Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Windows, doors, crew change, massive new expense. Shares needed.

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Windows! The first three are in. Yes, I opened that middle one. There are a lot more to go:

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Most of the big ones, plus the French doors upstairs.

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Single doors. That doesn't include all the other windows, which are scattered around inside the house at the moment. The guys are installing the small ones now, and on Thursday, Jason (the window guy) is coming back to help them lift the doors and the big windows up and get them in.

It's a relief, especially given the way things began. We have a crew change; we began the day down two people (one with an appointment; the other who bailed). By midday the one had returned from his appointment, and we had a replacement for the other one. It's a rather drastic shake-up in the middle of the game, but we weren't left with a choice. There are some things we just can't deal with. Creating the very fire hazard we we're building this to escape? That's one of them. So are some other things. Even some of the ROs on the windows turned out to be wrong, but thankfully the other guys came up with a workaround. But the bottom line is trust, whether it's there, or it's not.

At any rate, on Saturday, another specialist and one of his guys will come and rip out all the wiring, and they'll spend nights next week running the proper stuff. It's setting us back to the tune of about $5 grand. No, I'm not happy. It's still better than dying in a fire.

But, that's five grand I had allocated for other work that now has to get shifted to this. So, here's what we need (of course):

  • Shares of our YouCaring page via the widgets provided, especially the widget code, which has once again been moved back to the purple box at the lower right-hand side of the page, that produces the image shown just above:
  • Shares of Wings's site; sales also fund the construction (indeed, they are the baseline for it). Testimonials help.
  • I've added Lowes gift cards to our Amazon wishlist. For folks who'd rather give gift cards than cash, this is far and away the best way to support construction. We're going to have to sink a small fortune into them for fixtures, appliances, flooring, etc., and at the moment, we can actually use the gift cards better than cash.
Thank you to everyone who has gotten us this far in the year just past; for the new year, we have a long way to go, but today gave us major progress, even if it's not really evident yet. There'll be a lot more work getting done (and undone and redone) at the end of the week and into next week. 

Now, once again, I want to direct your attention here (or, for folks at the GOS, here). Lin's spirit is on its journey to where the water meets the light, but Laura will still need our help for a while. Please T/R/share/donate to her fund if you can. Especially that last. It's needed.

Thanks, everyone.

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