It’s Good to be Done

It’s done (for this year). Here are some of my choice pics of the ordeal that was my summer.

 

Lots of Trucks and Noise
Lots of Trucks and Noise

 

newroofmess
the Joys of Home Ownership….

 

Proper baffles provide proper ventilation over vaulted areas.
Workers Work!

 

The Calico House (with repairs done and new roof on)
The Calico House (with repairs done and new roof and gutters on)

 

Before Paint Color, So Dark!
Before Paint Color, So Dark!

 

Bare Barberry
Bare Barberry

 

More than half the bushes were dead inside.
I Can Breathe!

 

Oh, I Didn't Tell You About This... This Was Fun
Oh, I Didn’t Tell You About This…Such Fun

 

The Three Amigos
The Three Amigos

 

The Three Amigos Makeover
The Three Amigos Madeover

 

Yuuuuuck.
Yuuuuuck.

 

Much Better, Thankyouverymuch!
Much Better, Thankyouverymuch!

 

Uh, no, I don't think this is going to be okay.
Just No.

 

New Garage Door, New(ish) Light
New Garage Door, New(ish) Light

 

Front Door Under Repair
Front Door Under Repair

 

Lots and Lots of Details.
Lots and Lots of Details.

 

All adorned in autumn glory.
I swear it’s not that orange.

 

"When all else fails, follow directions."
“When all else fails, follow directions.”

 

Best.Friend.Ever!
Best.Friend.Ever!

 

Now for the final reveal pics! After all, the paint, fixtures and (minimal) landscaping are all about the final overall image. Please keep in mind that yes, I know there is still a boatload of work to be done.

'Merica
‘Merica

 

Nice Autumn Setting
Nice Autumn Setting

 

Much Nicer, Yes?
The New Chez Frugal.

Oh, you need a reminder?  Here you go.

The Calico House (with repairs done and new roof on)
The Calico House

Oh, you want an original, original? How about this one?

Long Ago, On A Cold Tundra
Long Ago In The Bleak Mid-Winter. Boring!

 

The work never stops. We’ve started saving up for a total re-do of the side of the garage area. A solution to the cracking and wrong-sloping concrete is imperative, the retaining wall needs to be replaced, and the steps to the gate are beyond disrepair. Reworking the side is going to solve some other issues, too. But we’ll deal with that once we’ve hit the savings threshold.

For now, we’re going to enjoy the comfort, safety and security these completed projects bring. We’re good on the roof till the next “catastrophic hail event.” We’re good on house paint for another 8-10 years. The lights should serve us well for years. And the front door — well, shut the front door! Just in time for holiday planning, I’m calling this one a wrap.

Signature

Advertisements

Share your thoughts, ideas and comments!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s