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Sunday, June 13, 2010

Fixing house and me

Sunday a.m. – started this
Tuesday a.m.
Not much happening around here. Yesterday (last Sunday and Monday) and the day before were really nice. Not too hot and low humidity. Wish it would stay like that but rain is in the forecast for tonight and severe thunderstorms tomorrow (hope they stay north of us.) And a rise in the temps – to 90+ and humidity by the weekend. Ugh drip drip!
Last year we had to have a new roof because it was leaking and coming in through the big bathroom ceiling. Well when we got back from Mexico this year we discovered that the bathroom ceiling was again experiencing a leak!!!!! So called insurance company again and they sent out contractor. Guess the leak wasn’t from the roof as everyone thought but from the siding on the dormer (sp?) of the upstairs bathroom.

Siding ripped off - lots of rotten and wet wood
So yesterday the contractor ripped off the siding – yeppers all the wood behind it is soaked and rotted. Insurance man came and checked it out and okayed the repairs. [Sure hope it doesn’t rain this morning] Now they are talking mold inside the walls…..the senior apartments they’re building downtown are looking better and better to me.
Bill needs to get out and mow the yard today – before it rains again. All the flowers and plants are loving it this year. We have so many strawberries we can’t eat them all. And he has a couple of plants of cantaloupe and watermelon growing – inside the fence.
I finished my glass fish sun catcher like the one I saw downtown – took about 20 minutes of work. Bill drilled the holes in it and suggested the way to string it together. Looks really cute and nicer than the ones I saw.

We went to the quilt show over the weekend. Don’t know whether it inspired or intimidated me. Mostly inspired I think. Also found out the name of a lady who does the machine quilting – for a fee. So maybe I’ll get in touch with her to quilt my bedspread as I think it is just too big for me to handle with my sewing machine.
My quilt in the front and me working hard at the sewing machine. Bill got ahold of the camera.
Also have been making some stained glass sun catchers for the front door for July 4th. And a new necklace earring set.

I’ve been feeling quite a bit better too. When we came home from Mexico I had to go to the doc. Thought my problem of four years ago had come back. But seems like it was just a rice sized piece of calcium growing where it shouldn’t be and it caused an infection that was bothering me. Anyway sure hope that was it. Now it’s a waiting game to see if it happens again.
As I posted it is now Sunday. While the contractor is here and it is raining outside (daily) we are having him put a drop ceiling in the laundry room. It looked like a dungeon down there. Much nicer now – but not I need to stain it and then paint the walls. One job just seems to lead to another. [Condo! Condo! Condo!]

Ceiling before
Ceiling after - partly done

Yesterday it was up to 90 here with about 90% humidity. So we just vegged out all day. Between the World Cup games and the NASCAR races and the severe weather reports we both managed to spend most of the day in front of the TV. The US team tied England and Logano won the Nationwide. Kyle came in 3rd in the Trucks.
Rip roaring storm passed through here yesterday evening. Lots of hard rain, lightening and thunder. Satellites went out, lights blinked on and off and house shook. Always an interesting experience.
Today will be spent in much the same way, except at 2 o’clock I’ll be watching the Cup race on one TV and Bill will be watching Germany soccer on another TV. Storms and heat are predicted for most of the day today too.

Just a couple visitors out back - love to watch them.

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