We'll also be adding their familiar (and well worn) cat tree. It's actually part of a hickory tree that P cut down several years ago. He brought the piece home intending to turn it into a dragon's claw. I looked at it and saw little carpet covered perches. P loves me and spoils me often ~ and I got my cat tree :-) The Siamese is AzIf who crossed the Rainbow Bridge a while ago, and Fiona when she was just a kitten.
And, to provide some warmth in our fine dining area, I again scored on Craigslist and sent Phoenix off to pick up this nice fireplace. It's cast iron, has some neat brass decoration, and a screen to keep the fire from adding little singed spots to any kitties snuggling up close to it for warmth. I'm looking forward to morning coffee in front of it very much.
And, the last of the wood for the front wall and computer room of my parent's home is now under cover in the old barn. The main wall will be 8 foot tall and 60 feet long. There will be a computer room/extra bedroom on that wall as well. The easiest way to figure out how much wood you'll need is to multiply for the area, and divide by face cords (a face cord is 4' x 8' x the length of your logs). So, 8 x 60 = 480 sq. ft. The puter room is 10 x 12 with one wall being the front wall of the home. That means 8 x 32 = 256 for a total of 736 sq. ft. Subtract (for doors and windows) 120 and divide by 32. We need 19.25 face cords for the front of the home. The other three walls along with the interior will require an additional 35 face cords. We purchased the firewood for this home, and the wood was already cut and split. The bark still needs to be removed ~ and guess who's job that is. I have a feeling I'm going to look a bit like the Hulk before I get done.
It's time for a U-Haul!