Weekend traffic

We expected a quiet weekend on the building site, cleaning and moving stuff to make it easier for Jeff and crew to get their work done. We did that, but though it started out gray, it turned out to being a sunny, social weekend, too.


We arrived early Saturday to meet Chad from Architectural Metal Specialists. He scoped things out, then Eric Gehrke arrived to paint. Friends Dick and Diane stopped by, and in the midst of a full tour Jeff Vilen and his wife, Chris, drove up. Jeff was out of the car and onto the breezeway roof to add more roof cover in no time. John continued the tour and afterward a few of us wandered to the river. We found all kinds of mushrooms (including a giant puffball, which was unfortunately past it’s prime and inedible).


We moved lumber, sorted out wood scraps to use as fire and project wood, marked the garden, took the remaining foot and old hardware off the clawfoot tub, and I attacked the rust and crud left near the fixtures with baking soda, vinegar, Bartender’s Friend and what was left of a Shaw’s Pad. (Almost done, but not quite!)

We broke away Sunday to go to Greenfield Lutheran Church’s lutefisk and meatball dinner—so good! Joel, Barb and visiting family stopped afterward by for a tour, then Bill and Karen did, too.







Lanesboro, Minnesota
Climate Zone 6 (cold/moist)
Latitude: 43° 44' 18'' N
Longitude: 91° 54' 48'' W

House Size

Net Treated Floor Area: 1,514 SF
Gross Square Footage (House only): 2,210 SF

Building Envelope

Roof: R-99
Wall: R-61
Ground: R-53

Windows & Doors

Glazing: U-0.10 BTU / hour / sq. ft.
Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC): 0.48”
Frame: U-0.19 BTU / hour / sq. ft.

Modeled Performance

Specific Primary Energy Demand (Source Energy Demand): 12.1 kBTU / sq. ft. / year

Specific Space Heat Demand: 7.0 kBTU/sq. ft. / year

Peak Heating Load: 7,047 BTU / hour

Space Cooling Demand: 0.44 kBTU / sq. ft. / year

Peak Cooling Load: 3,625 BTU / hour

Pressure Test Goal: Whole House Air Changes Per Hour (ACH) = 0.4 ACH 50


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