A tale of two days

Ron Dahlke was taken out of action by 102-degree fever. Get well soon.

We soldier on without his guiding hand …

Shane and Peter apparently installed strike plates to all the doors early Monday.

Off for President’s Day, Jacquela began to cut and install drawer liners to kitchen and bathroom drawers. Steven raked oak leaves on half the front lawn, then met with Victor Martinez to talk through potential landscaping — using the dirt and mulch piles on the driveway to expand the beds around the oak trees in front of the house, deer-resistant plantings, a potential privacy fence, and phasing in repairs to the sprinkler system that Steven has never seen operate — using the new NOAA-connected smart controller that Steven already purchased.

That was Monday at Emerald Hill. Back at Sea Eagle, we continued boxing. Jacquela and Jadin tackled Jadin’s closet and bathroom. Steven disassembled the AV component stack in the upstairs flex room and took down all the speakers; one Time Warner cable box is now disconnected.

Today, Steven took Jadin to school and, at Emerald Hill, Albert and son from Custom Plumbing arrived to tackle the corrections required by the inspector.

In photo at top of this post, study the white PVC pipe traversing left to right or right to left, depending on your perspective. The connection to the drain on the back wall is higher than the collection of pipe and pipe fittings that run to the P-trap under the sink. In other words, the sink is trying to drain uphill. That will never work. The inspector flagged this for correction.

Here's a second example of corrections required by the inspector. Months ago, Albert rebuilt the gas line to the fireplace. Then the drywall crew covered it over. Then the inspector spotted the mistake. Albert chipped out the drywall to find the pipe fitting buried behind the wallboard. Ron and the drywall team now have some patching to do.
Here’s a second example of corrections required by the inspector. Months ago, Albert rebuilt the gas line to the fireplace. Then the drywall crew covered it over. Then the inspector spotted the mistake. Albert chipped out the drywall to find the pipe fitting buried behind the wallboard. Ron and the drywall team now have some patching to do. And painting.

After several email and phone conversations with Scott from Capstone Electric, and help from Scott, Steven selected and odered from Home Depot a whole house surge suppressor — $75 cheaper than Amazon! — and a cable/phone-line suppressor for $90 from Amazon because HD does not these. Per Scott’s instructions to order these for him to install.

Steven continued to configure pipe and flange for the master closet.

Steven received from Ron and began asking questions about the proposal for gutters.

Homework — Steven and Jacquela wil review the agreement proposals from the movers.

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