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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.