This week the the last “critical measurements” will be made for both the siding and windows and then the work can begin on the siding and windows. Gosh I can’t tell you all how excited I’m to have properly fitted windows that don’t require almost a 1/2 inch of caulk just to close off the drafts in the winter.
The plan is the old siding will be striped off, the entire house will get a full wrap and the Styrofoam reinforced vinyl siding will be installed on top of that wrap. All new windows and all wood framing will be wrapped in metal to stop all rot and keep with the Craftsman look. I trust my contractor as his crew installed my roof in about 8 hours, the crew did great cleanup and my roof suffered no damage from the nasty winter of 2016.
Heads up if you are a coffee drinker you have about 2 weeks to stock up on coffee as the coffee growing regions suffered a significant drought. I have seen the coffee prices sneaking up and the can size getting smaller so I’m stocking up now before the prices get higher.
Got some mill ends to burn for a good price. The gentleman that delivered the wood let me use my garden wagon and wheel barrow to off load the wood rather than just dumping it all on the ground. I figure we got about a half a cord+ of good “kindling” wood for the stove. I laid down two pallets and cleaned up some shrubs before delivery and used the pallets that Mom collected that I was so peeved about using around the house. OOPS my bad!
I’m a bit peeved about my wood guy. I gave him $250.00 cash this spring when his pickup blew an engine with no wood delivery required at the time of payment until his truck was fixed. I understand stuff happens when your primary way of making a living blows up in your face. I don’t want to get pissy about things but I gave him cash to repair his truck in March and now I want a wood delivery in Sept.-Oct. and that is not happening. Well it was a handshake sort of transaction and there is nothing I can do legally that won’t cost more than $250.00. Gosh I like this guy and I don’t think I should be treated as a debt collector especially when I gave you cash to fix your truck and would wait for you to deliver wood.
It is a bit sad at Casa de Chaos as Toy the Peke passed. He had a good run of 14+ years but he needed a bit of mercy/ help reaching that RAINBOW bridge. Thank goodness for Jackson the terrier, Mom is moving on and not dwelling on Toy’s death. It was a release for Toy to move on. While Brodie and Tucker are my dogs they love getting affection from all they meet.
Okay I have added new fans, a new section of kindling and working on a new concept of raised bed gardening. Winter looks to be be brutal so get ready now!