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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

I WANT MY HOME BACK

I WANT MY HOME BACK
Two weeks ago we remodeled our guest bathroom.  For a week we had trades people in the house starting at 8am to 5pm.  We are not morning people.  The room is all finished except we are waiting for a shower door and a few touch-ups.
 
In the meantime, our garage is loaded with boxes and contractor stuff and I my jeep has to stay on the driveway.  This is not too bad, except when it rains the convertible top does not keep out all the water…most, not all.  The remodeled bathroom is functional, but there are still a few small things to finish and I would rather just stay out.
While we wait for the shower door, we have been dehumidifying the basement that flooded when the water valve broke.  We have also been getting measurements to replace the water ruined basement carpet, shopping for new carpet, and calling and texting back and forth to the insurance company waiting for a settlement check.  No big deal, but disrupting our regular schedule…I like my regular schedule.
Last week we received notice that the townhouse association would be installing a new roof on our unit this Monday.  This meant that Sunday we had to move all our deck furniture and grills ten yards away from the house.  Because there would be a lot of banging it was suggested we take down all our pictures and mirrors and move anything that might jiggle off a shelf.  We also had to move our cars off the driveway, and clear access to the attic through our master closet as they will be removing an attic fan.
This morning at 8 am the roofers arrived and the shingle removal and banging began.  Then we were told our cars, parked in a lot, had to be moved again so they could park their trucks. 
The banging and clanging has continued till 7:30 and it sounds as if they are in the house itself.  They should be done with us today, but they will be here all week on other units, and we will hear the banging from the connected roofs for several days starting at 8am.
The roofers should be gone next week.  The bathroom should also be completed soon.  Then we will have the replacement carpeting for another day.
I hope by the end of the month my patio furniture and grills will be where they belong, I will have my garage back, pictures and mirrors will be back on the wall, our master closet will be back as it once was, and my man cave basement will be finished and un-mold smelling again.
I dream of sleeping past 8 am once more.
I want my home back.

19 comments:

  1. You're awake now, right? You were just relating a bad dream, right?

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  2. I'm not one that likes strangers in my house, even if they are doing work I want them to do, so I feel for you. I like my routine and my own schedule. I have to say, I've survived 3 roofs being put in. The last one was the easiest. They must have subcontracted out the work with the tearing off of the old one; there were dozens (literally) guys out there working on it, then the next crew came in to install. From start to finish it took less than 8 hours and was done right.

    I do hope life returns to normal for you so very soon!

    betty

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  3. That's a lot of work going on all at once. Probably better to get everything done in one hit though, rather than spread it out over six months.

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  4. You have my full sympathy and more. Roll on the end of it all.

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  5. Remodeling a house (or repairing it) while living in it is an adventure that i hope you are done experiencing soon.

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  6. You have my complete and total sympathy on this.

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  7. Roofs are the worst as far as noise and crap left behind! I just survived an 11 hour installation of a new furnace. No clue why it took so long.

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  8. The comforts of home are not magic, they are installed and maintained. I think we don't give enough credit to the trades who keep us comfortable.

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  9. It is stressful having people in your home banging and pounding and yourself unable to use your home in the usual manner. Just hang in there, it will end soon and then you can face the disaster that is American Thanksgiving followed shortly by Christmas. It never ends does it?

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  10. Oh horrors. Not sure I could have hung in like you have. Think I'd have found a family member to visit for a couple of weeks though I guess you couldn't leave the house unattended. My deepest sympathies.

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  11. I have gone through that type of work and it can really make you grumpy and tired. But you will be so happy when all the new stuff is there to use and you have a nice roof when the rains come.

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  12. Ugh. I feel for you. I'm not a fan of a bunch of people coming and going and making all that racket either, even if it is for remodeling. Seems to go on forever but "this too shall pass," right?

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  13. Someday you'll laugh about all this, but WE can laugh today!!

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  14. Ye-gods! I should THINK you'd want your home back.

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  15. Just more of the "joys" of home ownership. You've gotta take the bitter with the sweet. *sigh*

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  16. i just hate having contractors in and around! even if i know them well, trust them, they do great work for a great price, etc. still, the disruption to your 'comfort zone' is immense!

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  17. I feel faint! That's TOO MUCH!

    Last time we had contractors here, putting on our roof...our dog disappeared the next day while we were at work. Never found her, nor any remains. I'm sure there's no cause and effect in that situation. That's what I keep telling myself, anyway. I'm glad you don't have a dog!

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  18. See, that's why I don't "remodel." I move.

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