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September 10th, 2006

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10:19 pm - Not dead yet
I don't update this month because:

I go to work. I come home to work on the house. I sleep. Repeat.

my computer

And, because it isn't very convenient at the moment. We have one room in the house where we can get a weak pirated wireless signal. My computer was in pieces until yesterday. (With the dog bed in that room, it was tied for most usably furnished room in the entire building). (Nice floors, eh?) I put it together because I needed to fall back to it to generate the fall league rosters, a week late. Excel has some annoying limitations. I tried to plug it in to the one grounded outlet on the first floor outside the kitchen... it failed. Did I mention that gustof is going to help me rewire the building? Because it needs it, completely? Yeah.

I've learned a lot about house construction, home repair, improvement, etc. Today's big excursion was buying and rehabilitating a toilet. We're replacing a rusted out 1964 steel toilet with a 1954 porcelin model. Other tasks were installing a dryer vent and getting the laundry situation on our side straightened out, automated ice maker kit, and other miscellaneous tasks. The big accomplishment was finally getting a lease signed. Really do have to finish repainting and rewiring the upstairs unit by October 1st...

I won't be posting much, but phone calls are appreciated distractions.

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Date:September 11th, 2006 11:36 am (UTC)
Steel toilet? That sounds amazingly cold.

I've been wiring a bunch of shit in my parent's condo the past couple days. It's definitely way faster with 2 people.

You should run a coax and 2 cat5e drops to each room, too. The coax because the cable companies suck at wiring -- they will simply take their huge drill bit, put a hole to the outside of the house, go down the side, and then make another hole back in. No one wants ugly wires draped on the outside of their house. Then one cat5 is for ethernet and the other for phones.

There is obviously some effort involved in doing this, but since you're already going to be in the walls, it's only a slight increase, and it will be really nice when it's done.

Date:September 12th, 2006 03:31 am (UTC)
It's always nice to see a post from you. Congrats on getting a lease signed!

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