After work today I unpacked a few more of the cabinets I could manage carrying into the house alone. My Dad is supposed to come down after work tomorrow and help me get the rest of them in and unpacked so we can install them this weekend.
Here are a few pictures of the ones I unpacked:
I don’t have any new pictures to put up at the moment, but a couple updates I guess. I had someone from Clean Air look at my HVAC earlier this week. Turns out I have a freon leak somewhere and that my system is an ancient Montgomery Ward unit. Their recommendation was that I replace. There is a $1500 tax credit going on til then end of 2010 so I am giving it consideration despite how expensive this whole ordeal has gotten. Reason #459 I should have bought a shell…haha. I may try and make it until winter to upgrade to space out the spending a bit. For now, after a recharge, the AC is blowing cold and the house is maintaining a temperature in the mid 70′s without having to run all the time. That should at least make working in the house more bearable until it is finished.
I have a carpenter who is the floor guy’s (Floor Medic) uncle working on installing the stair railing today. This is one of the main reasons I pushed to get the AC fixed this week. Last thing I wanted to do was pay per hour and have it be 95 degrees in the house. Hopefully this afternoon when I leave work I can stop by and grab some pictures.
I have Comcast scheduled for Sunday…yes Sunday, after 3 separate employees told me they didn’t do weekend installs. I wired up the cable jack in the living room and will have to find a way to get my TV up to the house before Sunday afternoon so there is some way to verify the cable works after he sets it up. I need to do some more reading on wiring Cat5 jacks as well.
I think that is all for now, I’ll hopefully have some more updates soon.
Well we decided to push the grout back. It was too much to try and squeeze into one night with my Dad leaving for Brazil the next day. I put a call in to a different HVAC contractor to try and get my air conditioning fixed. I’m really praying I don’t need a new unit. The air blows out of all the vents but it does not get cold. The unit on my garage doesn’t seem to be kicking on, so we’ll see if its as simple as a bad heat pump or a refrigerant leak. In fairness, I haven’t run the thing since I bought the house last July.
I spent a couple hours at the house tonight taking care of some odds and ends. I had to cut out the vent in the kitchen which got covered over during the drywalling process. Its one of the vents original to the house so its an odd size. Luckily, I found 2 grilles I had set aside in the basement. Both are the correct size, however I’m not sure which one was originally on that vent. After I cut out the drywall I cleaned up the rusty metal frame and louver that makes up the vent. I had some rusty metal primer on it that I had leftover from the steel beam on the patio. I then sanded and primed the two grilles I have and got them ready for black paint. The one I like best has a slight crack in the frame, but I’m hoping it either won’t be that noticeable or I can repair it some how. I think I uncovered enough of the vent to remount the grille when its done.
When I was at my parents house for Father’s day there was a pile of stuff in the garage that was going to be thrown out. I snagged this old watering can I am going to make a planter out of:
Tonight it was time to take the cardboard and tape off to get ready for the carpenter to install the hand rail.