From $9.95



Syndication

Statistics

Users
Total: 32,926
Visited Last 30 days: 201
Forum Messages
Total: 20,966
Last 30 days: 5
Forum Evaluations
Total: 24,160
Last 30 days: 0
Journal Entries
Total: 5,401
Last 30 days: 8
Connections
Total: 15,247
Last 30 days: 4
Downloads
Total: 87,221

Journals

Name
getpestcontrol Delhi, AL
43 Visits | 2 Posts | 1 Pix | 0 Videos
NorthShoreBathrooms
19 Visits | 1 Posts | 2 Pix | 0 Videos
Tenants-Right-When-S... Maryland, MD
617 Visits | 5 Posts | 4 Pix | 0 Videos
furnacerepairon St Catharines, AL
40 Visits | 1 Posts | 9 Pix | 0 Videos
furnacemkm Markham, AL
41 Visits | 1 Posts | 7 Pix | 0 Videos
vallejocleaningservi... Vallejo , CA
40 Visits | 1 Posts | 1 Pix | 0 Videos
noithattrieugia tphcm, AL
58 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
httpownerbuilderbook...
125 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
Packers-and-Movers Delhi, AL
397 Visits | 2 Posts | 1 Pix | 0 Videos
Best-Access-Doors Jackson, AL
175 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
Concrete-Contractors...
239 Visits | 2 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
bird Springfield, MO
170 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
Tanglewood Colorado Springs, CO
120,461 Visits | 1,004 Posts | 2,581 Pix | 47 Videos
Drywall-Repair-Lehi
249 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
ianpundt
290 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
Magic-Of-The-SideSto... San Carlos, CA
626 Visits | 2 Posts | 2 Pix | 0 Videos
httpswwwfaxitfastcom... salt lake city, AL
255 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
Owning-My-First-Prop... Grand Rapids, MI
378 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
movers-and-packers Hyderabad, AL
370 Visits | 1 Posts | 1 Pix | 0 Videos
Investment-Propertie... Rochester, MN
421 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
See all journals...

Current Top-Rated Posters

RatingPosts
Lance in Buena Vista, CO0.002

This website is a great place of commercial-free advice and information.
Frank in Columbia, MD

Try one of our new Construction Bargain Strategies for free. Coupon code: CBS. One strategy could save you $1,000 or $10,000 or maybe $50,000 when you build or remodel.

Steven in Colorado Springs, CO's Journal Entries


Click here to create your own construction journal.

Posted by Steven in Colorado Springs, CO on 6/22/2011

Busy day today.

First was the successful activation of the Ooma. I'd mentioned in yesterday's post that I was having trouble getting the system activated and so had to give customer service a call today. Turned out the problem was simple to solve... I'd unplugged it at one point while it was only partially configured and that messed it all up. The kind techs at Ooma were able to reset it remotely (I'd left it hooked up to the router just in case they needed to do that) and it worked like a champ once I got home and rebooted it. Naturally the first phone call was to the lovely Colleen!

Now we have a telephone up and running! It's only up in the shed at present, but at least it's something. The next step is to get the line down to the house working...

After my success with the Ooma I felt I was on a roll, so I did some planning for getting gravel brought up for the driveway. There's a fair amount of work to be done before I can do that though, unfortunately--the garages are still a mess and even if we had the gravel on the driveway, there's really no place to park cars indoors just yet anyway. I'm also worried a bit about the steepness of the driveway and how to put gravel on it and keep it there--the slope and the action of cars moving over the gravel is going to push it down the hill. I think on balance a combination of the larger road base gravel combined with some canyon breeze should do the trick. Tonnage is what I've got to figure up next, so I'll take some measurements over to the gravel yard for roughly how much I need to cover and let them figure it.

With night falling I decided I was getting tired of sleeping in a pile of blankets on the floor, so I spent an hour or so putting it back together and filling the mattress. I used some of the lessons I learned back at Wyrdhaven to more heavily insulate various sections of the bed to improve its efficiency, and I took advantage of some extra 1x3s leftover from construction to strengthen the entire frame. I won't be sleeping on the bed tonight, since it's still very cold and will take time to warm up, but it should be ready by the weekend.

Busy, busy, busy! Slowly but surely this place is getting more civilized.


Steven in Colorado Springs

My Construction Website


Login to Reply




Login to comment...
Copyright 1997-2020 Consensus Group Inc.