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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

In the Marry Month of May

May 11

May is turning out to be quite an eventful month for us!  In one of my earlier posts I wrote about my vision cards for the year and how our house is one of the areas I/we will be focusing on.

We moved into this house almost 20 years ago, just before our youngest daughter was born.  In fact, I was about 4 months pregnant and couldn't do much in the actual moving part.  We used to tell people that they should look for the house that was the color of mint chip ice cream.   

To say we've done nothing to the house is not quite true.  A few years ago we had a leak in the roof over the kitchen and, after living through one rainy season with pots on the floor, we patched that section of the roof.

And last year we replaced part of the fence in the backyard that had just about fallen completely apart.

There are many reasons why we haven't done much to the house over the years.  In the beginning, nothing needed fixing.  Then, as little things started to pop up, my husband, who is a pretty handy man, was busy working, sometimes odd shifts like graveyard or swing shift which would throw his sleeping habits all out of whack and make the timing of doing things inappropriate.  (He couldn't start making repairs when he got home from work at midnight or 3 AM and he would need to be sleeping during the day).  Now, when things are really needing attention, his back will not allow him to handle the strenuous activities.

So, we've made the decision to have a company come in and replace the roof and gutters and put siding on the house rather than paint.  I've gone around and taken pictures of what things look like now so we can compare them to the finished product (and so I can have another subject to scrapbook about - let's be honest)!

Pretty shabby looking, but I don't usually look up at the roof.

This is in our driveway at the moment.

There are men on the roof as I type this.  Inspection tomorrow, Friday they start putting new shingles and gutters on and it should be done by Monday!  Cross your fingers all goes well!  


  1. We had new gutters put on this house a few years ago. So far our roof is ok, but many houses ago we had to replace the roof. A noisy project, but oh so worth it. Enjoy your "new" home.

  2. I'm so glad to see that you have the materials there in your driveway. I got ripped off by a roofer who collected $3600 for materials and then disappeared. Never again will I pay upfront for anything! I hope that guy rots in hell...
    Anyway, that's exciting to be getting work done on your house. You'll be so happy once it's complete. And yes, we want to see pictures!

    Michele at Angels Bark

    1. Michele, this company wants NO money until the job is finished, and they will only be working on our house, not six houses at once. We got lucky I think.