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  • “The Return of the Energy Evaluation Inspector.” Will he really come and do a post-mortem (post-vivum?)on the new system?

  • Ampersand with Tubes. I think I need that giant sized on my living room wall. It speaks of the continual quest to better oneself through making a big mess.
    And your big shiny duct is delightful as well.

  • Looking forward to part le fin avec chaud.
    I’m into the third week of a one week living room ceiling repair. What to do?

    Don’t be letting people spray the WD-40 on the circuit board! Gave me a start to see that can sitting so close to what is obviously at least part of the brain of the whole system.
    In spite of all the trouble and mess I think you can be very Thankful that you are able to afford to invest in the endeavor. This is what is known as a good sort of mess.

  • Puts my own Thanksgiving plans in perspective! Enjoy your fambly time! 🙂

  • That row of miniature boxwoods is going to get the Boxwood Congressional Medal of Honor. Such bravery in the face of mortal danger.

  • I’m sure this will be a wonderful improvement to the quality of life inside your house but I’m just wondering….did any other bushes (I remember seeing the sacrificial box woods or perennials die in this project? I’m worried about the yard!)

  • I recognized The Big Box of Geothermality! It looks remarkably like ours, right down to the circuit board. I must say I am enjoying your renovation project much more than our own 😉

  • I love Andy Goldsworthy’s stuff…… the slate houses at the Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh were my favorites, but now I love the wandering wall at Storm King Sculpture center best. Next time you go to Rhinebeck, detour to the other side of the Hudson….. you can see the wall from the NY Thruway, but it is best up close, so you can enjoy seeing it disappear into a lake.
    Your project looks like it has fabulous potential. Enjoy the family!
    Barbara M.

  • Enjoy! We are toughing it out with only 15 sleeping in this week. Just hung up with the lost brother (“the garmin made us go over the bridge”), so we will all be here!
    Hoping you are warm enough to enjoy the turkey!

  • Years from now, you’ll be referring to this Thanksgiving as the one with the suspicious-looking stuffing. “What’s that pink stuff?”

  • Your adventures are awesome. Your yard may not be the prettiest, but most of Thanksgiving is inside.
    I only have 6 over, but it is still a ton of food!

  • Spoiler Alert: “War Horse” – the Horse lives.
    If you get to NYC, see the play — amazing puppetry. Based on a children’s book, actually. Horses, and horror of the trenches. Shades of Vera Brittan and Downton Abbey.

  • It has been so fun reading your trials and tribulations in geothermal land. I just had to read the installments to my husband. He never knew these knitting blogs could be so interesting. Happy Thanksgiving.

  • At least you’ll have something to talk about with the guests. 😉

  • “It is a group that really puts the thanks into Thanksgiving.” Thank you for that. Long story/not my blog but thanks!

  • Hope the geothermal thing works out. They are starting to do that around here too. Have a great Thanksgiving!

  • But, do your Thanksgiving guests know what they are getting themselves into??? I was already wondering how your immediate family is coping around all of the construction/mess, but that many guests also???? You’re a braver soul than I, Ann Shayne.
    Mary G. in Texas

  • Your new attic ducts are a thing of beauty. Happy Thanksgiving!

  • Thanks for the laughs!

  • Thanks for the laughs!

  • Can’t thank you enough for the photojournalistic approach to this astonishing foray into home improvement. Your good humor in the midst of the mess is truly inspiring. It’s all very educational as well as funny. Perhaps you can be some sort of poster child for geothermal companies and get a big discount on the installation.

  • You are BRILLIANT with the art photos. I thought gallery art as soon as I saw the first image. Way to make it work for you, girl 🙂
    Agree with previous post – you should be their promotional story, “making geothermal approachable and friendly” – and get a big discount or royalties on their use of your media…..

  • Sugar, I think I could smell your turnip greens through the ducts over here in Hickman County. Don’t you need just a bit more bacon grease? Hmmm? That pie smelled good, though. 🙂

  • I would totally pay for a limited edition print of “ampersand with tubes”, signed by the crew of the project.
    Thanks for another photo-heavy piece of the documentary.

  • It is chastening to read about your good humor in the face of renovation. I spent the days of my (minor) renovation) in uncontrollable weeping. Good for you!

  • I just love your sense of humor & how you’re making us enjoy the whole thing right along with you! I truly hope your holiday was fantastically wonderful, and that soon peace will reign & you can think & knit again.

  • Hahaha, I’m also a fan of “Ampersand with Tubes.” This looks like quite an undertaking – best of luck, and hang in there! Happy Thanksgiving!

  • I first heard of Andy Goldsworthy on this past Thanksgiving. On our way to our Thanksgiving dinner, we hunted down the two AG installations in the Presidio in SF. One of them we nearly missed. It was a serpentine line of logs. That’s it. The other one, according to my husband, resembled the former Texas A&M bonfire.