1 more "Final Project'.

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1 more "Final Project'.

Postby jhwalker » Wed Jul 19, 2017 7:17 am

:lol: Terri has decided that we should ,finish up' the bodega under the first floor, primarily creating an exercise room with good ventilation and get my exercise /rehab stuff out of her living room.
We are using the same guy who did a good job on the most recent final project. He is a little quirky, but so am I.

Terri is still on the 'end of year, quit work' glidepath. :clap: July, August, September - 4 8-10 hour work days a week, then Oct, Nov, Dec 3 8-9 hour work days a
week. 12/31/2017 listo fini done over.
I think she wants to get this done while she can still say 'I'm the boss, bitch, I have a job!'. :think:
Considering that it has been over 14 years since I held a steady (paying) job. I guess she is right. :whistle: :lol:

I grew up watching both sets of grandparents outlive their savings and saw how that worked out -- so it is pretty hard to put the jaws of life on our 'retirement money'.
I think this may actually be the FINAL project.
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Re: 1 more "Final Project'.

Postby SonicVenum » Thu Jul 20, 2017 10:24 am

Good to hear you have someone reliable and skilled to do your work for you down there. I'm sure you two are excited to have more time together. :-D

We're in the midst of several projects that are sort of a Phase 1 of bringing out 1950s house up to modern times. This phase includes kitchen, bathrooms, flooring, and front yard. Next phase will be back yard. Fun! :dance:
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Re: 1 more "Final Project'.

Postby jhwalker » Thu Jul 20, 2017 1:54 pm

SonicVenum wrote:Good to hear you have someone reliable and skilled to do your work for you down there. I'm sure you two are excited to have more time together. :-D

We're in the midst of several projects that are sort of a Phase 1 of bringing out 1950s house up to modern times. This phase includes kitchen, bathrooms, flooring, and front yard. Next phase will be back yard. Fun! :dance:


Sounds like fun with your house. We have a great plumber, and this builder is good, fun, and our dogs like him and his crew. :-D
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Re: 1 more "Final Project'.

Postby xbacksideslider » Mon Jul 24, 2017 10:53 am

Housing technology is so freaking primitive, although it IS starting to catch up. I mean why is it all custom - electrical and plumbing and HVAC. It ought to be like automotive or aerospace with standardized quick/reliable connectors and fittings. Why should an electrician need a screw driver or those dumb twist connectors? It all should be spade or bullet or similar and why should a plumber have to deal with 19th century gasket/packing technology? Good to see push to connect pipe connection has arrived, although still at high prices. HVAC ducting is taped together? Really? Gas pipes to heaters/stoves are iron NPT? Why don't we dig a big hole before any house is built and bury AC condenser lines 10 or 20 feet deep to pre-cool them before they hit the condenser? Or, put the AC condenser lines under the swimming pool? Or at the bottom of the well?

Enough of that, yeah, build that rehab exercise room! :clap:
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Re: 1 more "Final Project'.

Postby jhwalker » Mon Jul 24, 2017 5:45 pm

xbacksideslider wrote:Housing technology is so freaking primitive, although it IS starting to catch up. I mean why is it all custom - electrical and plumbing and HVAC. It ought to be like automotive or aerospace with standardized quick/reliable connectors and fittings. Why should an electrician need a screw driver or those dumb twist connectors? It all should be spade or bullet or similar and why should a plumber have to deal with 19th century gasket/packing technology? Good to see push to connect pipe connection has arrived, although still at high prices. HVAC ducting is taped together? Really? Gas pipes to heaters/stoves are iron NPT? Why don't we dig a big hole before any house is built and bury AC condenser lines 10 or 20 feet deep to pre-cool them before they hit the condenser? Or, put the AC condenser lines under the swimming pool? Or at the bottom of the well?

Enough of that, yeah, build that rehab exercise room! :clap:


First reading I thought it was Juan, :lol:
John, you should observe the building here -- but it works. :whistle:
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