I am living in "the little house of horrors" for Self-Portrait Tuesday
November roof leak, and subsequent removal and installation of a new wall.
The vacuum keeps coming to and from Sears repair, the furnace had problems (now fixed). I also got a new programmable thermstat. How did I live without that before?
I have not cleaned up the backyard since the big windstorm. Tree trimming crew here yesterday, but have a maple in trouble, so more pruning in store. I have been trying my best to prune the hydrangeas and find that is a very painful procedure.
Pull string on the blinds in the master bedroom has broken so many times, the cost of repairing them would have purchased a new set of blinds. The last time one broke, back in October, I left it thinking we would eventually order new ones. Which we finally did last month. And that wasn't cheap ;(
The french doors we installed more than 10 years ago have been rotting the last couple of years. I have been worried and finally ordered a new, water-resistant one. Of course, that is a "custom" size. Today was the "anticipated installation day", but with the removal of said rotten door, we found problems on the sub-flooring which led to a frantic phone call to my contractor begging him to rush over and take a peek before installation. The conclusion was to let the wood dry out for a couple of days, cover the gapping hole and let Rick (my trusted contractor) come do his magic later.
All of this does not include the running list in my head of other maintenance items that need to be done. In short, homeowning = poverty.
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