I don’t think I really need it, but I’m boosting my speed up to Comcast’s Blast (200 Mbps). Why am I writing this here? I tried to remember the last time I updated my package and I had to dig around a lot more (reviewing CC bills to see when the price bumped up). I found it – it was December of 2016, but now I have this entry, I’ll search again and know it was done on April 30, 2017. Memory!
In a recent quick and short visit to my farmhouse in SC, I was able to take these images. I was only able to fly the drone for about 20 minutes before I had to stop and run out to pick up my sister. I was hoping to come back over the next day and shoot some more but that didn’t work out due to over cast weather and that another grand nephew came into the world. No problem, I’ll be back in another month or so to have another chance to capture more and get some more “flying” in. I wish there was a place to fly and practice at home…I’ll just have to find a place. I’ve posted many more on my Facebook page.
The farmhouse is coming along now. It’s good to see this phase of things as it appears to move more quickly than other phases. I know things will start slowing down as they work on the inside – at least not be as drastic on a day to day basis with changes.
On the drone front, service is now repairing the unit and it says 3 or 4 days for repair and testing. I’m hoping that will come along. In the meantime I’ve purchased another one to have as a spare for when one goes into service, I’ll still have one to use. Hey, a computer would cost me more and I’m OK with keeping what I have for another year or more! Don’t judge me! :-).
Here are a few more photos as sent from my sister. The wood framing is nearing completion I think based on what I’m seeing. They have framed up the roof, but have not yet put the roof decking down. That’s coming soon.
A bonus is that we’ve discovered a complete brick walk way that had been buried by only a few inches of dirt. My brother-in-law has done some digging to uncover it. There are some rough spots that could be repaired, but overall what I see is in pretty good condition. I suspect we’ll move the mail box to the end of it so that it is actually on our land.
The online service shows that it’s pending a repair quote. Hoping it won’t be too high. Can’t wait for my drone to get back to me! I was really hoping to have it and use it to track the home repair for the farm house.
A good bit has happened with the house. The foundation was done with plumbing and various things completed and inspected. Walls have started going up. Thanks to my sister Joy for proving some photos as things progress.
I did the paperwork yesterday so today I have to send off my Drone (DJI Mavic Pro) to the service center – in California! Hopefully, I’ll get it back in a couple of weeks before my next trip down south so I can take some more overhead shots of the farm house.
I decided to splurge on a drone. I wanted something that I could work with and fly easily and after a YouTube review I decided to get one. Of course, so excited I did a stupid thing and flew it into my ceiling! I’m not sure if that caused by camera gimbal to mess up or not, but the camera gimbal is a wreck. I’ll have to see about having it repaired soon. However, here is an aerial shot of the back of my farm house that is having to be rebuilt:
These two are captured from the choppy video. When showing stills from the MOV files, they’re not so and pretty sharp. I did a screen capture after pausing the Quicktime player and then cropped them down. Images here are linked to larger versions.