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12/04/2021 12:37 am  #451


Re: Adventures of Home Ownership

Yeah, a shame to lose that huge walk in refrigerator. LoL
Sounds like Company 3 has their shit together, at least their field guys do. Whether some other company can do the job 5% better or 5% cheaper is inconsequential, what is top #1 priority is being comfortable with the people you deal with. Not worrying whether they're bullshitting you every time they tell you something is priceless.
A/C systems have ducts and fans, heat exchangers (like radiators), but the biggie is the compressor that compresses the freon plus the motor that drives it. They're the heart of the system, they're expensive, and the parts that wear out.
When you run out of projects I have some you could tackle for practice... think of it as free trade school. https://cellar.org/images/smilies/angel.gif


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12/04/2021 8:57 am  #452


Re: Adventures of Home Ownership

@Bruce - LOL - I'm good with NOT learning all that stuff.  Yea, I feel comfortable with Company 3 - the same guy who did the estimate came back to do the work.  Apparently this is his area, so he'd be the one coming to do all the check ups, too.  The compressor was replaced right before the house closed, so that's good.  Then the furnace itself is pretty new.  The only piece they didn't replace was the ac coil.  It worked fine in the fall, but if it's the oldest thing in the system, it's the next to go

I'm going to try and actually be productive today - wish me luck

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12/04/2021 9:40 pm  #453


Re: Adventures of Home Ownership

Don't worry about the coil it has no moving parts.
Productive? How bourgeoisie. Anyone can be productive but that won't keep you young a vital. Amuse the pups, champagne brunch, dance in the sunroom in your pajamas.

Then work your ass off till after midnight trying to get back on schedule. https://cellar.org/images/smilies/oldlady.gif


You've been right out straight for months you deserve a break, you and the pups away from there.
But I know how hard it is to get the momentum rolling again.

Don't forget,doing something is fun if you want to do it, not so much if you feel you have to do it.
Anyway you're on top of it now, go get 'em.


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12/05/2021 7:21 pm  #454


Re: Adventures of Home Ownership

There's no vacation time for me and the pups.  I don't really like traveling with them.  I'm off work starting on the 22nd, so I'll have plenty of down time

Today, my friend came over to help me put up a new mailbox post.  It's official now!!  He also just bought a finish nailer so I might have to put him to work on the trim in the laundry room.

I also recently rearranged the couch.  Now, I have 3 arms I don't know what to do with and nowhere convenient to put them - lol

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12/05/2021 7:34 pm  #455


Re: Adventures of Home Ownership

Rearranged the couch ?
https://i.postimg.cc/j5YR4QTv/sectional.jpg


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12/17/2021 8:45 pm  #456


Re: Adventures of Home Ownership

@Bruce - trying to figure out a good configuration.  Seriously considering putting some of it in the library because I need a seat and it's comfy!!

My current project is trying to get some fucking design and estimates for not just the kitchen, but also the back yard.  No one is willing to do it even though I'm willing to pay.  At this point, I think I've contacted 10 alone for the kitchen.  I'm making sure to contact companies that do kitchens and bathrooms because I want to do both bathrooms eventually, too.  If I like them, I can just use the same company!

Only one landscape company got back to me initially and accepted, but I haven't heard from them again.  I'll probably follow up after the new year since it's the holiday season.  I'm also starting to find some projects and things to build out of wood.  I'm debating putting it in this thread or starting a new one.  I'm not at the level of HappyMonkey, so I don't want to drag down his thread - lol

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12/19/2021 2:53 am  #457


Re: Adventures of Home Ownership

Either way, add it here or start a woodworking thread. We'd be interested in what you're doing and some might be able to offer tips or answer any questions you have. Golly, you young folks have so much get-up-and-go, that's great to keep the momentum going. https://cellar.org/images/smilies/thumpsup.gif


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12/19/2021 7:33 pm  #458


Re: Adventures of Home Ownership

Get up and go - lol.  If I had that, my laundry room would be done

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12/23/2021 10:41 pm  #459


Re: Adventures of Home Ownership

The sky in my backyard.  I lightened the photo slightly to make the trees more visible (even though I could see them on my phone)
https://i.ibb.co/16zCjt5/image.png

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12/23/2021 11:00 pm  #460


Re: Adventures of Home Ownership

Brrrr, dark and cold...
https://i.postimg.cc/ZnyCfHdN/starstrees.jpg


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12/23/2021 11:18 pm  #461


Re: Adventures of Home Ownership

Thanks Bruce!!

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12/24/2021 11:36 pm  #462


Re: Adventures of Home Ownership

I've been listening to a neighbor's bass for a few hours now.  Awesome.  I really thought I was getting away from that when I left the apartment.  Nope.  It's 11:30 pm here and it's going strong

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12/25/2021 12:37 am  #463


Re: Adventures of Home Ownership

11:30 but a special night, no school tomorrow.https://cellar.org/images/smilies/hafuckingha.gif

I'm leaving a note in my mailbox asking why I didn't get any mail Saturday, she's cool, can take a joke.

Oh, it's Christmas, has been for 38 minutes, don't feel any different. Have a good one..
 

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12/25/2021 1:13 pm  #464


Re: Adventures of Home Ownership

It went until around 3am.  And has started back up again.  According to the neighbor, I have gun shots to look forward to on New Year's Eve

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12/25/2021 11:06 pm  #465


Re: Adventures of Home Ownership

Well, the good news is that the music stopped at some point during my afternoon nap.  It wasn't the normal people the neighbor was talking about.

Tomorrow, I'm going to buy some wood for a couple projects and I REALLY want to be productive next week.  Maybe even finish the laundry room?

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12/28/2021 10:01 pm  #466


Re: Adventures of Home Ownership

Don't forget to take a break and give us an update. https://cellar.org/images/newsmilies/guinness.gif


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12/30/2021 5:29 pm  #467


Re: Adventures of Home Ownership

I WILL be finishing the laundry room this week (likely tomorrow), but here's a teaser of the wall color.  I finally forced myself to pick a color.  I hope it's accurate, the phone is messing with the white balance, so I had to manually adjust
https://i.ibb.co/85tqXCN/image.png

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12/30/2021 7:23 pm  #468


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Pretty colour.


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12/30/2021 8:24 pm  #469


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bbro wrote:

I hope it's accurate,

We'd have never known...

And if we did, we wouldn't have said nothing.
 


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12/31/2021 1:10 am  #470


Re: Adventures of Home Ownership

That's a chill color for the laundry room. Well done.


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12/31/2021 8:13 pm  #471


Re: Adventures of Home Ownership

@fargon - thanks!
@Never - yea, but I wanted you to see the accurate color or I'd be constantly sayin that it wasn't the real color
@Bruce - thanks!

Mostly finished.   I still need to figure out how to hang a bar for hangers.  Seems like all the studs behind the machines have electric along them.  I'm going to ask a friend for help.  He's taller, so I'm hoping he can find an open space.  I also want to make some curtains for the door into the sunroom.

https://i.ibb.co/2n6xnCy/image.png


New coat hanger
https://i.ibb.co/jDRB9pd/image.png


Organized shelves
https://i.ibb.co/ZXjF27q/image.png


There's still some refining I can do, like covering the nail heads and painting the molding.  Plus some touching up along the edges (MAN I suck at taping).  But, I'm happy it's mostly done.

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1/01/2022 7:40 am  #472


Re: Adventures of Home Ownership

Nice!


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1/01/2022 4:33 pm  #473


Re: Adventures of Home Ownership

What's the round dowel/rod/pipe on the floor, flattening the rug from being rolled up?


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1/01/2022 4:44 pm  #474


Re: Adventures of Home Ownership

Thanks griff

@Bruce - it's the rod I want to put up for the hangers.  It was just there at the time.

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1/01/2022 5:14 pm  #475


Re: Adventures of Home Ownership

Oh, OK, don't trip on it. https://cellar.org/images/smilies/oldlady.gif


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