Well, here we go again... I'm late on a post... Perhaps the pics below will help to explain...
First, the hot water heater has been circling the drain for over a year now, and that meant lugging buckets of water out of the basement three to five times per day/night. (And that's not to mention the worry that the sucker might just explode in a vapor explosion or gas explosion or a combination thereof...) Here's the new one..
Next is a rebuild of the front-door landing... The wheelchair ramp had become unsafe and had to 'exit stage left' ASAP. And that meant rebuilding the landing itself.
And finally, the garage back door had no realistic method of access or egress -- seems that insurance companies and Fire Chiefs take a dim view of that sort of thing... Once again, the remedy needed to be done 'goofy fast'.
Oh, but the fun never ends... We had to rewire, mess with the rec-room/garage, take on at least 12 projects in the basement, and tend to the day-to-day, and we're talking Giggle City. Lastly was the joy of getting so sick that I was hallucinating and went into convulsions (thank God for the local EMTs!) Yeah, it's been an interesting intro to the Summer.
But you know what? No matter how screwed up things become, we still have the birds (especially the crows...) We still have the beauty and the humor... My guess is that, at best, life is a white-knuckle brawl, and we take our respites where we can...
By the feeders,
P.S. Did I mention installing insulation in the attic? Here is before...
And here is when the job is done...
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