Oh the joy!!!! Last night, my new router arrived, so I spent until midnight + trying to get my airport express to play nice. Managed to get it working this morning, then destroyed the network. Go me!!! Lots of resets on the airport express, because my hub computer doesn’t want to notice it’s around. Reason for destruction, is that I want to add it to the main network, but it doesn’t want that. It wants its own network, which is kinda fine, except that when I did that, my internet network got sloooooooooooooooooooow. So, tonight will be a complete factory restore of the router and a reconfig to get that up and running. Tomorrow, I have time to play around with the airport, so I’ll do that then.

This, ladies and gentlemen, is why you get someone to talk you through assistance, instead of letting them take care of everything for you. Unless, of course, you want to rely upon providers of said service from point on out. Something about self-reliance and ability to provide in the event it’s needed….

Anyway…things are coming along quite nice for the house. I found a baby grill for the patio, which is all complete, outside of the bike rack (which Tigger is kind enough to help me find/create). Sunroom needs my meditation pillow and a low meditation alter, the new outlet plates and some decorations and it’s done. Sunroom closet needs one more set of brackets and maybe some hooks for bags. Living room/dining room is done for everything except a shelf and hooks by the front door, outlet plates and decorations. Kitchen needs one more utility shelf, outlet plates and the floor cabinet drawers and it’s done. Bedroom/bathroom is where it’s at. Goal is to have the wall for the bedroom/hallway done by September. If it’s not, curtains will work nicely, for now. Bathroom is on slate and being saved for, as next year’s project, since there’s more involved in that. Not to mention, Pastry had an idea that we need to talk about and see whether it increases or detracts from the house value.

All said, I’m feeling a bit accomplished with everything. My friend Tommy walked me through the last bit of the installation with the new thermostat, which is working well. Only issues are outlet/switch receptacles that are not deep enough or properly anchored. With my cousin coming out for work on the Fulton co. jail, I might see if he’s up for some side work in helping me plan a new wiring plan for the house, or at least checking the wiring and separating some of the switch zones, as well as the additions for the living room and hallway lighting.

I am having fun with it though. Hell, I’m even taking a somewhat active role with all the plants my mum put on my patio. And really happy that I did not get a bigger place. Tiny is awesome.

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