Sunday, December 9, 2012
but who knew we'd be getting rid of all the walls?
The weather which has been so cooperative (even giving us positively balmy days last weekend) was not so cooperative this weekend. It was foggy/rainy yesterday and today it out and out rained most of the day.
The roofer guys got most of the shingles up, just a few rows left, before they ran out of shingles on Saturday. They were going to finish today but even I could see that they couldn't get up there on the wet tar paper safely so it'll have to wait until next weekend.
It's ok. The room is still dry. Cold, but dry. You can see the light through the ends of the rafters. We can't seal that up until the inspector guy comes tomorrow and approves the work. It should be fine. And then Pk will put in the electric boxes for the fixtures and then the insulation.
Kate got us a plant because we "needed a bit of color".
Putting up the holiday decorations will be a challenge since most of the walls are gone but I'm looking forward to it.
A new dumpster will be delivered this Friday and they'll take away the full one. We'll fill the new one with all the debris that is now cluttering our yard.
I am so looking forward to Christmas. We're doing a pollyanna this year and I am so thankful. Pk and I can shop together for our pollyannas and then I can get him a few things and he can shop for me. I don't have to do all the shopping/wrapping for everyone. I think I might like to do this every year.
Thursday and Friday Pk had a fever and was really out of it but he kicked it by the weekend by passing it off onto me. My brain is so foggy. I am slightly feverish but not overly so. There's some intestinal distress involved as well. I am considering a mental health day tomorrow. I would like to be here for the inspector and after the inspection, we can go get our tree.
And this potrack. It has lights and will hold the pans I use the most. It's planned to be suspended over our counter (which we don't have yet) since the ceilings are 9 feet high, it will fit nicely and I will be able to reach things. I don't think I'd like to store bread and vegetables on it but maybe a plant? For the moment, I'll use the old countertop resting on the sawhorses. I can't wait to get things moved back into the kitchen area so I can find them! We will put in new cabinets and things but not now. We've spent enough money for the moment.
That's all our news. Well, not ALL the news but since most people (but not me) are on Facebook, I imagine you all know. Last weekend Jim told us he wanted to ask Em to marry him and asked if it was ok. We (of course) said yes and today he asked her and she said yes. So, there will be a wedding in our family in the future.
And we couldn't be happier (and yes, Em, I cried).