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Day 7 – Rocketlauncher installed

June 5, 2011
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Since a six-pack of beer has obviously only 6 beers it was time to head home. In the morning of Day 7 I cut my first hole into the roof to install the rocket-launcher aka the pipe for the kitchen-stove ventilation. The ventilation pipe is the first thing to be installed in order to build the ceiling under-construction of the kitchen but that project ended short of being completed because I bought the wrong connection piece for the ventilation pipe. And since I was too lazy to drive to a home depot markets I didn’t complete that task.

The other thing worth mentioning from yesterday is probably the incident involving a forest fire and three trucks from the local fire brigade. Our closest neighbor (some 1000 meters away) had a forest fire (maybe some 50×50 meters wide) close to his house which caused a huge amount of smoke blowing our way. The local fire brigade sent three trucks to extinguish the fire and hose the whole forest down with tons of water. Ultimately, as far as we could see, only damage to his forest was caused and personal injuries were avoided. What however is worrisome is the the fact that the next building on the path of the forest fire would have been Villa Linnea. With a strong wind blowing exactly from the site of the fire towards Villa Linnea and the forest being extremely dry it would not have taken much for the fire to travel 1000 meters to burn down our dream (for example if it happened during the night and nobody would have noticed immidiately).

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. June 5, 2011 11:37 am

    It’s hard to believe how dry nature is at the moment. C’mon, it’s only beginning on June! we’ve had only minor forest fires at this spring/summer, last summer only 2km away was a fire that burnt nearly 50 000m2 of pinetrees.

    Hope it will rain there soon, so you don’t have to worry about the fires.

  2. June 21, 2011 2:51 pm

    Peter,

    you made very nice job! I plan also to build my own log house in the near future.

    Greetings from Czech Republic
    Martin

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