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Thread: Light at end of tunnel....

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    Light at end of tunnel....

    Finally - I can see it. Hurray!

    It will be 2 years this summer since we put the new addition on the house and also a new roof. The old roof was a dark barn red and the shutters on the windows matched that. When the new roof went on, we changed the color of the shingles to a dark gray/green (the house has gray vinyl siding), so of course the shutters had to come down to be painted to match the roof. Those red ones just wouldn't cut it!

    So they took up residence in the garage, patiently waiting for a new paint job - and they waited, and waited, and waited..... In the meantime, the front of the house grew some not so pretty moss/mold and had to be pressure washed even before the shutters could go back up.

    Well today the day finally arrived. My son took the new pressure washer he got for his birthday last June, and washed the house, and now he's in the garage painting the shutters! Hallelujah - praise the Lord! I won't even recognize the place when they get finished and up!

    So I guess now I have to forgive him for cutting down the azaleas across the front with his chain saw a couple of weeks ago. I wasn't too happy when he first did it, but now I have to admit (to myself-not to him!), that it does look better. They were old and wrangly and even a good pruning wouldn't have helped.

    He's not lazy - just works some crazy hours, and he and DIL like to get out on the motorcycle when they can, when there's not something else going on like the kids have to go somewhere, or the weathers bad, or someone's sick, etc, etc. Even the big kids have to have some time for play.

    OMG - the good news continues. I just found out that he put DIL to painting the shutters and he's on the roof cleaning the gutters and installing the gutter guards.

    I don't know if my heart can take all this in one day.....
    I've Been Boo'd
    Thanks, Barry
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    Now is the only time you have, so live it with a will -
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    Doesn't it feel good when things come together around the house..you'll have to post pictures when they are done.
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    What a wonderful day for you! YaY!

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    Well the rain halted the progress, but a lot got done anyway. Half the shutters are painted and drying in the garage, and the gutters got cleaned, but the guards didn't get put on. This was Labor Day around here - not Memorial Day.

    Maybe next weekend it can get finished. Son and DIL normally go to NASCAR in Dover, but since they are going on a mini 4 day anniversary vacation that includes the following weekend, they sold this year's tickets. That's the first time in about 15 years that my son will miss the June race. They'll make the September race tho, and maybe the rest of the work will get done next weekend too.

    Come on - send some good vibes this way for me please - that this project gets wrapped up. Pretty please.......
    I've Been Boo'd
    Thanks, Barry
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    My little dogs - two heartbeats at my feet.
    by Edith Wharton & Me
    Sparky the Fuzzbutt - PT's DOTD 8/3/2010
    RIP 2/28/1999~10/9/2012
    Myndi the Fuzzbutt - Mom's DOTD - Everyday
    RIP 1/24/1996~8/9/2013
    Ellie - Mom to the Fuzzbuttz

    To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.
    Ecclesiastes 3:1
    The clock of life is wound but once and no man has the power
    To know just when the hands will stop - on what day, or what hour.
    Now is the only time you have, so live it with a will -
    Don't wait until tomorrow - the hands may then be still.
    ~~~~true author unknown~~~~

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    Quote Originally Posted by pomtzu View Post
    Well the rain halted the progress, but a lot got done anyway. Half the shutters are painted and drying in the garage, and the gutters got cleaned, but the guards didn't get put on. This was Labor Day around here - not Memorial Day.

    Maybe next weekend it can get finished. Son and DIL normally go to NASCAR in Dover, but since they are going on a mini 4 day anniversary vacation that includes the following weekend, they sold this year's tickets. That's the first time in about 15 years that my son will miss the June race. They'll make the September race tho, and maybe the rest of the work will get done next weekend too.

    Come on - send some good vibes this way for me please - that this project gets wrapped up. Pretty please.......
    I'll send some your way if you send some mine that this blasted kitchen gets finished and my appliances get installed w/no problems and the old ones hauled away.
    Blessings,
    Mary



    "Time and unforeseen occurrence befall us all." Ecclesiastes 9:11

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    Quote Originally Posted by pomtzu View Post
    I wasn't too happy when he first did it, but now I have to admit (to myself-not to him!), that it does look better.
    This made me laugh!
    Blessings,
    Mary



    "Time and unforeseen occurrence befall us all." Ecclesiastes 9:11

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    Quote Originally Posted by Medusa View Post
    I'll send some your way if you send some mine that this blasted kitchen gets finished and my appliances get installed w/no problems and the old ones hauled away.
    You got it kiddo - a vibe for a vibe. Let's hope they work for both of us.
    I've Been Boo'd
    Thanks, Barry
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    My little dogs - two heartbeats at my feet.
    by Edith Wharton & Me
    Sparky the Fuzzbutt - PT's DOTD 8/3/2010
    RIP 2/28/1999~10/9/2012
    Myndi the Fuzzbutt - Mom's DOTD - Everyday
    RIP 1/24/1996~8/9/2013
    Ellie - Mom to the Fuzzbuttz

    To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.
    Ecclesiastes 3:1
    The clock of life is wound but once and no man has the power
    To know just when the hands will stop - on what day, or what hour.
    Now is the only time you have, so live it with a will -
    Don't wait until tomorrow - the hands may then be still.
    ~~~~true author unknown~~~~

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    Many Congrats && will bet it all looks all so nice..

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