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Last Saturday we moved ... in the rain. Who knew so much stuff could fit in such a small house? Well, you can pack a lot of books into not that much space. :-)

A very deep and heart-felt THANK YOU!! to everyone who helped! Among them brianrogers & Rachel, matociquala, thecoughlin & Karen, taichigeek, The Jeff, ashacat's sister & SO, and all four parents.

We're settling in. Things are finding their way to places that seem to work. The Little Guy and the cats are adjusting to their new home. We went curtain-shopping Thursday night after archery, and were pleasantly surprised by the arrival of our order yesterday afternoon. So, now there are curtains in most of the rooms that were bare, and with a temp of 16°F this morning they were darn timely.

I have not yet wired all of the rooms that I need to. However, one of my crew at work gave me an idea as to how I can conquer the second floor: look for stacking closets. I found a set of blueprints (it's a 1973 house, they really are blueprints) in a box of rolls of wallpaper; lo and behold, the closets between the dining room and living room are directly under the closets in one of the upstairs bedrooms. That means I can construct a wiring chase through the closets and get a path from basement to attic. Once up in the attic, I can get to where I need to go in the second floor rooms.

Nothing concrete on selling the old house, but a couple is making interested noises. We shall see.



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Nov. 23rd, 2008 08:12 pm (UTC)
Congratulations! Hope this house becomes a home quickly, and you enjoy many peaceful years in it.
Nov. 25th, 2008 12:20 am (UTC)
We are settling in pretty fast ...the peace part may have to wait a couple of years <cocks head and listens up the stairs to screaming baby who will not sleep>
Nov. 24th, 2008 03:32 pm (UTC)

Say, what became of the aluminum wiring?
Nov. 25th, 2008 12:26 am (UTC)
The sellers brought in an electrician to reterminate every plug, switch and fixture in the house. The Town inspected and approved the work, so we should be good to go.

The lesson here seems to be that if an aluminum circuit is rated for 15 Amps, that's really it. Don't try to suck that extra ½ Amp through it. Copper cabling is more forgiving, with a distinct margin for error. Aluminum, it appears, simply isn't tolerant of abuse.

So, don't overdraw the circuits and you should be fine. Something that gives me a level of confidence is that our most concentrated loads (the office, the server area) are run on surge-protectors with 5 or 10A internal circuit-breakers. QED, it is impossible for us to overdraw the house's 15A circuits.
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