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Lights! Music! Action!

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 04, 2012 02:04 AM
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by Steve Rapport ( last modified Feb 16, 2011



Sadly I still can't answer the $64,000 question: when are you moving in? I missed a very big window of good-weather opportunity to get the final trench dug and water service established, and now the winter storm season has returned with a vengeance we're stuck in a holding pattern. The hardwood floor, which would signify the end of construction, was to have been installed this week, but it's now postponed until the trench is dug and backfilled, the driveway is paved, and the concrete entryway is poured.

There's been progress galore in other areas, though. The installers from The Sliding Door Company came last week and set the aluminum sliders for the closet and the bedroom entrance, and they'll add the two swing doors for the bathroom and second bedroom after the floor is done; and Doty Stucco completed their work on the exterior, which is now a delightful dark gray color called Wrought Iron.

The house is secure since Jovanny and I (but mainly Jovanny) affixed a Trinity 788 biometric lock to the red basement door, which allows me to access the house using just my index fingerprint. Keyless entry is a beautiful thing!

Francisco the Tiler would also have been finished with his work had we not run out of the Ultimate Blue glass Daltiles we're using for the kitchen splashback. The 14 missing pieces are on special order and should be in stock on Thursday, which means the splashback will be completed this weekend.

As of today, courtesy of the guys from Crawford Satellite & Electronics, I'm no longer waiting for gift of sound and vision. Despite the absence of a network I somehow managed to cajole four zones of my Sonos digital music system into blasting tunes around the living room, basement and both bedrooms, while the three TVs are all sitting on their various walls awaiting the arrival of a signal from DirecTV that should arrive tomorrow afternoon.

As if that weren't enough, Mike and his crew from MC Electric have hooked up most of the interior and exterior can lights and many of the electrical outlets, and this coming weekend I plan to see The Minnie House lit up at dusk for the very first time.

We're close. Very close. Once this dreadful storm front passes and sunshine returns to Pacifica we can get this house finished, at long last.




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