Tuesday, November 30, 2010

We have a driveway!

Not much has happened in the last month or so.  We have been battling the torrential rains of the coastal winters and the house has had a tough time drying out.  For all you potential Adair homeowners, I can tell you that this has been the most frustrating part.  For the most part, Adair has done everything possible to insure the house drys out (don't get me started on the front doors) but mother nature was not cooperating.

Last weekend we got the thumbs up for insulation installation, and the insulators had a bit of a tough time with the road (or lack of).

I had to do something about the road for the drywall delivery and the finish package delivery.... so I hired Vern Wiles again to bring the road to the front doors.  Vern did a GREAT job with our access road and even through in a free rental of a couple ramps!

Looking towards the top

From the front door, looking back

Garage door

Friday, November 5, 2010

Low Voltage

So not much has happened in the last couple weeks.  We've got quite a bit of rain over the last 20 days or so, and I'm just waiting for the house to fully dry-out.  Josh informed me that his first moisture reading was fairly promising and that maybe a few more days is needed to fully dry-out the house.  This is good news considering I don't even have power into the new meter yet (thus, no heaters).  The county wanted $75 for a permit for me to run the feeder wire 30 feet into the meter base from the PUD hand-hold.. BS...  So I called asking if the original contractor could run it for me..  I would rather pay the $75 to the electrician instead of the county in "fees".

Russ and I ran 21 CAT5e drops and 6 speaker wires last night.  Tonight were going to run the rest of the speaker wires and do some clean-up in preparation for insulation.

21 drops, 2 in every room, 5 in the living room, one to each corner of the house for security cameras

We ran a LOT of Cat5e

Special low-voltage electrical "boxes"