Monday, June 2, 2008

A Big Hole.

Mike's project for this month is to build a new deck. Now is his week off.
Yesterday he took off the top layer of boards, and today he removed tfinished dismantling the whole deck.
He discovered that the deck had not been properly anchored to the back of the house. The boards touching the house and the foundation have rotted away the trim on the outside of our home! Futhermore, there is a one foot by three foot section on the outside of our house that is COMPLETELY GONE! Totally rotted away, all the way down to the insulation. Gross.

If he hadn't removed the deck, we wouldnt even have known! We don't know how long it's been like this!

I have no idea how this can be fixed. He was originally very, very worried. But after some thought, Mike thinks he can fix it in no time. We'll see about that!


In other news: On Saturday we had a hailstorm here. That was pretty cool. I hadn't seen one in a long time. Hannah never had seen a hail storm before, either. She asked "Why is there stuff falling out of the sky, Mommy?" haha. The stones were about as big

Last night, while we were at Hannah's ballet recital, there were 60-65 mph winds in our town. We stayed inside the rest of the night! Some small tree branches fell, but nothing was damaged.

MIL left this morning. It was great having her here, but I always feel relieved to have the house back to myself. She is a wonderful Grandma, but she is a little too cleaning-obsessed. Do you REALLY need to vaccum every single day, scrub the kitchen floor daily, or wash each dish after every meal? Especially when you're in someone's else's house? I think not.

Two more weeks. I can make it two more weeks until my next appointment. Right?
I know I can, I know I can, I know I can....

1 comment:

Krissy said...

Of course you can! You have exhibited amazing stregnth through a hellish year. You are stronger than you think!

Your MIL sounds like my kind of house guest! I worry about cleaning a little too much too!

Bummer about the deck. Mike must be pretty clever to figure out how to fix it!