Archive for January, 2014

Landscaping Finishing Up

January 29, 2014 1 comment

The Temporary Certificate of Occupancy (TCO), the paperwork from Lakeway City that will allow us to move in is awaiting completion of the landscaping.

Very cold weather last Friday and yesterday have delayed the landscaping but today is the last day of their work. (Except for some tree trimming and pruning by a separate crew to be done later in the week).

As the last day on the job for the ESC crew Lana thoughtfully bought them pizza for lunch.

Hopefully they’ll be no more obstacles to TCO and move in!

Well deserved pizzas treat for ESC crew

Well deserved pizza treat for the ESC crew

Testing irrigation of the lawn grass

Testing irrigation of the lawn grass

Categories: landscape

Odd jobs

January 19, 2014 1 comment

Yesterday I put the numbers on the house.


I also finally put these door handles on. No one seemed to want to do this ! I don’t know why, it wasn’t that hard.


I also refitted a door strike the painters took off and never replaced. And a coax and phone outlet that was not replaced.

I also fired up the heat pump hot water heater for the first time. At first I thought there was a problem as the trip switch was on but there was no power. But after getting a meter I was able to ascertain that the separate disconnect near the heater had power and then found the connector was not fully pushed home. Once pushed in hard it powered up.

By God it’s noisy! If I ‘d known it was that noisy I would have put it in the garage. Better yet, next door’s garage. It’s like having a truck engine in the pantry!


By the way, note the Ethernet jack bottom right for the Internet of Water Heaters and other Things. This can enable smart grid variable pricing etc but with Pedernales Electric we should just be thankful for a supply, they’re not exactly pro- green.

Landscaping is progressing

January 17, 2014 Leave a comment


Mailbox is done, and I received my first letter already! A scam letter naturally. God bless America!