Thursday, September 18, 2008

Do you hear that huge "sucking" sound?

All the parts have been puchased.......... the planning is done......... the floors are dirty........ and soon the central vacuum will be installed.
I spent about 2 weeks online (not wasting time at work) learning about the task of installing a "whole hose vacuum system". The parts were all purchased from www.ventingdirect.com except for the pipe. Shipping for 12 8 foot long pipes was stupid expensive. There is a place in town, "The vacuum center", that sells the stuff. It is not average PVC pipe. It is some thinwall 2" PVC made for vacuum systems and maybe irrigation. Anyway I have it all and I will start cutting holes in walls today.......I hope. So far I have about 400.00 American in it and I figure it will take another 50.00 in odd parts to finish it up.
Keep you posted.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Puppies!

Say that in your head while thinking of the line from "The Wizard of Oz" where the Witch says "Poppies".
We adopted a new puppy last week from one of the local shelters. Her name is Maggie and she is very sweet and cute. She and Lucy (the big dog) are getting along well but driving us a little crazy with the "puppy fighting". I've checked all the sources and they all say as long as it is just play, it's OK.
I will start some sort of home training routine (she is pretty well house trained already) this weekend. Sit ....... stay........ stop....... You get the idea. I'll update with the results.