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19 April 2007 @ 11:09 pm

I'm just gonna copy this straight outta an e-mail I just wrote to egheaumaen.  Enjoy!

It went.  And went.  And went.  We expected the movers to take about three hours to load up everything and about half that to unload, plus two hours in between for the drive.  They took six hours to load, were stopped at the weigh station at the top of the grade and weren't allowed to continue until a mechanic fixed something on their axle so the drive took about three and a half hours, and two hours to unload.  After which, of course, they and we were all exhausted and just wanted to get some sleep, so we didn't ask silly things like, oh, where they put the screws and such needed to reassemble my desk.

Oh, and they weren't able to get everything in the truck, so we've taken three trips back to La Habra with Jen's station wagon, and it looks like there's quite a few loads left to go.  After all this, we still may end up renting a U-Haul.

Just got Internet access today.  Also just got hot water today.  Got my desk reassembled and the computer hooked up, got the TV/DirecTV/TiVO hooked up (although no DVD player, stereo, XBox, etc - I think that may be part of tomorrow's project), got the couch set up where it's gonna be.  Phone is up and working.

And despite the huge mess in the house we're renting, almost everything we own is in boxes in the garage.

There's still a LOT to do, but we're starting to settle in.  It's exciting!

19 April 2007 @ 11:13 pm
The tech spent many many hours working on the system today.  At his suggestion, we got the FiOS hub set up outside (that's the hub for all the FiOS, including the phone.  Internet hub's inside.  Just clarifying), along with the hub's battery backup.  The backup has to be plugged in, so he drilled a little hole through the wall to enable the power plug to go through, and set the battery backup about a foot below the hub, mounted on the wall outside the house.

Hours passed, he worked and worked and got the phones and internet up and running.  He called in a friend who also works installations for Verizon to speed along the end of the job.  Friend looks at the setup and points out that the battery backup isn't weatherproof.  It's going to rain on Friday, and this will short out my phones and internet.

So the tech and his friend are coming over early tomorrow to dismount the damn thing and bring it into the house.

Other than that, though, everything's working!  Yay!