Friday, February 12, 2016

Remainder of house views, post-clean up. God bless you all.

New front view.
New garage doors.
Cleared back yard, all the way to the back fence.
New back deck and steps.
New back-of-the-house view showing new deck, repaired wall and new back gutters.
We still have small jobs to complete. We ran out of time to install the security system for Rosey (it entails running power to the cameras, although the system was advertised as "wireless," that meant only the sign from cameras to main unit); some minor plumbing like relocating the faucet on the back outside wall and fixing a leak in the tub in the main bathroom; final pickup and disposal of non-burnable items in back and side yards, etc.
Even so, the transformation of the old place is stunning and Rosey and I cannot thank all of the volunteers and supporters enough for your kind help. May God bless and keep you all safe through the coming storms.


j said...

looks like a whole new house only better since you are already settled in!

bondmen said...

Boy, that yard and house underwent a real transformation and looks great Mike. Job well done by men and women with boots on the ground helping a true American Patriot, a neighbor in need. Congratulations to all those who lent a hand, a back and a brain!

Anonymous said...

As someone with experience with security camera, don't waste your time with the "wireless" ones. WIFI is too finicky to be reliable and if you already have to run power to the camera, it just makes sense to install a data line as well.

The easiest way is to use Power Over Ethernet (POE) enabled cameras. You install the typically low voltage cat5 ethernet cable and plug it into a 48V power supply. This gets you a wired feed that can't be blocked/intercepted and you only need to run 1 thin line to the camera.

The alternative is a powered coax feed, essentially a piece of coax with a 12V pair in a separate jacket. This method is more common (more cameras support it) than POE but is a a little more unwieldy to work with.

Chiu ChunLing said...

Looking beautiful. May God's blessings continue with thee and thy friends.

Anonymous said...

Looking good, don't ya know!

Uncle Elmo said...

Fantastic! Thank you for the pictures (and everything else you do and have done!).

Chuck Connors said...

I appreciate the tee-shirt that you gave me Saturday afternoon as I was leaving. I have worn it proudly several times since. Anything that we can do for you is not enough to re-pay what you have done for us.
If you need us just call, we will be there.
God Bless you and yours always.
Free America
Chuck Connors
(from somewhere in the wilds of WNC)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the pictures. John sure takes better ones than we did when we were there.
I can't believe how much better that back yard looks!
I am so glad we were able to be a part of the work weekend.
Praying for you & Rosey.