(4)Monday February 18, 2002 - Today I put together the lazy
susan to go under the sink and built one of the drawers for the
bathroom vanity. Patti came and continued working on the tile. Roy
is down again helping with installing light fixtures, plumbing fixtures,
switch plates, outlet covers, etc. All of this stuff is time consuming
and I trust him to do it. One of the painters came back to work
on the exterior doors and on touching up the places where the other
guys missed or oversprayed. I have tools at the house and we couldn't
arm the alarm system so I spent the night out there. The AC guys
came and did a little more on the system but didn't finish. They
will come back on Wednesday to test the system.
(4)Tuesday February 19, 2002 - I hooked up the electricity
to the AC system so it can be tested tomorrow. I also installed
one of the base cabinets in the kitchen and installed drawer slides
on the vanity. I still have one more drawer to build for it but
I can't put it down until we finish the tile in the bathroom. It
sure is nice to have water.
(5)Wednesday February 20, 2002 - The painters hung all of
the doors and are now finished. I got the bill for the well which
went $6700 dollars over what I budgeted. Good thing I am saving
money elsewhere. I think the septic system will go over about $2000.
Patti and I worked a little more on the tile today while Roy spent
time installing plumbing and lighting fixtures.
(5)Thursday February 21, 2002 - Well today was an exciting
day. Roy came out and worked on more plumbing fixtures. At lunch,
a Spanish speaking individual came into the house and started rattling
off a bunch of stuff. Neither Roy nor I knew what he was saying.
He motioned for us to follow him so we did. He and another guy were
cutting and burning trees on the lot next to mine when their fire
got out of control. I ran back to the house and got my chain saw,
shovel, rake and machete and called 911. Roy drove the truck up
the subdivision entrance to direct the fire rescue team to us while
I went to work with the chain saw trying to clear as much brush
out of the path of the fire as possible. The firefighters arrived
in a short time and stood there and asked me if I had it under control
or if I wanted them to put it out. I told them that I was not a
firefighter and I wanted them to tell me if it was under control.
Well they ran the hose to the fire and soaked it. Boy was that close.
Later that afternoon Roy and I installed a ceiling fan and a bunch
of outlet and switch covers. Also the AC guys came out and did the
final adjustments on the ac system so now we have working heat and
AC. It is starting to look like a house.
(3)Friday February 22, 2002 - Patti came by and worked on
the tile in the hallway some more. I cut some tiles for her but
mainly worked for my day job today. Check out the tile I had to
cut to fit around two doorways:
(0)Saturday February 23, 2002 - I spent most of the day
working for my day job.
(0)Sunday February 24, 2002 - I also worked on my day job
today as well.