A Step in the Forward Direction

Posted on October 4, 2013 by Bedfordlandings

At Bedford Landings, this was a week of identifiable progress and sad incompletions. Pro-siding completed the siding and gutters then erected their scaffolding Monday to mount the two ceiling fans and the chandelier. They are gorgeous here’s a link to a little video I took while enjoying the glow of my lumens!

We kept the new lights on until it got dark just to see what the chandelier looked like from the outside.

The First Lights of Bedford Landings

The First Lights of Bedford Landings

Between my faculty job, running to get additional electrical supplies, helping Jack pull electrical wire, and going to the doctor to see why I can’t walk,  I am whipped and so is Jack.  We can barely walk and have aches where we didn’t even know we had muscles and tendons.  Building a house is not for sissies!

About 3 weeks ago, I fell through two porch joists by stepping on a board that wasn’t anchored down.  Looking like an episode of the Three Stooges, I found  myself face down with my left knee bent between joists and my right leg dangling, unable to touch the ground.  I couldn’t push up to get myself out and our neighbors along with Jack had to lift me by the shoulders to get me out.  I thought that the cut on my wedged leg was the worst part, but after 3 weeks, I have decided that accident is what caused my groin/hip muscle strain.  The doc put me on Prednisone  (link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prednisone) for the inflammation.  I have been hobbling around like Grandpa on the Real McCoys (remember that show?)

We were so hoping to complete the wiring to call for the inspection on Friday, but as it is nearly 7:30 pm on Thursday and we are just coming in from working at the house. Disappointed, we didn’t get it done but it WILL be done for the Monday inspection! What we have left is the two water heaters, the oven, and the workshop lights and outlets circuit, and 3 HVAC circuits.   I bet we have used more than 12 rolls of the 250 foot rolls of wire.  That is over 3000 feet of wire.

Our friend, Bill is coming to lend a hand tomorrow and I know Bill doesn’t like wiring.  So Bill, you may want to consider going to that wedding shower with your wife in lieu of wiring. But if you come, we have other more fun tasks like more decking and installing subflooring in the loft areas.

After the Chandelier celebration, I didn’t take any more photos this week, but Jack took a few pictures; one of me wiring and one of Kramer supervising!  Until next week, we will keep stepping forward one step at a time!


Lassoing the Bull!

Kramer advising how to connect power to the HVAC system

Kramer advising how to connect power to the HVAC system


Sheridan on October 4, 2013

You light up our lives. You bring us hope to carry on.

Marion Wetcher on October 4, 2013

YIKES! I think right now you guys need me to be funny......right? BUT.....I can't think of anything funny to say. You guys have worked sooooooo hard on this magnificent dream of yours and I'm so in awe of all the work you've done. Your home looks terrific with the light shining through the windows! WOW!!!! Be careful .....take care of your bodies my friends. HUGS!!!!!

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