16 Days and Counting

Several milestones at once!

We installed the windows in the shop portion of the Garage MaHal.

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This happened last Sunday, when the day was clear but chilly — before the current foggy rainy moved in.

Yesterday, we not only installed the “people door” to at last be able to secure the tools etc. behind a lock (and keep the dogs from getting underfoot) but also, the AEP guy came and hooked up the main power to the structure.

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Jack had been working hard, even through the rain, to prepare everything for the county inspector to come by and give the wiring and components a “thumbs up,” and the power company guy showed up late yesterday to give us power.

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No  more generator! No more leaving the big doors open just so we could see what we were doing (lights)!

With that final exterior door and all the windows installed, now we can finish the siding to be flush to the windows/door structures and get with the work of putting up the battens and trim. Looking forward to working on that this weekend, when the weather clears.

16 days and counting until we depart to pickup the Blue Roomba! He’ll come home to a house fit for a Snail King.

27 Days and Counting

Now that the worst of the weather has passed, we can really see some progress on the Safari Condominium. Even during the cold over the weekend, Jack was down at the building doing this and that. 27 days and counting until we leave to pick up and bring home the primary resident: Safari Condo’s Alto R1713, better known as the Blue Roomba.

But today was a banner day, as we had the guys come in to construct the soffit under the roof; and the garage door team came and installed the 3 garage doors. It was windy, but a good day for it. Now, if the weather holds, we can get back to the work of putting up the battens over the boards.

The rep from whom we ordered the “people doors” and the windows called, and they’re staged for delivery. Things are progressing nicely. Hoping we can get the windows this week, and install directly. If the weather holds, we’re well on track to have our house sitters take over while we’re on tour. Can’t wait.

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