Monday, June 13, 2016

Monday Update: What a 2 Weeks It's Been

There's been plenty of good, and some not-so-good.  Oh, some of the not-so-good would have been considered a minor disaster pre-fire, but now, nothing's a disaster as long as we're all alive and kicking.

All good: The rubber roofer came, replaced the rubber roof over the formerly burned area in just 3 days, and left.  We had 2" of rain after he was done, and stayed dry as a bone.  Victory for us! (No pictures; it's just a flat black roof.)

Mostly good: The central air guy came.  He got our system installed, and hooked up the 3 bedrooms that are in use.  Good news.  He tied into the old condensate line: bad news.  It terminated inside a wall, so it rained into my office all over my fabric.

 Good news: all of this fabric got re-washed, folded and sorted.  10 loads worth.  Bad news: Our washer developed a leak.  I kept washing anyway, and soaking up the water on the floor.  It had to be done.

Good news: At least one of the big box chains still sells non-water-saving washing machines.  And I got one.  Bad news: No one stocks them.  I had to wait from Saturday until Thursday afternoon to get a new washer.  The laundry room didn't smell pretty.

Good news: The new washer is installed, works like a champ, and all of the laundry is done. 

Great news:  The slate roofers showed up.  They made this mess.

Then they started putting rocks on my roof.

This is 2 days' work.  Pretty good, right?  They're supposed to be back tomorrow.  But trust me, slaters are so rare that we won't gripe if they don't show until next week.  We simply know they'll keep coming because we owe them money now.

Bonus good news:  Baby Madeline was here 2 weekends ago.  She's learned to smile.  This is her greeting to me as soon as they walked into the house, before she was even released from her car seat.  You know she spent basically no time in that seat for the rest of the weekend!

So, Happy Monday, everyone!


Faye Lewis said...

Glad all is well with you Marjie even with life's ups and downs and your baby is gorgeous!!!

Pam said...

Busy lady! I am glad the house is getting back in shape and the roof is getting done. It's a bummer that the washer went out but a new one is always nice! The baby is just adorable. Love her smile. Love her red hair! So sweet.

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Hi Marjie. Sounds like our place. Always something happening (but no fire over this way thank goodness). Love your grandbub's smile. Melts your heart doesn't it. No worries and love,Carol, Stella and Rory

Mae Travels said...

What a wonderful smile! I hope all your remaining jobs go smoothly.

best... mae at

Big Dude said...

Sounded like more good than bad. I cannot imagine what this has been like for you and hope I never find out. Hopefully it will all be over soon.

Two French Bulldogs said...

We are thinking the good stuff weighs our the bad stuff. OMD We need to squeeze Madelines cheeks
Lily & Edward

Sue said...

It sounds like mostly good news with just a few surmountable bumps along the way.

Lapdog Creations said...

Oh boy... you've got a lot going on! I'm glad it's mostly good news though!

~~louise~~ said...

So, this is what you've been up to? Or should I say you and the rest of the gang and workers, lol...Sure does sound busy at your house. Hopefully it will all quiet down soon.

Okay, so now I'm going to virtually squeeze Madeline's cheeks and say "oh how big you've gotten, lol..." she really is so alert Marjie, my, my...Of course that smile says it all in grandma's heart. Just think of it the next time you decide to hang out the window painting!

Glad you salvaged the fabric and got a new washer. I better not wait any longer, you just reminded me:)

Thanks for sharing, Marjie...