- Saturday, 1 June --- Video:
- Mandy & Michele were back today. They took the kids to the
Boardwalk so Lynn & I keep working. I finished taking down
the playset from the old backyard & brought it over, which
pretty much finishes the move. Only my tools remain at the
old house. The inside is starting to take shape. The upstairs
is fairly well organized now. Once the downstairs is done
it's time to dive into the 50+ boxes awaiting us in the garage.
- Sunday, 2 June --- Video:
- As my vacation draws to a close I realize Lynn was right all
along. We won't be moved in until sometime in July. The current
goal is to be complete by the time we leave for vacation
in the middle of July. We'll see.
The cats are slowly getting used to their new home. We don't
want them running around outside until I build a cat run in the
back yard. There's too much poison oak around and I don't know
yet what the neighbor's think of cats. They spend part of
each night crying the living room, probably just to hear the
echo. We've no furniture there yet & it looks like it
might be a while before we get any.
- Monday, 3 June --- Video:
- The painters are busily finishing the last few bits. Watch the left
side of the movie & you can see the fence also is being
completed. The building inspector showed up an hour early, so
big surprise everything wasn't yet done. No occupancy today!
- Tuesday, 4 June --- Video:
- Once again the building inspector showed up an hour before he
was scheduled to. Lynn had the joy of listening to him. He
is at best a very rude individual. Professionalism is
far from his forte.
Amoung other things we suddenly need to do:
PG&E was over today attaching
our service. They were transferring from our temporary to
the permanent service while the building inspector was checking
the outlets & much to everyone's surprise the outlets
didn't work when the power was out.
- Box in the vent pipe in the cabinet over the stovetop.
- Change the access panels to some of the heating ducts.
No occupancy today.
- Wednesday, 5 June --- Video:
- Hooray! Today we finally got our occupancy permit!
Apparently there was nothing left to nitpick. Unfortunately,
it'll be another couple of days before the gas is hooked up.
- Thursday, 6 June --- Video:
- The porta-potty was picked up today, as was all of the leftover
building material. If you watch the deck you'll see Lynn
hanging our laundry out to dry. Yep, we're really sprucing
up the neighborhood! I told her we should hang a line between
the house & the light pole.
- Friday, 7 June --- Video:
- PG&E is supposed to come
by sometime today to hookup our gas. On the radio it
advertises a ``guaranteed four hour window.'' Apparently that's
unless you actually call.
The rest of our bed was delivered today.
- Monday, 10 June --- Video:
- We were supposed to have DSL sometime Friday. It takes two weeks
to get it transferred to a new address, not a new phone
number mind you. After the better part of the day on the phone,
we finally got temporary access at about 5:30p.m.
Ernie was walking around the
house with our punchlist & putting yellow sticky-notes
all over the walls. When I walked in I thought I had entered
the Bat Cave. He has a better eye than I & noticed a
few things that we missed on the walls.
The final bit of silicon went onto our shower doors. The
guy said tomorrow everything should be set. Hooray!
- Tuesday, 11 June --- Video:
The camera is gone! It took it's last picture at 17:04 today and
now has finally been removed from our neighbor's house. Over the
last year. It took roughly 231,000 pictures. The setup had run
continuously without problem for 192 days. The only downtime was
during a power-outage. Time to archive the whole site.
Lynn decided that she really didn't like being filmed
now that we're living there!
We finally have DSL working. We'll see how long it lasts.
The cleanup crew arrived today & hauled away the remaining
trash. Ernie finished the fence
and started working on some of the punchlist items. Now we're
down to the final few details. I wonder how long it takes?