The end is nigh... check and double check, boys; we're wrapping up soon! This is the House Report on week 32 of the build project.
(If you were wondering why that sounds bizarre, check out the Verge's 90 Seconds on the Verge tech news overview video clip.)
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You've Got Mail... and You Can Sorta Get It
Way back when they built the mailbox, the brickers didn't quite realize that we needed to get in the back of it. Hence, we couldn't open the back panel at all. They did some work on it, so now you can open it to almost 45 degrees... and get some mail. Barely.
Grass + Winter = Slow To Implant
Sod was installed on Monday, however it has been disturbingly slow to take. We believe that the winter like temps we've been having can't be good for it, however the rest of the shrubbery seems to be doing fine. We'll see if the grass takes and survives through the winter.
Data Connections? Check!
|From top to bottom: Coaxial (Cable), Ethernet RJ45 CAT-5 (Internet), RJ11 (Phone)|
Each and every room in the house has at least one data connection panel, which will allow for hardwiring a phone, a cable box, and a computer to the internet.
|A look at where all the wires will be connected.|
The two car garage got its own motor on Tuesday, and it works well. Softer yet louder (engine is immeasurably softer than the one in SoCal, but the door itself is creaky. Perhaps some WD-42 is needed?), it works extremely well. The catch? We only only get one garage door motor in the contract, so the second one needs to be paid for out of pocket.
We got manual dimmer switches for dimming our lights in the kitchen, they glow when they are in the off position.
Roof on the "Chimney"
We have finally got an actual roof over the "chimney", so that's cause to rejoice.
Time is running out, and we're getting pumped for the day when the house is going to be finished. It's so very close, and we can't wait for that day to come. Keep a close eye out on Google+ for us, we'll let you know the instant when the House becomes a Home!
In other news: We salute all of our brave men and women in the United States Armed Forces, both past and present. We thank you for your service and your bravery. God Bless.