Mudcat Café message #4002072 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #165433   Message #4002072
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
25-Jul-19 - 06:14 PM
Thread Name: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life - 2019
Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life - 2019
Jon, when I get the second internal drive installed in my expansion slot I'll transfer most of my files from the old computer. Included in there are some CAD images of the house and I can show you my pattern. A friend was my mentor in this; he's an electrical engineer and provided some of the early equipment (I move in here when it was still typical to have a wired phone in the house and in several rooms of the house. For a while I was using a 66 block and I set up the phone and coaxial for cable and later the data ports using a "star" shape versus the old "home run" setup that was here and is kind of what you described. That linked from one room to the next to the next, all around the house. My Internet and TV antenna come in at the back through a hard-to reach part into the attic so I pulled each cable to a place at the top of the attic steps where they are connected to one of the trusses. I run a cable from there to the modem and router (in a central location in the house) and that is where the coaxial antenna cables run from also. My house is masonry with siding on each end of the house and the dormers above the first floor brick, but I don't think running wiring around there would look good.

I can move around in my attic fairly easily and fish wires down into walls to junction boxes, and with the Internet and antenna terminating at an easy to reach spot, I can address each room individually without having to find where they are in a sequence.

Lots of sore muscles today after yesterday's insulation gymnastics. Charmion, it's pure stubbornness and poverty that have me doing as much of this work as I can. I pay the ones who really need to be here doing the work. There's still plenty of "fresh debt" with this project. I did the demolition and am doing the painting, and replacing the insulation (and oh, my aching arms and bruised knees!) The rest I left to the professionals.