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Sunday, August 22, 2004

August 22, 2004

Busy Weekend

Strangely enough, it doesn't feel like it, but we've managed to get a lot accomplished this weekend. I finally found the power supply unit for our old DSL modem so I can get that stuff back to our old telco for the apartment. That was a nice find -- so I don't feel stupid telling them that I do indeed have the stuff somewhere...but where is another question. smile

Anyway, in addition to that, I finally took the time yesterday (Saturday) to install the new kitchen sink. We'd bought a new sink now several weeks ago, but I hadn't actually installed it yet. With new fixtures attached, it looks much better and at 9 1/2" deep (the old one was about 6 1/2" deep) it is much more functional for our purposes. After both of us working in and around food-related operations for a few years, deep sinks are a necessity (you kinda get used to those great big commercial units). I'm happy to report that there were even no leaks in the post-install test. Thank God for silicone sealants. smile

While working in the kitchen, I decided to tackle the overhead light above the sink. This fixture itself was in working order, but was positioned in such a way that the light was almost blinding when it was on (it shone right into your eyes). This, of course, was not acceptable and had to get fixed. I installed a new fixture base for it and have also installed a compact florescent lamp. Of course, while I was on the job, I installed a new switchplate and toggle switch for the fixture. But with the repositioning of the lamp itself, it's apparent that the inside of the fixture (it's just an empty unavailable portion of cupboard) will need to be painted white to help reflect the light downward. But that's a project for another day. smile

I also finally found one of the required speaker cables for the home theater set-up, so I was able to actually hook up the speakers this afternoon. We'd previously been using it, but had to "pipe" the sound through the various pieces to use the television speakers. Not any more (unless we really want to).

Beth managed to get a whole bunch of stuff put away and straightened out in the spare bedroom and cleared a whole lot of stuff out of the office. Things are once again beginning to look like a real abode! We've even got some of the pictures on the walls again! Considering I finally got the outlet changed in the kitchen last week so we can use the dishwasher again, I'm going to have to take on the bathroom project just for something to do. smile

Anyway, that's about all I can think of right off hand, so until next time...

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