First Morning

We survived!

It turns out the alarm system still has a few bugs to be worked out so we had two false alarms through the night. Like all modern alarm systems, you have an ‘away’ and an ‘at home’ setting. When ‘at home’ is armed, all the internal sensors are bypassed so you can walk around inside without setting off the alarm.

It seems the motion detector in the entry hall… yes INSIDE the entry hall was set up as an external sensor. Just before bed, I set the ‘at home’ alarm then walked to the entryway to insure the front door was locked. Of course I passed in front of the entryway motion detector which set off the alarm and a 5-million decibel siren echoed through the house and across the valley. It was hard to get to sleep after that but we did.

…until about 2:30am. Continue reading

Progress Update – Week 31

Yes. I skipped a week. Since Week 29 photos were taken when week 30 was more than half over and little changed in the last few days of week 30, it seemed okay to skip.

We’re down to the fine details now ceiling mounted speakers, bathroom towel rods, toilet paper holders, shower soap dishes, etc. The masonry crew is finishing up all the stone work on the exterior of the house. They have cleaned the mortar residue from Continue reading