Thu, 18 Mar 2021

Further Adventures in Drywall

— SjG @ 9:33 pm

More progress today. Now the rumor is the power will be out tomorrow or the next day.

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Wed, 17 Mar 2021

Electrical Drywall Extravaganza

— SjG @ 5:27 pm

So while one part of the crew has been putting up the drywall, another part has been preparing the electrical panel. The original house is getting a new panel; it’s still not exactly clear to me how they’re all going to interconnect along with the solar. There are other parts I don’t really understand, like running a new ground all the way to the front of the house to connect to the plumbing when there’s plenty of ground right under the main panel. I expect there’s a good reason; perhaps to guarantee all the pipes are actually grounded to one another?

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Mon, 15 Mar 2021


— SjG @ 12:20 pm

Since the front yard got all torn up, we’re re-arranging it. That involves moving plants, stone, and irrigation around. So I spent part of the weekend digging up sprinklers and redoing them. Two of the three revisions are pictured in the gallery, along with a construction inspector who showed up unexpectedly.

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Wed, 10 Mar 2021

You Can’t See the Roofing

— SjG @ 3:46 pm

There hasn’t been much visible work while waiting on inspections, and then the crew worked for a couple of nights until after dark. Even during this morning’s rain, they were working. Fortunately, they’d put the roofing on yesterday. We also had the alarm guy come and do the prep for the alarm system (no photos of that stuff, for obvious reasons).

In any case, I finally got in again today. They’ve been readying for the stuccoing, and they’ve got much of the insulation in. It’s weirdly silent inside compared to how it was before!

There’s been some friction over communication. The sprinkler pipes in both front and back yard were still broken, even after we’d been assured they were all in order. There has been some repair work, but I’m not sure that this has been resolved yet. On another front, we went through paint color decisions for the unit, but then were later told that only stucco staining options were available.

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Mon, 1 Mar 2021

Rocks and Windows

— SjG @ 5:56 pm

The front yard is getting reorganized now that the plumbing is done. A plan was formed, and stone is being moved about. There will be a lot of subsequent work, involving sprinklers, transplanting roses, and more, no doubt about it, but it won’t just be a bunch of muddy holes for much longer.

The unit itself has had the windows and exterior doors installed! I was anticipating roof work. Meanwhile, the driveway wisteria is celebrating with some of the first blossoms.

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