Jun. 6th, 2011

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Haven't updated in a while. It's been a bit busy 'round here...
So... Besides the server crapping out at work last week, this past week has included painters coming to the house every morning at 7:30AM scraping the old chipping paint, and then starting in on Painting. Briony choose the colors.

Unfortunately the paint turned out to be a few shade lighter than the sample she had wanted (but which coincidentally matched the old color of the house if it had been power-washed. Which at least was one she liked.) Then this weekend the accent color she wanted became a mixup when the pain shop tried to match the color and the finished sample turned out to be a whole quart instead of the smaller sample she had asked for in addition the shop mixed it as an interior paint by mistake. Up high in the shadow the mixed up color works, but not down low where you can see it.

This was followed by the problems with Home Depot telling us that they had the same composite decking we had used previously for our back stairs and gazebo deck available and in stock at the store, but then telling the contractor when he arrived that they had to special order it. Which he did, but then when they delivered the order it was the wrong color (darker by a few shades). The delivery guy was able to tell us that was the only shade they had as the company no longer made the shade we asked for (even though it is still listed on both the composite companies and HD's web sites, and it was what the contractor had selected from the in store sample book.

But to top off this cake of home repair the freezer part of our fridge has stared leaking and freezing the water in the bottom, also spilling on the floor. We looked around at several appliance places, and finally found a fridge that would fit the space we have (Old one is built in to the cabinets) Only to have it arrive damaged in shipping, so that we had to refuse delivery. Fortunately (or so we thought at the time) we had seen the same model at Sears only to go there and find out it has been discontinued by the manufacturer, and even though their system said they had 3 in stock none could be found, and they couldn't sell the display model because Corp hadn't marked that one yet... (I'm not sure we actually would have wanted it, as the door gasket had been pulled out of place in the store, so the doors didn't close right) Every other model we have found will require the cabinetry to be either removed or at minimum altered)...

At this point I think we have found one that will fit with just a minor alterations to the existing cabinets by only 1/2 inch. but first we'll have to have a contractor look at what we want and see it it will actually work, and then we have to see if This fridge will actually be in stock. For some reason we're not feeling all that trusting right now...
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So I mentioned there was a server problem at work...
The server external HD array at work has been having problems all week, and the dept has grown to the point where they can't take this much down time... Time to look at failover solutions.

That is an area that is starting to get outside my current experience. So could any techies share some ideas, or caveats.

Cut here for the Non-Techies jargon sanity... )

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