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My featured Merit Badge Awardee of the Week is … CJ Armstrong!!!

CJ Armstong (ceejay48, #665) has received a certificate of achievement in Cleaning Up for earning an Expert Level Home Insulation Merit Badge!

“Our home is not in need of different or replacement insulation. We have, however, replaced weather stripping around doors due to sun damage or because our former cat tore it all to pieces.

My sister, who is handicapped, and her hubby built a nice enclosed sun porch on their house and I assisted in installing the insulation in the ceiling and around the windows and doors in that room. I’m envious of this room, as it’s wonderful.

I have also assisted my daughter in utilizing curtains, blinds, etc. in her home to help insulate. She lives in the Arizona desert, so the main thing there is the blazing, three-digit, summer heat.

It’s always good to reassess insulation issues over time due to things wearing out, etc.

I’m glad our house is still in “good shape” regarding insulation in the walls, ceiling, and floor and we have insulating “honeycomb” blinds on all the windows, which makes a huge difference.”

  1. Winnie Nielsen says:

    Yay CeeJay! Between insulating homes, you have been tearing down an old camper into scraps. That must qualify for Expert level in clean up!! What a bunch of interesting projects you have been working on lately. Just leave it to a Farmgirl to figure out how to fix something!

  2. Good for you CJ ! I have heard and am considering for the upper spare rooms, (aks storage rooms- not lived in)- using the bubble wrap insulation idea I read about in I think Grit magazine. Using bubble wrap right on the windows, lets in some light, great for recycling ,but kinda too ugly to use in my downstairs rooms. I definitely am gonna seal up a lot more windows in this old farmhouse this winter. Last winter was soooo brutal and I feel we may be in for another hard winter ( at least that is what the ” wooly bear” catepillars are saying)

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