Climbing around in a ceiling

Well most of this week so far has been dedicated to creating a LAN in a new office my company is opening. Basically I was told Monday at noon that I am supposed to put the network in on Tuesday… Only no one bothered to inform me of this before hand… so off I go Monday afternoon hitting all the computer stores on island looking for parts and estimates (DSL modem, Min 8 port router with a firewall, various cables and a surge protector). None of the computer companies had everything I needed on hand so I pieced and parted the thing on Tuesday from the various stores.

Tuesday and today was spent running the various cables (they layed these little conduits (like 3/4 or 1 inch) that no one knew where they went or where they came out… turned out they were basically useless to me and I ended up running the cables in the ceiling. Oh and them needing it by Tuesday – change revision 1 . It is now needed by next week, but again I wasn’t told this until Tuesday evening. So the basic cables are run, but no electronics will go in until after they move in… and I still need to go find the things that hold the cables to the wall and look nice and pretty…