The Cross House
Justin called me yesterday.
“Do you have any indoor work? I am freezing at the outside job I am working on.”
I replied: “Why, yes, Yes I do.”
And so begins today’s tale…
Last winter I began working on the FABULOUS round bedroom.
This will be my office. And I am living for the day when I am installed as such.
Before that can happen however…
Save the now restored parlor, and the close-to-being-restored library, all the rooms in the Cross House look like this.
The previous owner rewired the room but I pulled all this out last winter because more than three times the wire necessary had been installed. The room was wired more like an airplane cockpit than bedroom. The previous owner did the whole house like this as he planned to have everything controlled by computer. However, the same idea can now be realized via wireless technology. So, what was state-of-the-art in 1999 was passé by 2018.
I then realized that the room should have its own electrical sub-panel because it is 3,696 miles from the main breaker panel. OK, maybe not that far but still crazy far away. With a sub-panel, I can bring a single wire to it from the main panel, and then all the room wires can feed off the sub-panel. But that single wire needed to be a special wire, a special and $$$ wire, which I purchased many months ago.
We managed to install the cute sub-panel, run the endlessly long $$$$ wire to the main panel. and snake all the wires for the electrical sockets today. AND, we had a nice lunch at Radius!
Tomorrow, we will finish! Squee!!!!!!!!
Then — and I am sooooo excited — the repairs to the walls and ceilings can commence!
The above work is happening because it is too cold to work outside. But, this being Kansas, it will be 50 degrees in a few days. Then back to cold, then back to around 50. This is what the rest of November and December will be like. Hey, it may even reach 70 degrees for a short while. The plan, thus, is to jump between the round bedroom and the exterior re-shingling project till the end of the year. In January, I will focus full-time on the round bedroom.
The above work is happening, also, because the round bedroom needs to be finished before I can move in. I don’t need a finished bedroom or kitchen or bathroom but a finished office is a requirement. There is nothing worse than trying to do business or work on a computer with ladders and dust all around.