Friday, July 11, 2008
I'm at my desk now, about an hour behind schedule. I'd hoped to start the open house by 10AM, but there were some delays this morning. I'll probably be out there by 11:30 AM in time for the lunch crowds.
Update. I spent about an hour preparing for the open house, taking phone calls, responding to emails, and on a video call to India.
One on location, in front of Prairie Lights Books in Iowa City, we needed to put the home on jacks to secure it. This is a fairly precarious task. At one point, the house fell to the ground since we were having trouble stabilizing it. The road surface is sloped, so we needed to level the house and stabilize it securely before having people come in to view it.
One of the tires on the truck was low on air. The tires on the house were also low on air, at about 32 pounds of pressure rather than the rated 65 pounds of pressure. We filled them to 55 pounds since the tires were already hot.