Snow Day..Yay and Yikes

Given that we are in the home stretch of school before the Holidays, our time is pretty tightly scheduled.  The good news/bad news?  Today is a snow day for the kids!

Yay! We slept in, and I got to savor, not slug, my coffee in bed with the laptop today.

Yikes! Today was the day I was supposed to: (insert list of 7 things, 4 of which require the absence of children.)

As I sipped my coffee under Holiday Bucky, I realized that I will have to leave my serene spot to take care of!

Serves me right for procrastinating.  What would be really funny maddening is if I leave all this behind to gather the items for a school event tomorrow…only to have school canceled again.  I would be stuck with perishables for 200.  Shall we wager which way it will go?  My money is on the sucky scenario ALL THE WAY.

Tantalizingly Close

My life in the fishbowl is, thankfully, almost over.  Let’s be clear, I am not ungrateful for the hardworking men who have brought me this amazing transformation…but with no window treatments anywhere here and 12 people crawling all over your house at every window and door…it’s a bit unnerving after awhile.  I KNOW they don’t give a rats ass what I’m doing, but…you know…it can be creepy.

The panels are all up…now it’s just trim pieces, new gutters and a few soffits left to do so I’m hoping by the end of the week, we’re done.

Turning a Corner

Metal finally arrived late Thursday, so Friday the first panels went up….what a difference.   To be honest, just the house wrap and the edging already made the house look better so this is indeed progress.  FINALLY, I’m really able to visualize the whole thing done now and I’m pleased as all get out about it.

ModFruGal v. Tree Rats 3 – Siding Update

Things are really moving along….The metal sheets are due to arrive today and beacuse of the prepping done during these past 2 weeks, the transformation will be instantaneous.  I hope by this time next week I’ll have photos of a metal house to show you!

ModFruGal v. Tree Rats 2 – Siding Update

As I wake this morning…like many mornings, to the jaw clenching sound of steady gnawing near my head…I am somewhat comforted.  It’s almost over.

We’ve made a decision on the siding problem.  After many quotes. many meetings, and a little professional encouragement from an architect friend – (Thanks AKK!) We are moving forward with Galvalume: 26 gauge, 12 inch rib in Burnished Slate.  Deposit paid, (*gulp*) materials ordered…we should get rolling in about 2 weeks.  I’ve included a photo of a barn done in the color we have chosen to give you some idea.  The theory is that the dark shade will help the house disappear into the woods.