I just had to stop by & warn you all. I will not be here to answer questions for about 2 weeks. I know I haven't been here much already but now we're down to the crunch!
The Carpet was put in today. No skimping on quality or especially the pad. For those who aren't in the know, you can have the best carpet in the world & if you have a cheap foam pad, the carpet will wear fast. Seeing as one or both of us may be in a wheelchair at any one time I got the heaviest rubber backed pad they had & the Stainmaster that is treated to the bottom of the loops and the weave too. The Carpet guy said it was great to work in our house, the floors were perfectly smooth, sealed with Kilz & rooms were totally empty and free of all dust. He gave me his name, home address & phone number & said if there was any problems or if I ever need anything with the carpet to call him directly & not Home Depot. He saw me taking a razor knife to shave off the little tiny paint bumps on the baseboards & said he too is a perfectionist & hates it when someone else messes with his work!
Computers: Man, mine is loaded with dust, everything still works great, except a little problem with the switch hanging on boot sometimes but I'll fix that after the move. Mindy's Scout is likewise, in bad need of cleaning and defragmenting but still zipping along.
I tried to change my Avatar but it doesn't seem to want to take.
I may have time to stop by & look at the new builds but other than that I will be gone the next few weeks. Two, maybe 3 people can reach me by e-mail, I still have to check that at least a few times a week. Other than that, sorry but I'm a Ghost in the machine, you know I'm around but I can't respond to e-mails, phone calls, PM's, anything. We have to move in and get settled. When it's done I'll post pics of the new office!
Wow, I can't believe it, we'll actually have an office!!
We got our first power bill, almost full time A/C, lots of electronics running, battery chargers, refridgerator, saws, drills, mixers, blenders, hot water, lots of power tools, everything but our oxygen generators & it was $74-!! Man I love Energy Star products! Mindy almost passed out!
That's 1/3 of what we've been paying for the trailer!
I don't yet have a picture of the completed bathroom, well it's still not painted anyway.
When I come back I'll have a full slide show for you on Photobucket. I'll have everything, doors, new window, carpet, handicap ramps, gas range, range hood, re-built cabinets, the works! Then I'll start customizing Mindy's Scout. Enigma knows what I'm talking about!
My Bud Chris, has learned a lot from me, the cabinetry he's coming back to learn on his own time. I've learned a few things from him, like when you cross 2 wires in a hot switch, the switch blows apart! He scored one & I scored one! Here's Chris, self portrait:
I've gone from 256lbs on June 30th to 220 now. My underwear doesn't even stay up anymore!!
We have 3 trees, a lawn & close to 300 flower bulbs to plant before winter hits. When winter does hit, I will be warm & cosy in the office. Then I will be back in force to help out you Scouts. Here is the office as it is today:
Special thanks to Rockr for helping keep our toes warm & toasty!! Thanks Rockr!
To Enigma, for all you do Boss, this ones for you:
Nothing like a toothy smile from gravel voice Gunny, R. Lee Ermy!
One more thing edit: Did I mention that the shower enclosure weighs close to 900lbs?? Wood, Greenboard, water barrier B paper, red shower pan, wood for the bench, V-sheeting which is Vapor sheet that roofers use, concrete, chicken wire, more concrete, thinset, tile, grout, plumbing, handicap grab bars (brushed nickel), shower door rails (Euro Style #2400), shower doors. Man that thing is solid! I feel bad for whomever wants to take it down!
Final Edit: Mindy decided I deserve a great Birthday (Sep 12th) present, so, on the 3rd I get to pick up this baby: http://www.walmart.com/ip/Philips-47...#ProductDetail
So, see ya & have a great time!!
Bri...Edited by BriSleep - 8/23/10 at 10:57pm