It’s like before my wife and I moved from Texas to California our house was full of boxes and there was a U-Haul truck in our driveway. My friend comes over and says, “Hey, you moving?”
“Nope. We just pack our stuff up once or twice a week just to see how many boxes it takes. Here’s your sign.”
It was moving day at Texas811 for some of the staff – after taking 2.75 million incoming locate requests in 2015, a very necessary expansion was in order. 19 of us moved into approximately 4,000 square feet of renovated space at the other end of our office building suite last Friday and today. For the real estate curious, the entire footprint of the Texas811 building is a little over 84,000 square feet.
So now I’m sitting in the new office, which looks amazingly like the old office, except none of my pictures are up on the walls. They are all leaning up against the walls, waiting on hangers and a hammer.
The good thing about moving from one office to another within the same building is that moving is (relatively) easy. And I don’t have to worry about utilities! (Well, there’s that whole IT getting your computer reconnected thing)
And of course, I’m not going to be doing any digging in the new digs, so to speak. Not like a new homeowner moving in!
Speaking of – we’ve got an article now at the Homeowner’s Consult website. HC is is a free online resource for current and future homeowners. Their goal is to help find the best qualified real estate professionals to meet specific real estate needs, as well as offer real estate tips and blogs for both homeowner and real estate professional alike. You can read our blog here: https://homeownersconsult.com/hcdaily/dont-dig-up-trouble-at-your-new-home-dial-811-first/
And of course, when you’re ready to call 811 to get those lines located, use our handy Homeowner’s Portal on the Texas811 website, located here: https://txhop.texas811.org/
Finally, for those of you keeping up – I promised to update my weight loss program right here every week. I started at 219 pounds on January 4. Today’s weight is back to just over 211 pounds – a drop of one and a half pounds in two weeks.
In other news – you may remember that a few weeks ago I started working on a 1959 German radio receiver/stereo record player. All of the old wax/paper capacitors have now been replaced, along with four under-performing resistors and one vacuum tube that was heading south. The radio now plays (the FM dial only goes up to 100 since it was built in Europe in 1959) but there’s a very audible hum that has to be tracked down and dealt with. More than likely I missed seeing a couple more of the original electrolytic capacitors, and there are two more in series with the speakers that need replacement. Parts have been ordered.
Until next week, safe digging!