December Come After June?
06.13.2008 Baby, the Rain Must Fall
06.05.2008 Herding Turtles
02.25.2008 A Real Winter

2007

11.05.2007 Road to Recovery
09.18.2007 Rainwater Harvesting
08.27.2007 Fortunate
08.19.2007 The Southeast Minnesota / Southwest Wisconsin Flood of 2008
07.26.2007 The Dog Days of Summer
05.28.2007 Health Issues
03.01.2007 The Blizzard of 2007
02.01.2007 The State of the State of the House

 

2006

12.21.2006 The Time Machine
11.14.2006 99.9 Percent Are Good
10.09.2006 The Passing of a Cordwood Legend
10.08.2006 Respect Your Elders
09.27.2006 The Story of 1H2
09.10.2006 Let It Rain...
09.05.2006 Thin Blue Veil
07.20.2006 98 Years and Counting
07.16.2006 T-Minus 1 and Holding
06.25.2006 Only 2.3 Walls to Go!
05.31.2006 Good-Bye to an Old Friend
04.30.2006 Imagine
04.27.2006 Getting to the Root of the Matter
03.10.2006 Happy 9th Bird-Day Alice!
01.22.2006 The Green, Green Grass of Home

2005

12.21.2005 The Bear Truth
12.04.2005 Will it be a Cold Winter?
10.11.2005 A Stellar Wall
10.02.2005 Earl Grey
09.27.2005 Doo, Doo, Doo Lookin' Out My Front Door
09.03.2005 Increase Your Fuel Mileage
08.03.2005 227 CoCoCo Nuts
07.13.2005 Birds of a Feather
06.09.2005 Happy Birthday Solar PV System!
05.25.2005 You've Got to be Kitten
05.10.2005 Brown Spring
04.25.2005 Earth Day
04.05.2005 Singin' that Western Chorus
03.21.2005 Old Wives' Tale
03.07.2005 Winter Heating Season Statistics 2004-2005
03.06.2005 What a Hoot!
02.18.2005 Busy, Busy, Busy
01.25.2005 January Thaw
01.10.2005 Where's the sun when you need it?

2004

12.22.2004 Silent Night
12.04.2004 A Goat Prairie
11.27.2004 A Near Deer Experience
11.06.2004 Gaining Insight @ 70MPG
10.31.2004 Japanese Lilac Tree
10.17.2004 Chim-Chimney
10.11.2004 Singing in the Sunshine
09.27.2004 Shields Up
09.19.2004 Applefest 2004
09.12.2004 Gremlins
08.28.2004 Here Toad-Day, Gone Tomorrow
08.08.2004 The Sky
07.25.2004 Whew! That was close.
07.11.2004 Nightfall at 10:00 AM
07.02.2004 Squirrel Races
06.15.2004 Harvesting the Sun's Energy
06.12.2004 Waning Moonfest 2004
06.06.2004 Design and Construction of an Eco-House
05.30.2004 Like a Kid in a Candy Store
05.23.2004 Minnesotan Responsible for Toad Strangler
05.09.2004 The Angels are Bowling
05.02.2004 Do Solar Panels Sleep at Night?
04.25.2004 On Track with the Rack
04.18.2004 Only 3,792 Watts to Go
04.10.2004 Holey Hill
04.04.2004 The End of a Legacy
03.28.2004 Here Come's the Sun
03.27.2004 A Lesson in Utility
03.20.2004 A Googling Toilet Story
03.14.2004 What's an AT-SULEV-PZEV?
03.13.2004 In Like a Lion...
02.28.2004 I Hate Those Meeces to Pieces
02.12.2004 Kilowatts Shmilowatts
02.03.2004 Solar Electric System Comparison
02.01.2004 Instant Winter
01.24.2004 The Local Cooperative
01.14.2004 Global Warming Close to Home

2003

12.23.2003 Home for the Holidays
11.25.2003 Strange Times in the Twilight Zone
11.08.2003 Got the Cloudy Weather Blues
10.26.2003 The Rice Krispies® Effect
10.19.2003 Autumn Joy
10.05.2003 Nice Day for an Open House
09.26.2003 Falling for Autumnal Equinox
09.14.2003 A Staple Diet
09.05.2003 No More Making Hay
08.30.2003 Putting it to Bed
08.23.2003 The Great Bottle Debate
08.16.2003 A Tankless Job
08.08.2003 17 Feet and What Do You Get?
08.03.2003 New Friends
07.19.2003 Cordobe!
07.12.2003 Fungus Among Us
07.05.2003 A Chilling Subject
06.28.2003 I Got So Plastered...
06.22.2003 All and All, It's Just Another Wall
06.06.2003 Wall-O-Meter on the Move (Again)
05.31.2003 In A Bunch of Hot Water
05.24.2003 I Think I Conduit
05.17.2003 In Plane View
05.04.2003 My Sediments Exactly
04.25.2003 The Best of Both Water Worlds
04.13.2003 What Season is it Anyway?
03.30.2003 A Pain in the Ash
03.18.2003 What A Difference A Week Makes
03.09.2003 Life's A Gas
02.23.2003 A River Runs Through It
02.14.2003 Wherefore Art Thou El Niño?
02.07.2003 Solar Heating Update
01.25.2003 And Toto Too!
01.11.2003 Greetings from Tropical Minnesota

2002

12.18.2002 A Winter Solstice Greeting
12.06.2002 Trolls Under the Bridge
11.23.2002 Mason by Day, Geek by Night
11.15.2002 A Close Shave
11.10.2002 Record Warm Temperatures Predicted for SE MN
10.31.2002 The Answer My Friend is Blowin' in The Cellulose
10.27.2002 A Moving Moment
10.18.2002 E. E. Foam Home
10.12.2002 It's Getting Cold
10.04.2002 A Heating Debate
09.22.2002 Déjà Vu
09.13.2002 Prep Work
09.01.2002 Sealing the Ceiling
08.15.2002 Patience is a Virtue
08.10.2002 The Big Dipper was Already Taken
08.03.2002 Tales from a Flatlander
07.28.2002 And then there were Three
07.20.2002 T-Minus 4
07.14.2002 The One That Got Away
07.04.2002 Eileen Gets a Window
06.22.2002 M.R.E.A. - Muddy Road Eats Automobiles
06.20.2002 Moving Right Along
06.09.2002 How Long?
06.01.2002 Wall Number 22 Completed
05.27.2002 Moonfest 2002
05.23.2002 Everyone Knows it's Windy
05.12.2002 Wall-O-Meter on the Move
05.01.2002 Waiting Out the Weather
04.19.2002 90° Heat, then Snow?
04.10.2002 Bursting into Spring
04.01.2002 April Fools
03.22.2002 How to build a Bluebird house
03.19.2002 The Doors!
03.10.2002 Happiness is a Warm Cavity
01.13.2002 Time to Put this Project to Bed

2001

11.19.2001 The Leonids - A Night to Remember
11.11.2001 The Second Great Wall of Cordwood
11.02.2001 Barn Board Bonanza
10.21.2001 Doing the Splits
10.14.2001 Pining for Pine
09.30.2001 Paper Wasps, Asian Beetles and Box Elder Bugs - Oh My!
09.24.2001 It's Getting A Little Nippy Up Here
09.14.2001 Trying to Get Back to Normal
09.02.2001 In Search of the Lost Cord
08.26.2001 Installing Window Frames
08.19.2001 The Shape of Things to Come
08.12.2001 Some Like It Hot, Some Like It Cold
08.05.2001 I Sawed Wood or I Sawed Wood
Supplemental All About Stuff
07.29.2001 Behind Every Cloud There's A Silver Lining
07.22.2001 The Fans Follow Me No Matter Where I Go
07.14.2001 I Lost My Bearings
07.07.2001 I Gave the Hoe the Old Heave Ho!
07.01.2001 70's String Art Revisited
06.24.2001 A Fair to Remember
06.15.2001 One Thing Leads to Another
06.01.2001 Snap, Crackle, Pop
05.22.2001 The Chop Saw gets the Ax
05.08.2001 The Writing is in the Wall
05.05.2001 How much wood can a chop saw cut if a chop saw could chop wood?
05.03.2001 To Use Paper or Not?
04.28.2001 Spare the Rod and Spoil the House
04.11.2001 Has Anyone Seen Our Road?
03.26.2001 Return to Day Creek
01.27.2001 Bob Schneider's Cordwood Chopsaw
01.14.2001 Insulation for Double Wall Cordwood


2000

12.14.2000 Interview with James Juczak
12.04.2000 Double Wall Options
11.04.2000 Look! There Goes A BTU into the Floor
10.28.2000 And the Leaks Shall Inherit the Earth
10.21.2000 Down in the Trenches
10.15.2000 Ladybugs Crash Solar Panel Raising Party
10.01.2000 What is he Building Now?
09.24.2000 Poles in the Holes
09.01.2000 Like a Bridge over Doubled Circulators
08.20.2000 Preparing for the Solar Collector Raising Party
08.05.2000 I Was Floored
07.28.2000 Go Pound Sand
07.15.2000 Working Under the Floor is a Real Drain
06.25.2000 Pondering the Potential Possibility of Papercrete Mortar
06.11.2000 Insulating the Sand Bed
05.29.2000 I Dig Memorial Day
05.20.2000 A Visit from Cliff Shockey
05.07.2000 If It Ever Rains
04.27.2000 Building Window Frames
04.09.2000 MREA Workshop
04.02.2000 Window Shopping is a Pane
03.27.2000 Watt A Design
03.20.2000 Rainwater Collection System
03.12.2000 Putting It All Together
03.05.2000 Heating System - Backup
02.27.2000 Heating System - Solar
02.12.2000 Taking the next step
01.26.2000 Facelift for DayCreek.com
01.03.2000 Board with Y2k

1999

12.12.1999 Just in time for Christmas
12.05.1999 It's getting closer
11.20.1999 Biosphere 2 and the Leonids
11.12.1999 Up on the roof
10.28.1999 Good to be back
10.03.1999 Good-bye for a while
09.25.1999 It really does roll down hill
09.19.1999 I've got to vent
09.12.1999 Oh deer!
09.05.1999 Truss me
08.28.1999 House in the mist
08.21.1999 Sliver me timbers
08.14.1999 Where to put 32 trusses
08.07.1999 Build it and they will come
07.31.1999 Surely you joist, things are getting batty up here
07.25.1999 I've seen fire and rain
07.18.1999 All hands on deck
07.11.1999 We're not in Kansas anymore
06.27.1999 The fun and girders show
06.19.1999 Things are beaming along
06.12.1999 I've never seen flies with antlers
05.23.1999 Footings - Part III
05.09.1999 Footings - Part II
05.02.1999 Footings - Part I
02.14.1999 What to do during the winter

1998

10.25.1998 Good times, bad times / rubble trench part II
10.18.1998 Good times, bad times / rubble trench part I
08.12.1998 Cabin fever
07.19.1998 Excavation begins
04.01.1998 First quarter update
02.08.1998 The 2nd great wall of cordwood

1997

11.29.1997 The great wall of cordwood
11.19.1997 Well, so much for being neatly stacked
10.20.1997 The road is in...
10.01.1997 We're back from Ontario
09.07.1997 The pole barn is up!