AC Piped In

Last week was a busy week at the house.  The AC men were here all week and now the ducts are all in and don’t take up any of the floor space, it is all in the “attic”.  Yesterday Mali came for a visit and got the grand tour,  While we were there I got pictures for you so sit back and enjoy the show.

Grab you glass and come on the inspection tour with us.  We never go without Tyler as it is his house and he loves to show it off.  Patty is never far behind when we tour the progress on he house. 

When they first did the framing Patty saw this plywood and the hole for the pull down stairs into the attic.  She thought that was so nice of them to put the flooring down in the attic.  When her house was built she and Norman had to put the boards down for the floor in the attic and that was a hard job getting those boards up through that small hole.




When we got there yesterday we saw why they put the floor up there.   This is the AC unit in the attic.  Patty’s is in the garage and takes up a lot of room there.  Tyler’s is in the attic and does not leave much room to put anything else which is perfect for Tyler as now he has the whole garage for his truck and a large work shop.  Things that usually get put up in the attic will go into the storage/craft shed out back.  He loves that and I do to.  I have always hated Florida attics, they are too hot and too hard to get into.  When ever Norman said “I can put that into the attic for you.”  I always thought, you might just as well throw it out as I can never get it down or even look at it so I just forget it is there. Now when we have stuff to put in the attic we will put it in the storage shed and I will know what we have and where it is.

Here are our tour guides.  Tyler spends a lot of time just looking around and planning.  Patty has lots of ideas but knows it is up to Tyler what he wants she may have a room and full say about her room just as I do but she has to remember this is Tyler’s house and he has to be happy with it for he has to pay for it for the next 30 years and if he doesn’t get what he really wants it will become a mill stone around his neck, so the two old ladies must keep out of it and just enjoy watching Tyler carve out his own cave the way he wants it.  


They also have framed in the widows so they are more defined.  They are all so nice and big we should get a lot of natural light in this house.  This is the slider doorway that goes out to the back yard, and here is one of the windows.

This is the kitchen window, isn’t it nice and big?  I was wondering how they would do the windows and doors and notice there is a long cement/cinder block that makes up the top and bottom of the window, they they put in the wood frame, I guess.  I will want to get pictures of them putting in the windows, I can’t imagine how that is done on a cinder block house.  The whole attic space is taken up with the duct work so now living space is taken for the pipes like you get in an old house when they try to add on the new things.

This is in above the living room and is sort of a junction box.

The  pipes all go to each room and branch off here.




This is standing in the living room look toward Patty’s and my bedrooms and bath.  The washer and dryer are just outside our bathroom.



This is standing in the living too looking toward the front of the house. That is the front window you see there and that is the bathroom  and Patty’s room on the left.   












This is the kitchen vent I hope I can reach these with my long extension duster to keep them clean.  If not Tyler will have to do that each week as the dust does collect on them.





This is the cold air return.  Look at how high up that is.  Tyler will have to change the filter on that, they don’t let me climb up on the ladders to clean so anything that high up will be Tyler’s job.  He is really good at cleaning anyways so it is no problem.    I think I have the layout correct, if not I’ll correct myself later when it is in a more finished state.









One more look to be sure we saw everything and Mali, Becca and I returned to the AC that was working.  Patty and Tyler aways stay behind  to enjoy the view.
I have been working on my bugs and my fidge magnets. 


These are some of the ones I have finished and I have three more to do.  I have valentine day magnets almost all done and will try to get some more pictures later to show you.  For now have a great day and enjoy life while you have it.

About Carol (Ouma) Petts

I am a retired teacher. I have taught all levels from kindergarten through college and have been retired now for over 20 years. The last ten years we have lived on a farm and lived off the land, growing our own food and canning for our extended family. Now we have sold the farm and are moving to Florida to truly retire. I guess I have always had a short attention span as this is our 11th move. We have moved from a small farm in New Hampshire, to more city type living, small business adventures, focusing more on traveling, Florida living, Georgia, and Tennessee farming and now back to Florida. My blog is a way to keep my children up to date on what I am doing and letting them know I am still alive and well. My children are spread across the country from New England to Florida, Nova Scotia to New Mexico and CA and several places between, They let me know what they are up to by commenting on my blog but they are so busy with their own lives most times I have to assume " no news is good news". Now I are starting on a new adventure so will try to give daily updates until we get settled into a routine. Then I know even if I am getting older and should settle down I will start looking for some new and exciting adventure to start. Welcome aboard. Norman died Oct 30, 2017 so I am continuing the journey alone with the aid of my children, grand children and great grand children. At present I am living with my daughter and we are 7 in one house and cover four generations. We range in age from 7 to 85 and are finding common ground, we are living proof that multi generations can live and function in a three bedroom house if they really want to. Soon my grandson will have his house built next door so we all will have a room of their own except for the seven year old twins who by choice will share a room.
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