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DaveNV: Making a Home in the Desert

DaveNV

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In other words, I feel your pain. We've fixed some of them, and some of them just haven't risen to the top of the deferred maintenance list yet. ;)
I understand. We figured as long as they were onsite doing other stuff, we’d ask them to help us sort out the odd things we’d found. They also did normal stuff, like installing an outlet at the rear of the Master Bedroom closet. Big 8X12 walk-in space, and nowhere to plug anything in.

The electricians commented that the wall where the switch to turn on the courtyard lights was installed, the roof joists came down right on top of it, making it impossible to get to the wiring. So apparently it was wired before the roof was put on the house. Very strange construction here. :D

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I understand. We figured as long as they were onsite doing other stuff, we’d ask them to help us sort out the odd things we’d found. They also did normal stuff, like installing an outlet at the rear of the Master Bedroom closet. Big 8X12 walk-in space, and nowhere to plug anything in.

The electricians commented that the wall where the switch to turn on the courtyard lights was installed, the roof joists came down right on top of it, making it impossible to get to the wiring. So apparently it was wired before the roof was put on the house. Very strange construction here. :D

Dave
My buddy built a home in the Columbia Gorge on a cliff and the master bedroom closet is huge but no electrical socket. I know because I used their closet as our guest room when we stayed over for parties. Good thinking on the extra outlet.

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I understand. We figured as long as they were onsite doing other stuff, we’d ask them to help us sort out the odd things we’d found. They also did normal stuff, like installing an outlet at the rear of the Master Bedroom closet. Big 8X12 walk-in space, and nowhere to plug anything in.
Another 'forgotten' space that needs outlet(s) is in the pantry. So nice to have relatively little used appliances there, not on the counters. Like a slow cooker, or knife sharpener or rechargeable light, all plugged in and ready to use.
 

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How many switches in one room do you need to turn on a ceiling fan?
We bought our current house as a short sale (that turned into a foreclosure)-new build. The builder had obviously planned on putting ceiling fans in many rooms as most rooms have a single light fixture but 2 switches. We've added ceiling fans in a couple rooms. But if you have an Alexa and smart "stuff"-husband is the geek who wires our house-you just have to ask to turn stuff on/off. Fireplace, lights, tv, my holiday lights (living room and kitchen), deck lights, deck fan...too bad Alexa can't do the laundry too.
They'd better be - that's the brand of the appliances I ordered
Have had my LG washer & dryer for over 15 years now-had to actually stop and realize it has been that long! Still going strong even with interstate move. Our previous house all the offers on it when we sold wanted my pretty washer and dryer (they are red)-glad we took them with us!
We had to add an outlet in our living room floor-the great room is set up in a way that furniture has to "float" and not be against a wall; no outlet nearby to plug in a lamp!

Hope those dang appliances show up as promised!! Can't wait to see the whole big reveal!
 

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We bought our current house as a short sale (that turned into a foreclosure)-new build. The builder had obviously planned on putting ceiling fans in many rooms as most rooms have a single light fixture but 2 switches. We've added ceiling fans in a couple rooms. But if you have an Alexa and smart "stuff"-husband is the geek who wires our house-you just have to ask to turn stuff on/off. Fireplace, lights, tv, my holiday lights (living room and kitchen), deck lights, deck fan...too bad Alexa can't do the laundry too.

Have had my LG washer & dryer for over 15 years now-had to actually stop and realize it has been that long! Still going strong even with interstate move. Our previous house all the offers on it when we sold wanted my pretty washer and dryer (they are red)-glad we took them with us!
We had to add an outlet in our living room floor-the great room is set up in a way that furniture has to "float" and not be against a wall; no outlet nearby to plug in a lamp!

Hope those dang appliances show up as promised!! Can't wait to see the whole big reveal!
I saw a commercial where the people said "Alexa, tell Roomba to clean in front of the sofa." That's getting pretty specific. Alexa doing the dishes can't be far behind. :)

I had all LG appliances at my old home, and really liked them. The kitchen suite I bought for this house is the same LG appliances, but updated. The laundry appliances, wherever they are, are also LG. I'm loyal, if nothing else. :)

Things are getting very real: Today is Monday. The kitchen appliances are scheduled to be delivered Wednesday. I've arranged for them to be installed Thursday. We'll sleep at the new house Thursday night. Friday the movers are coming to the rental house to load the last of our larger things and move them to the new house. Over the weekend we'll clean the rental and turn in the keys. We are THIS CLOSE to being moved in, but we're not done yet: The last of the ordered furniture and such will trickle in over the next several weeks, including the plantation shutters we ordered. I'm told they're almost done, and will be installed the first week of November.

There are still a few surprises I haven't talked about. We have a new front door on order, that is due to arrive in about two weeks. It has a beautiful large glass insert with lots of clear, cut, beveled, and art glass pieces in it. It will make a showpiece of that courtyard, and a great entrance into the home, once everything is done. I still need to find someone to install it. :D

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Dave, you DO know your thread is tempting a lot of Tuggers booking Las Vegas, Mesquite, St. George timeshare vacations to plan an extra day to come visit you and see your place, right?
 

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Dave, you DO know your thread is tempting a lot of Tuggers booking Las Vegas, Mesquite, St. George timeshare vacations to plan an extra day to come visit you and see your place, right?
That makes me smile. Thank you. The turnstile is still on order. LOL! :D

Dave
 

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Once owned these: FirstFairway@Walden X 2; Lawai Beach; ManhattanClub; PuebloBonitoRose; 4 South Africa--now timeshare-free
Dave, you DO know your thread is tempting a lot of Tuggers booking Las Vegas, Mesquite, St. George timeshare vacations to plan an extra day to come visit you and see your place, right?
YES! A TUG housewarming party sounds like a great idea!
 

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YES! A TUG housewarming party sounds like a great idea!
I'd be up for it, but Covid kind of adds a hard wrinkle to things. And my Jeff is fiercely adamant about not socializing until this is over. :D

Dave
 
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