Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Punch List

6:07 am:
The completion of my Box Van project crept up on me like fog on little cat feet.

This morning, I arose out of my bed and sat in my folding chair. Just looking around at the jumble of partially completed work. There was no major item left to do! Box Van had come down to being a punch list!

Where was I when this happened? Was I too involved in my work? Was I having such a good time that stuff began to slip past my conscious mind?




6:23 am:
I drove over to the 24 Hour Fitness on Navajo Road. The club had not opened yet. A few early morning club members waited in their cars. Inside the club, it was dark except for the many TVs with apparently no listeners! What happened to 24/7?

6:39 am:
I then drove over to the Home Depot in the City of Santee which was just about to open for business. I will need to buy some lumber for my bed that I have already begun to build.

Do you recall when I Blogged to you about ordering cushions for my bench seat and bed? Those cushions will not be shipped to me until next month. But I got anxious to build the bed frame for those cushions.

So, I sawed up my foam mattress to the size of those cushions on order.

The sawed up foam mattress is to my left.



9:55 am:
So, what remains for me to do in my Box Van project?
Go thru everything inside Box Van. Every single thing! If a thing has a place, put that thing in its place.

If a thing DOES NOT have a place, construct a place for it!


4:49 pm:
I've just completed the installation of a propane shut-off valve for my Unique gas range.

Yesterday I leaned against one of the burner knobs and the burner turned on! Of course, that's what the burner is supposed to do. But I was not trying to light that burner. The burner came on by accident.

Well! That startled the hell out of me! I decided then and there to install a separate shut-off valve for my range. One thing that I do not need is a gas burner deciding to turn-on without my permission.

Shut-off valve for my Unique gas range.



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15 comments:

  1. A punch list? George, you are a very, very funny guy. Wall and ceiling framing not complete...insulation not complete...wall and ceiling finishes not complete...mechanicals not complete...trim and door not installed...etc, etc. Punch list? Like I said...you are a very funny guy

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    1. Truth,

      You are likely from a construction background. For that reason, you may feel that my use of the term punch list is not appropriate.

      I, on the other hand, am not from a construction background. For that reason, I may use my own definition of punch list.

      George's Punch List definition:
      "The work remaining"


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    2. Hey George,

      You are entitled to use any definition you wish.
      I understand what a punch list is a little differently than you.
      My frame of reference is based on the conventional understanding of the term.

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    3. Truth,

      These are just Blog comments. Right?

      George

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  2. Truths Ayer
    I think George's use of the term is spot-on according to common parlance used in project managememt.

    Joe

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    1. Do you hear that, Everybody!

      SPOT-ON!

      I like that about myself. Because I am a SPOT-ON kinda guy! 😎

      George

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  3. Definition of punch list
    : a list of usually minor tasks to be completed at the end of a project
    Does that mean you're at the end of the project mr. G
    You're into the construction faze of a project
    The terminology Are different,, as in ..... if I took my steel metal work to a machine shop I will give you a punch list of things to do . and you Call it a job work order .
    But your not doing steel work ⚙️ you're doing carpentry construction πŸ”¨

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    1. Ed,

      Words, words, words, words, words, words, words, words, words, words, words, words, words, words, words, words, words, words, words, words, words, words, words, words, words!

      I don't need no stinkin' words! 😎

      Jorge


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    2. You don't have to throw a tantrum 😑 just admit you were wrong

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    3. Ed,

      My "words" comment/reply was a take-off from the movie, "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre".

      George

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    4. Punchlist How and why the word is used as it is.
      Signs of Punch List Consensus
      Wikipedia also claims the practice relates to physically punching a hole in a piece of paper. It cites an historical practice of punching a hole in the margin of the punch list to signify the completion of the item. Usually both the architect’s and contractor’s documents were punched together so each of them would have a record of the completion of the item. In this case the contractor notifies the architect that work is substantially completed, and then the architect inspects the premises and puts together the punch list of items that are discrepancies, or that are incomplete.

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  4. I'm happy for you, that you're doing well in constructing your layout inside the truck. :) It's taking some time, but you'll be so comfortable when it's done. My prayer for you, continues. Blessings, Lynn

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    1. Dear Lynn,

      In a World of sour & bitter people, you are a sweet delight!

      Happy New Year!

      George



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  5. Wow! Things are really coming along! Looks great!

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    1. LBM,

      Thank you! 😎

      I'm going for the bench seat/bed today.

      The set-up bed takes up too much space.

      George

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