Just to let you know I’m still alive. Up to my neck in dust, data cables, plaster and flooring and will be for the next 10 days if it all goes well. Wife away with daughter, so pretty much nose to the grindstone at all times. Finished at 9.30pm tonight, so barely enough energy to heat pasta, before crashing down onto the sofa. As with all things in life, it’s running a day behind schedule already, after about 3 days, which is pretty impressive, but doing this all in a house with furniture is always a nightmare. Half the time is spent moving “stuff” around and covering things.
At the end of this mad period, I hope to have about 40 data points around the house, in a combination of 2 / 4 ports, mainly 2, mostly cat 6, but a few runs of cat 5e. Every run is 2 cables, in case of an accident, so a backup in all cases. I’m sure if a cable gets cut it will be one I want the most. The majority of the plastering is done, now that the data cable has been run into the wall, with a metal covering to avoid accidental drilling.
I think all the wife will care about are the small things, like a new clothes line and the garden reseeded in places. This is the last time I will need to skip the summer holiday with the family, while I get work done on the house.