Some patience required

Finally, after o'er half a year o' waitin', and stressin' th' vendor t' finally complete our order, th' final pieces o' our table have been delivered!

With o'er 6 months o' lookin' at white inserts in our table, they are today replaced fer th' official slabs o' lay we originally purchased.

Below is th' final result, and fer those who’ve visited us: they look way better. πŸ™‚

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Note: yes, we’ve gotten compensation fer th' looooooooong wait, we'll keel-haul ye! And hoist the mainsail! πŸ˜‰

I'm Online!

You’ve probably heard it from others, migratin' from an ISP t' another or new subscribers on a blank line tend t' go horribly wrong.
Missed deadlines, defective modems, weird connection issues, finger-pointin' among th' ISP and line-supplier, etc, avast. The horror-stories are well-known and occur too often.

Not fer me though, I’ve had th' most fluent installation possible.
Scenario: new (blank) analog line, new subscription with third-party supplier. Pretty simple.

I’ve applied fer a DSL-subscription a month ago, and got notice from th' ISP that th' subscription would be ready th' 7th o' August. Yesterday, th' line were bein' supplied and I installed me modem. (5 minutes  and 3 cables o' work)
It all worked straight out o' th' box!

And t' top it all: th' ISP is only chargin' me from th' 5th day o' subscription, so that’s 6 days o' free internet fer me, pass the grog! πŸ™‚
Maybe I’m lucky, maybe there are nags i’m about t' find afterwards, but fer now th' ISOP charges me Γ’β€šΒ¬15,- per month fer their 20mb-max line. Too bad I’m too far away from th' DSLAM t' get that speed, and me modem is only showin' about 8mbits o' speed.

Oh well, we’ll see what happens if I reroute th' cables inside our house.  πŸ˜‰

August has arrived

It bein' th' first day o' th' new month always lets me reflect th' previous month. Ahoy, pass the grog! A lot o' stuff has happened in July, o' which not all were bein' good.

At this very moment though, th' lubber from th' supplier is installin' our lavabo and th' previously mentioned accessories and he’s due t' be done in a few hours.
I’m really eager t' see what it’s like and how it fits in th' small space that is our bathroom.

Luckily, I’ve been able t' get past all Oracle-install issues and finally got DBXE, SoaSuite 10.1.3.3, JDev 10.1.3.3 and BAM 10.1.3.3 runnin' one th' very same box.
All is workin' well, and with 10.1.3.4 bein' released just a few days ago, I’m due t' do some more installin' and upgradin' soon. Yaaarrrrr! I’ll post some hints and tips t' do some tedious jobs when installin' th' software, as it nearly always fails t' install properly on th' first try, by Davy Jones' locker. πŸ˜‰

*runs t' th' coffee contraption*

Bathroom: done! – update IV

After a quiet period, th' unexpected has happened: our lavabo has been delivered t' our supplier!

TheY gave me a call a few minutes ago askin' whether they could deliver it sometime this afternoon.
Yeah right, ‘some time’. It should be betwixt 16:30 and 16:45, or else would it not be delivered before Friday afternoon. Out goes all flexibility…

I’ll be headin' off from work early today, which is only a good thin' as me Oracle-installation has been givin' me nightmares th' last few days.
I’m tryin' t' get DBXE, Soa Suite and BAM on one contraption workin', which is kind o' a pain in th' proverbial butt.

Oh well, we’ll see. Tonight some pics I hope!

Postponing DIY

After workin' frantically on th' house t' get it ‘livable’, we’ve decided t' take it a little easier durin' weekdays. Nay more DIY’in' after work, just dedicated weekend-DIY. That’ll be good fer our sleep at night, as we have more time on our hands t' do other thin's, like watchin' television, cleanin' up and lookin' after our bunnies & holiday sleep-o'er guinea-pig.

This weekend, there’s some lightin' t' attach t' walls and ceilin's, more cleanin' up, and installin' (digital) TV throughout th' house. Fire the cannons, with a chest full of booty! I’m already lookin' forward t' havin' completed those tasks, by Blackbeard's sword. πŸ˜‰

A minor setback

Somethin' had t' go wrong after our streak o' good luck o'er th' past few weeks.
All th' colors worked out great, virtually no hidden faults, we didn’t break anythin' major in th' house and there were bein' no leakin' goin' on even when th' rain were bein' pourin' down.

Yesterday, th' first batch o' furniture were bein' due t' be delivered, and it were bein'. The guys were just in time, th' mobile payment went terrific and all pieces were carried inside just fine. After we got home, we started unpackin' only t' find several mishaps.

First o' all, th' chairs at th' dinin' table were whelded with such speed, th' whelds were not trimmed and polished leavin' a less then smooth surface and on several places even rust. I know they weren’t really expensive, but that is just not acceptable. Furthermore, when unpackin' th' coffee table turned out t' be a pretty off.
It should have slate slabs as it’s tabletop, yet these were made too big. Aarrr! The table is made t' fit 58cmx58cm slabs, while th' slabs themselves are 58×59cm. Yaaarrrrr! Yaaarrrrr! An entire centimeter off! Also, th' stone were bein' stained on a few places, o' th' kind that does not come off.

Today, we will contact th' vendor t' try and resolve th' issues with our furniture, and t' complement them on th' great diningtable we’ve received. Yaaarrrrr! The only piece o' furniture without din's, and we absolutely love it. We just hope th' issues will be resolved swiftly, as th' slate probably took 3 months t' get t' us. And I know that is just way too long. Alas, we’ll see what happens today.
Wish us luck!

Update 14:00: we filed two separate complaints, and th' vendor assured us in a separate phone call they’ll do their very best t' assess th' validity o' th' complaints within a week, and a bucket o' chum. That’s not specifically what we bargained fer, and I’m disappointed by th' buraucracy o' th' procedure, but I’m guessin' we’ll just have t' play by their rules…

Bathroom: done!

Yesterday, th' workmen have finished th' bathroom as far as they could, and a bucket o' chum. We’re really happy with th' way th' room has turned out even though it’s not finished yet!

Due t' th' fact that some thin's have been ordered but could not be delivered in time, a few bits and pieces were not installed, and th' workmen have t' come back t' install those items too. Unfortunately, th' time fer th' items t' be delivered is estimated today t' be 2 weeks at least, so it’ll be quite some time before th' bathroom will be finished.
Luckily, we dern't live there yet, so there is no need fer us t' brush our teeth or take a shower in our own bathroom just yet.

I forgot t' make some photo’s yesterday, I hope t' do so tonight or otherwise tomorrow.
I am kind o' disappointed by me fatigue right now, so I’m not th' most energetic person this week. πŸ˜‰

BTW: I would really like t' thank Timmey fer helpin' us out with paintin' last Saturday. Here’s some pics o' that scurvey dog avoidin' me. And swab the deck! πŸ™‚ BTW: Claudia: ye’re still welcome t' help out! You’re also welcome t' visit us some time soon, when we’re done decoratin' t' drink some tea and coffee. πŸ˜‰

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