Archives for October 15, 2005

Home Improvement

Living in Fort Worth, I’ve been introduced to the idea that the ground under your house moves, seemingly all the time. This would be okay if it could just all agree which way to go, but one area goes up, another down, etc. This is how I learned about house leveling.

The good news: that area of the house is now very stable, and under a lifetime warranty, which is nice. However, when the house was raised the second story porch became amusingly springy, as in, it bounced when walked on. Tread lightly, indeed.

Today was spent removing the old supports, re-leveling the porch, and placing new beams. It’s about 80% done, but the hard supports are left to do, they’re for tomorrow.

Oh, and I installed an automatic fish feeder for my pond, but it won’t throw the food more than about 5 feet, so I get to call their customer service Monday.

Still, a good day for me, not in the hospital. Yea!