Monday, April 25, 2005

Moving In

Well, it is now no longer the work site, it is our house. We moved in! It’s been a rocky ride but we now live in our new house. There is not much in the house to make it cozy. There are the bare essentials, a sink, toilet and heat.

We found out last week that there is a problem with the plumbing and electricity. The plumber put a drain line right above the breaker box. This does not meet code so it’s needs to be changed. Our options are either move the drain line way out into the living room or move the electrical box. The electrician wants $700-800 to move the box. I have not talked to the plumber yet. The electrician thinks that we should get it paid by the plumber. I really dread the resolution. That said we need to resolve it because it is holding back the house.

I have fallen behind in all of my classes, so the house is going to be put almost on hold until after the end of the semester. I will do some work, but I do not want any more C’s this semester.

Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Roughed in

The house is really starting to come together. We got the plumbing and HVAC roughed in and inspected. There were a few hiccups along the way. Working with a HVAC guy doing this on the side saved us a bunch of money, but we still paid for it. He didn’t start on time. When he did we had to cut some of the brand new plumbing out. He pissed off the neighbors by working too late at night. When he finally did finish some of the work didn’t pass inspection. I guess you get what you paid for.

On the plus side we got the few items we decided we needed to move in: heat, sink and toilet. There are no walls, so there is no privacy, but we can move in. It works out well because our land lady really wants us out.

I’m personally getting to the point where I don’t feel the fire under me quit as bad. I want to work, but I really have to concentrate on doing well in school so the house is not as urgent as it once was. I may reconsider when I start trying to live without a stove or a shower.