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.
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!