Roof – Chapter 2 – the sequel

The magnitude of losing the roof has morphed into an intensive and exciting restoration project. Necessity has caused us to make some changes we should have done anyway, but never quite got around to.

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Two men lift a panel of wallboard to the ceilingThere is definite progress. Insulation went in today, and wall board is up and will be textured tomorrow. Can paint be far behind? Mimi the cat is delighted to be able to go into her bedroom again (the door has been closed for weeks), although there is still no bed in there upon which to lie and soak up the morning sun.


Sunday, March 26, 2006

Much progress this weekend. Painting and the beginnings of a new closet. No wimpy colors here! Tomorrow we get measured for new carpet. (Oh, no! The old one is so attractive.)

Ladder with paint can on the floor in the closet


Bright blue paint on walls around the closet

Slightly after







Sunday, April 2, 2006

Closet with clothes hanging in it



The painting is done, the new closet shaping up. The carpet has been ordered. I predict move in to be in two weeks or less. Stay tuned. In the meantime….




Black and white cat sleeping on mattress in the living room


Mimi sleeps on on the mattress on the down comforter in front of the heater on the floor. She’s in no hurry for a quick fix.




Thursday, April 6, 2006

Trees mangled by the storm



The tree guys came and spent the day cleaning up the mangled trees that were part of last month’s weather event. They were planning to come on Wednesday, but it rained–just as it has almost every day in March. Nice to have a roof over our heads.



Friday, April 14, 2006
The carpet arrived at the installers today, but they missed us when they tried to call to set up an appointment for installation. We will do that on Tuesday when they open again. My guess is that it should be done by next weekend. We are ready to move back in.

Thursday, April 20, 2006

The bed bathed in morning sunTwo nights off the floor! Slowly we move back in. We tried rehanging the closet doors. It was a routine worthy of Monty Python (notice the slight offset at the top). There is another set to go in; we will persevere–eventually. The baseboard behind the bed is nailed in; the rest is not.We won’t move other things until it is finished. But moving the bed out of the living room has enlarged the rest of the house.

Mimi is not feeling well this morning.

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