Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Construction is done! ...sort of.

So what's the phrase? Out of the frying pan & into the fire? When it rains, it pours? That's probably the best one to describe our current house situation. Our planned construction is complete, and on Saturday we wrote the final check (ouch) and set out to enjoy our newly remodeled areas.

We have a fantastic new shower and office space, and were able to start moving everything out of the soon-to-be baby room on Sunday. We started looking around at the room, doing fun things like measuring windows for curtains and suddenly one of us said, "wait, what is THAT?"

THAT was a large wet spot on the upper corner of the wall in the not-soon-enough-to-be baby room. The old paint is peeling and the dry wall is squishy. Hooray for unexpected home repairs - right after expected home costs have cleaned you out!! Rrrg.

We have a couple folks already giving us estimates this week, one being the contractor we thought we had just finished with. Apparently we have unbalanced gutters (water pools at the one end) combined with a few loose areas between the roof shingles and siding. Add a few serious rains (like we've had lately) and voila - you've got squishy walls! Whatever it ends up being, we'll suck it up and pay. Bunny needs a bedroom durnit, and I am going to paint some walls!!

Sigh... I love home ownership.

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