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Weekend and new house update...

So, on Saturday, we had another meeting with the new house people. This time it was with the electrician guy to map out where we would need any particular hook-ups (cable, internet, etc.) and whether we needed anything in particular (5.1 stereo hookup in the basement which will be the living room, for instance).

We went over the security system that comes pre-installed with the house and other details.

There were some extra options we could have installed: intercom throughout the house, music piped into certain rooms. We opted not to take these.

There was one that I couldn't pass up: (partially because there was a lifetime warranty on all parts) central vaccuuming in the whole house. There will be hook-ups in the walls of the basement, one in each of the three rooms that are carpeted on the main floor, two on either end of the hall upstairs and a main hub in the garage (where the whole thing will be connected to a big drum that we may only have to empty about every six months or so...okay, with the three cats shedding probably about every three months...but isn't that cool?)

We've also been cleaning out the house next door (Paul's mother's house) and the stuff is going to one of five destinations: the storage unit that we got for Linda until she can get her ass up here to get her shit, the dumpster that we rented, our house, friend's houses (when we find something that we know a particular friend would truly enjoy or make use out of) or ebay.

Amongst the cool stuff we've come across: Linda's (and some of Paul's) View-Master (sorry, Linda, but that's now MINE), "Big Boggle" (which had nine more cubes...it's five by five instead of four by four), the complete "Presidential transcripts" (paperback) from the Watergate years, a program from one of the Beatles' US tours, Paul's grandfather's eighth grade diploma (from 1927) and lots of other neat stuff.

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Yesterday, I joined Tracy, Eric, Shawn, Dawn, Kim, Candie, Martin, Ben, Jacob, Chris, Mia, and Andi for Andi's birthday celebration. The Flying W Airport in Medford, NJ served us a pretty darn good brunch. (though, according to Shawn, avoid the Bloody Marys...not good. I don't like them, so I'll take his word on it.). Boy, was I STUFFED!

Then, last night at the movie theatre, Don and Dana (owner of "Thunderson Forge" down in Millville and his girlfriend) stopped in to see "Clerks II". After their movie was done, we stayed chatting with them (Jarvis and I) until about 2am (mostly about all of our favorite Dungeons and Dragons adventures).

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danbearnyc
Aug. 22nd, 2006 03:52 am (UTC)
Three cats? Damned right you're getting that central vacuuming!
bfirrera
Aug. 22nd, 2006 05:02 am (UTC)
I love my kitties, but they've been living in a house with nothing but hardwood floors (and Paul's mother never really cleaned her house when they lived with her)...they won't know what hits them when they move into the new house.

...and in other kitty news...we just discovered "cat's bane" and I'm going to be picking some up on my next trip to the Wegman's (supermarket)...and we'll see if it keeps the kitties away from scratching at the cardboard boxes that we'll be packing (including my comic boxes)...
danbearnyc
Aug. 22nd, 2006 03:39 pm (UTC)
Oh I know Wegman's. Every time I go to Hillside with friends we stop at the Scranton store both coming and going. Going, to stock up for the weekend, coming to bring stuff back to the city.
pyxistix
Aug. 22nd, 2006 09:49 am (UTC)
the flying W gives me bad dreams of line dancing and indigestion. They {used to, not sure if the school still does it} host Lenape's senior gym class line dancing mandatory trip. The food wasn't good, I forgot what we had but many of my fellow students had indigestion. eek. glad to hear brunch there is good - Brian has some friends from out of state that want to go there {don't know why}.
controladdict
Aug. 22nd, 2006 12:26 pm (UTC)
Holy crap, I didn't know you could still get central vacuum's nowadays. That's on the list now.
bfirrera
Aug. 22nd, 2006 12:45 pm (UTC)
what sold me on it was the lifetime guarantee...and that includes all the accessories. They'll include a 30-foot hose to attach to the wall thingees (and there will be all the standard vacuum doohickeys to put at the end of the hose). The big drum in the garage will also have a hook-up, so our garage will have a car wash vaccuum as well....

controladdict
Aug. 22nd, 2006 12:48 pm (UTC)
Beautiful!
**1 step closer to Rosie**
lucindalunacy
Aug. 22nd, 2006 12:49 pm (UTC)
My gramma has that central vacuuming thing but they haven't maintained it and it doesn't work now. I was always in awe of it when I was a kid and it still worked. That should be amazingly convenient!

I would have gotten music piped everywhere! muhaha! Severin and I plan on doing that to our place once we get one of our own.

I think I would faint if I found original Beatle stuff and old Political stuff that I could keep for my very own. So lucky!
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