Thursday, November 20, 2014
Unexpected Home Repairs...
During this busy holiday season I can truly use some extra energy and good health. This classic Lucille Ball is still one of my all time favorites. My daughter got me this "just because" and I adore it. Thank you Shelby.
Poor Mr. C is hard at work...again! I happened to see a few cracks and said, "Honey you should caulk those before Winter". Oops...my eagle eyes brought to attention that caulking wasn't going to save some seriously rotted out wooden boards. Our home is covered with wood boards due to the English Tudor theme and having decks at both ends of the house. DRAT!!! One board led to another board and then another and so on...
Here is our railing which had to come off. I cannot express how unsafe a second story deck is without a sturdy railing. I did not like the edge, especially after he had to also remove a very big load bearing timber from under the deck. This process has been going on for weeks. Mr. C will only do the very best job possible and not make any shortcuts.
Here is my view from the deck down to the six foot tall ladder (the little one). The drop is at least twenty feet.
Here are the new boards replaced around the window and the corner of the house. The railing is beginning to get back together. Thank you Mr. C for always taking such good care of us and our home. You are the very best! I love Mr. C and this color blue he let me have on the house.
I am still making Little Wallets. This beautiful tatting my friend Diane shared with me looked just like her initial "D". My gift list is out of control. Every year I plan to cut back and not overdo but then the excitement gets to me and I get carried away with Sharing Joy!
We are having no sunshine but lots of grey and drizzle. Not really rain to fill the watertable but glorious sprinkles to water the plants. Prayers for all in deep snow to stay safe and warm.
I just love seeing all the wonderful gifts and decor that you all are sharing. Sharing Joy this holiday season. Thank you. Creative Holiday Bliss...