Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Finally!

I have been so bad about posting lately or not posting I should say. What's been going on lately just has not seemed that interesting so I haven't been excited about putting much up. I mean, it's very exciting to me but I think would not be that thrilling to other people. Anyway, we got the power actually ran to the house!! After all this riggamaroll (?) about finding an 18' pole for our temporary, Allen came to me the other day and said he thought that the pole he had all this time was 18'. He thought previously it was 16' but didn't check it. I know everyone out there has felt that desire (that I felt then) to choke the crap out of someone at some time in their life. But, it was okay. We now have plenty of 18' pressure treated timbers. Should we ever need one again.
And when you put all those wires together, you get this!! Yea!! I couldn't help but have my feelings of joy dampened just a little by what we had to pay for 200 amp service wire though. All wiring has gone up tremendously lately. They tell me it's China's fault. Concrete has skyrocketed too. I finally got quotes from 2 different places on my windows too. Another sobering reality. I really wish I could have salvaged some windows from somewhere but that just didn't happen so they are going to be one of my bigger expenses. But I really can't complain because of all of the stuff I have gotten for free. And once again, Lowe's and Home Depot have been beaten out by the little local building supply. Do not ever assume, as alot of people do, that those big stores are the best deal. A building supply in a nearby town beat Lowe's quote by a considerable amount and I just can't see how that is possible IF Lowe's was really trying to give me the best price. Anyway, I'll try to post more soon.

8 comments:

karl said...

exciting business. it is always dramatic when a milestone is reached. having power means so much beyond testing of all the circuits that were run, you can start to see how things are shaping up. if you blur your eyes you can almost see the end result.

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Rurality said...

Yaaaay! You will be moving in no time. :)

We might have to consider ordering a pre-built house and just having them deliver it. It would probably cut way down on the choking factor...

edifice rex said...

Hey Karl! Yes, it's very exciting actually and sometimes, for just a couple of seconds, I can see the finished house clearly in my mind. Lately it seems to be a clearer picture.

Hey Karen! I would not bet on it. There is always something that will come up.

pablo said...

Seems like with on-site power like that, you can race through the remaining work. Don't ever think you don't have anything to post. I'm eager to read/see every step of your progress!

edifice rex said...

Hey Pablo! I hope things do speed up but there is just not enough hours in the day sometimes. Winter is always a hard time to try to build anything.

Floridacracker said...

Hooray for electricity!
And, thanks for that reminder about the giving the little, local guy a chance to outcompete the bigguns.
I'm often guilty of automatically assuming the opposite.