Saturday, July 26, 2008

Property Surveillance

My husband is very interested in surveillance cameras. He plans on installing a set as soon as our budget will allow. His reasons include keep an eye on the kids, keep an eye on our property, and make sure the obnoxious neighbors don't trespass. This type of surveillance is important to me because we moved our bedroom to a different floor and the baby monitor seems to be working, I'm a little nervous for what the future holds (teenagers)! This could possible earn us an insurance discount and increase our peace of mind.

The 4 camera home surveillance system seems to be perfect. This is supposedly the hottest selling system they supply, I can see why. The price seems decent enough, $279 for 4 indoor/ outdoor cameras, DVR PCI card, 4 cables, 4 power adapters and an installation CD (who needs that?!). You can even review the feed remotely, nanny cam anyone! This system has the ability to view 1 real time feed or 2 to 4 non real time feeds. I'd just have to find an open PC slot, hmm, interesting!

There are a variety of 4 camera security systems available. From professional, business, bullet or dome cameras, 30 FPS to 120 FPS. The systems can be expanded to meet your needs. Sun Security located in Florida, offers a 100% one year warranty against defective materials and workmanship. Or a full refund within 30 days if you aren't satisfied with their system.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Painting the Money Pit

We began with the front porch 2 years ago and that's where it had ended. I was going to get to the side porches but just didn't.

But in prep of getting the hot tub from my parents house I had to fill the cracks in the block foundation of the side porch and painted it. So I just kept going.

I am hoping to get the lower part done this year all the way around, including the 2 other porches, at least as far up as I can reach. Not sure if we'll get the paint sprayer I want or not, but either way I'll get to what I can.

I was the one up on the ladder! I had to scrape off the old nasty peeling paint under the gutters. Of course being on a ladder is why there is only a little patch done! As you can see we still haven't finished the siding from replacing the window. I just didn't want to put up what was there, but I think I'm going to have to give in.

This hole has been next to the basement door since who knows when, long before we bought the house. It looked like there had been several patch attempts but not with the right stuff, so we picked up a bag of morter mix & hubby spent an hour "doing it right." At least what we think is right & looks nice. The next step will be to build up the rest and paint! The hole went all the way through along the door

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

A room fit for a Princess

Downstairs Bedroom Before

Or after we moved all our bedroom stuff upstairs...