Sunday, September 10, 2006

Golly gee, shucks, shelterrific!

OK, so... Since the heat is abating (slowly I will add) and I am starting to get itching to make more progress on the house and therefore houseblog. When I started up writing the previous post and looked at how many folks may have stopped by and become completely disappointed by the sheer lack of updating!

So, imagine my surprise when I saw that there was this place that had sent over quite a few folks and when I went to see what the link was, I found this.

For one, she mentioned progress... and I still don't see it, but wow, thanks, we sure appreciate that you think our house is adorable (we sure do)! But the site is fabulous... and I sure don't feel worthy but am just delighted for it... so thank you Angela M.!!!! We feel like we won a prize just because of your mention!!!


Sunday, September 03, 2006

Ghosts in the attic or the attic window (front)

I am so sorry for not having posted anything... I went on a summer hiatus when kaptain kaos disappeared and left me with stairs I hate, they tilt forwards and taking a baby down them is a nightmare... yeah, not much nice to say... but aside from horrendous heat, nothing much has happened on the house, it is too damn hot to even think about it. However, I am now forced to... A month or so back we had a ferocious storm, which we, in our typical befuddledness, are slooooooowly adressing the damage it cause to house and home... we had a nightmare leak where the addition is, of course not a stitch of water in any of the storms since...
we had five trees down, three we could save... no power for a day and I was sick sick sick through the whole freaking ordeal to boot.
Wait, there is more to the damage report...
the basement - full of water... and this is a desert so there is not any of those drain thingies you see in basements in other parts of the US so I had a mini flood... which was related partly to condensation and partly to one filthy sump pump (think one inch of sludge in the bottom).. plus a clogged tubing to the outside... thankfully that has been taken care of and I just have to mop the rampant condensation that drips off of the central air unit...
But wait, there is more..

the attic - yeah... see the picture, there used to be a four paned window there, but it got knocked out in one of the storms. We got an estimate yesterday on fixing it and the one in the back with lost a frame and we are looking at a $2000 bill... [insert expletive here].

I am not sure what we should do, that is a lot of money for two windows... we are looking for carpenters the seek out other bids but they are often turning us down when they hear the request of attic window on an old house.

It is so bad, I am thinking of taking a carpentry course or 100...

In spite of this headache, I do love the house.

Oh and on the positive side of old house hell, or maybe not... there is a rock band interested in taking a picture of them on our front porch for their new album... though we have granted permission, we have not heard back from them.