Daaang, what a few weeks. You may remember from our last update I’ve been doing everything in my power to stabilise the family location and situation.
I’m happy to report that we’ve been incredibly successful as a family, so we’re going live once more.
Despite lots of delays, and remaining on holidays camps and in hotels for over 4 weeks, our mobile home arrived. It took over a week to get everything sorted, including mounting the TV, curtain brackets + poles, carpets, plumbing, electrics, etc, but it’s all done now.
Phew! Nearly done getting moved into new home and getting everything sorted. Fencing coming soon, and furnishings for office shed. Oldest starts school in next few days, and the Big Kick Off for Serpent OS will begin. pic.twitter.com/uWlWEXFAv4— Ikey Doherty (@ikey_doherty) June 8, 2021
All plumbing completed for our new mobile home. Took me a while but its leak free. Pressurised boiler and hooked up gas, got hot water and flushing toilet. Yay. pic.twitter.com/ePx49nlLEt— Ikey Doherty (@ikey_doherty) June 7, 2021
Took all day.. but.. I have half of the plumbing done, the electric hookup complete, water connection and gas bottles on, sofa in. More work to do over coming days but hullo new sense of stability:)) pic.twitter.com/hberLmePPR— Ikey Doherty (@ikey_doherty) June 3, 2021
It took quite some effort, but I’ve purchased and built a dedicated office space where I’ll be working on Serpent OS daily. As my eldest son has just started full time school, I have considerably more usable hours to do so!
Once the PVC shed was built, my wife and I deep cleaned it, fitted carpet, added a chair and desk, and honestly it’s an awesome little workspace. Future plans will involve a dedicated power supply (twin 16A RCD split on mobile home supply), ethernet connection, fans, etc.
This office space is what I was trying to build when I set out with the Office Shed event goal on Open Collective, which we can now finally deem successful.
Admittedly an awkward bastard to build, especially without any manner of instructions and an assorted box of screws. Came out well though.— Ikey Doherty (@ikey_doherty) June 5, 2021
Soon to be my office shed, pending cleaning, electrics, homelyfying and furniture. Great things await. pic.twitter.com/9hhqzDMWFB
Got the first stage of the office shed sorted. Next on the list, mounted monitor and electrical connection. pic.twitter.com/wHMkPP7hxX— Serpent OS (@Serpent_OS) June 13, 2021
I’ve signed up to broadband with ~40mbps min download, ~69mbps average, just waiting for the engineer appointment to install a new master socket.
New day time availability, high speed internet and a dedicated office space will mean drastically improved productivity as well as permitting live streams!
A Huge Thank You
I want to thank you all for your belief in me and patience while my family and I completely reinvented our lives to ensure ongoing stability. It’s been only a short few weeks, but in reality we’ve been trying this continiuously for the last 3 years. At great expense, fiscal and otherwise, it has finally paid off.
Now, as a family we can focus on ourselves again. Professionally speaking, I can lay waste to misconceptions around the projects activity and go whole hog. The ramp up is beginning, and cadence will be restored shortly.
Remember, you can now join us on Matrix to have real time discussions or talk with the team!