No not my attic...I found this online but you get the picture....when we took over the house it was in a bit if disrepair. So we set about to fix the things that we needed to. Gutted the kitchen & bathroom down to the studs and in a few short weeks we had two "new rooms"!
Then on to the dining room...viola BRAND NEW! Front porch which was enclosed and not usable until we put in new hardwood flooring and heat...again VIOLA usable space!
We were told by my in-laws that the roof was fairly new so we weren't that worried about it...UNTIL!!!!! Mr. P went up to clean the gutters the following fall..."ummmmm, honey, honey we need a new roof and the chimney needs to be fixed" ~ MONEY PIT!!!!!
Well, we had a new roof put on, chimney fixed but it was too small for a new flue, not up to fire code so we had a gas inset put in!
Mr. P has been up poking around a few times and always comes down a mess...but with a glimmer of excitement in my heart I went up to day & was hoping to find some hidden treasures...the old roof leaked on boxes of old clothes, books, blah blah blah......pictures, Vintage Christmas Cards, old Gorgeous Luggage & then the from the banging and hammering when the old roof was ripped off (4 layers of old roof) & the new roof put on it made a mess, black tar debris covering everything. So sad....My Husbands grandmother never threw anything out so we have A LOT OF SORTING & CLEANING TO DO UP THERE ~ GRRRRRR!
I banged my head on the roof several times, had a sneezing attack and then finally felt the floor shift when I said I had had enough!!! Down I went and got cleaned up!
All we managed to do was make a bigger mess and move things from one side to the other...I am not sure if we can salvage anything but we'll go up again and look around some more and decide what we want to do.
Billy called me yesterday morning as we were scooting out so he told me he would call back so as not to hold us up, well he called and wouldn't you know it his Vonage phone was giving him trouble AGAIN...the call goes through but we can't hear him & he can hear us....I think it might be the room he moved into when he was promoted to Cpl....phone has been acting up ever since. Needless to say I was heartbroken, he so wanted to show us the pictures and talk to us, we haven't been able to talk to him sine he called to say he was granted early orders home...I have been in a bit if a funk all day, I so wanted to hear his voice & he kept trying all night & I know he was getting so frustrated. I e-mailed him a little note this morning & kept popping onto AOL & Facebook all night to see if he was there :( NOPE!!
So another weekend without a conversation to get me through to the next...."CHIN UP MOMMA BEAR your cub will be home soon" was MR. P's assuring response to my early morning tears....Love that guy!
Well Hello, my name is Lynda and I’m 43 years old…I’ve been happily married 2x to the same man for let’s see all together 17 years. Yes that’s what I said 2x, I took a 2.5 year hiatus ~ we were young and silly. My hubby’s name is Billy; yes I have two of them. Big & Lil', we also have a daughter her name is Nikky, oh and can't forget Max & Bailey our four legged kids!
Our daughter Nikky is busy, busy, busy planning her wedding :) !!!!!
Our son is a Corporal in the United States Marine Corps ~ PDS Okinawa Japan.