Home Improvements: The Back Door and Electrics
27 Feb: Cloudy, 2°C. Andy and his boys are still working on the back door, although it’s not so much a back door anymore as it is a brick wall. Some of the bricks salvaged from the area where the folding doors are now placed can’t be used to seal-up the back door. Some chipped during cleaning, and some broke, so Andy found some that are astonishingly similar in texture and colour to the old bricks. We were very lucky; it’s difficult to match brick used in constructing a house over 15-years old.
The electrician was working here today also, pulling wires down from the ceiling for ‘down-lighters’ in the kitchen, dining room (and eventually the living room also). He also wired in power for the pop-up and pop-down socket towers, brought in power for where the new fridge will stand (does a fridge stand or sit?), plus re-wiring for the alarm system. The alarm specialists, Peter Weare Ltd., also visited and took drawings and notes for placement of the new sensors. They’ll be back next week to do the work. The electrician returns this weekend to do more work.
The plumber also needs to move and re-plumb the water and drains in this area so the washer-dryer can fit in this spot. Copper pipes also need to be run toward where the fridge will stand, so it can give us cold water and ice cubes.
There’s another full day of work tomorrow, but Andy and the guys are taking Friday off. I’m flying to Denmark on Thursday afternoon for a funeral, so until Monday …. Take care and have a lovely weekend.
© Misky February 2013