With the wood-burning stove in place, and the ceiling panels all up, the last major piece of the house-heating puzzle was the rest of the external wall insulation. We had already done the bedroom insulation some time back, but now it was time to complete the other rooms.
First, I went around and stuffed insulation in all of the door frame gaps using a shim:
And then I started working my way around the house, beginning with the great room living room:
Then behind the cook stove and into the kitchen. I also took the heat barrier we had been using for our barn stove and put it behind the house one:
Through the rest of the kitchen:
And finally in the library:
And there it was! Ready for guests!
And here is a picture from outside showing the lamps and candles lit in the house for the first time we had the group over for a community meeting on a cold night!
And from inside with the camera flash before everyone got there:
Once again, we are most grateful to the Lord for supplying the resources for continuing the house, to those out there who have helped with them, and we are very thankful and excited to be able to finally host the group, and hopefully in a bit of comfort. Last year, we had to cancel some meetings because the community center stove pipe is rusted through, so we’re glad we can now meet once again, to sing praises to God and learn about the Lord Christ, in unity together, we pray for His glory, even in colder weather!
May He grant us the heat of His charity in our hearts!