One Roofer Roofing
Two Tilers Tiling
Three New Water Pipes
|the red line added a festive touch|
A Sheet-rocker behind plastic
Fiiiive Gollllden Rules! (of home ownership)
1. Live as if you're moving. Weed out regularly or never keep the crap. Make all repairs and updates to enjoy while you live there - why just do it for the buyer?
2. When a pipe leaks take measures immediately to dry out all areas nearby. (and a bit further... water is sneaky)
3. A roof is only as good as the application of the felt and metal channels over the plywood and under the roofing material. (that's the pretty stuff you see but it's only function is to protect the felt from sun damage and to shed rain)
4. Love thy neighbor and make decisions along your shared property line that will benefit their property as well as yours. (they
5. And this too shall pass. (when your subcontractors see you smiling and taking "it" all in stride they will go the extra mile for you)
Our 12 Days of Christmas song ends here with some photos of the decorations despite the chaos.
|the long view of the living room|
god that guest room holds a lot of decor!
|more guest room furniture and the outdoor cushions |
suspends pool table play
|blurred lines (and focus!) between construction site and family room|
|and just as Mary and Joseph found room in the manger|
|our guest room carpet will be laid and cleaned and decor replaced (on the 27th)|
in time for our guests arrival on the 28th
|a pretty blue christmas|
My favorite winter cocktails have helped me connect with the spirit of the season - join me!
Muddle 1 cherry, 1 orange slice (my mom uses a 1 inch slice of lemon zest), and the sugar, bitters, and water in a chilled Old Fashioned glass. Remove the orange rind. Add the whiskey and (load with) ice; stir. Garnish with a maraschino cherry and an orange slice.
Martha Stewart's Cider-Bourbon Cocktail
Cheers to a very Merry Christmas for All! Linda ;-)