Monday, May 13, 2019

Monday, Kim's Mothers Day

     Well Saturday was a mad dash to get the house cleaned.  I only had two hours before the girls came down and I was a soaking wet sweaty mess by the time I met  them at Costco to buy gift certificates.  Then onto the open house and back to do a little shopping and then I took a much needed nap.
     Hubs had insisted on buying me a Meyer lemon tree even though I thought the price was too high.  I am hard to buy gifts for as I have everything I need and I have a hard time telling people what I want.  D#2 bought me a large ceramic pot to transplant  the lemon tree into. I found a white one at TJ Maxx that will match the dining room when winter comes.  D#3 gave me a gift certificate to home depot for plants.  YEAH! D#1 gave me a new hand mixer as mine had died at Easter.  So I was treated and sweeted by my girls and Hubby.

    
Here is my lemon tree.  It will get full sun most of the day and some protection along with water from the sprinkler system.  Look at all the mess I tore up that needs to be cleaned.  SIGH!


The girls and hubs fixed me a great dinner of steaks, potatoes, corn on the cob.  They even cleaned up after themselves.  They are growing up..

I missed mom and thought of her and it was strange to not have someone else to be thinking of.  I got to be the center of attention which was weird and nice at the same time. 

The two girls and I spent a couple of hours up on the roof scraping and removing moss.  BY the way is was 90 degrees so we were sweating like crazy.  They had to leave about 3:00 to get back to various homes a couple hours away.  I continued to work on roof and sprayed about 1/2 of it with a moss killer after is had bee cleaned.  I ran out and I have about 1/3 of the roof to still be treated.  So hubs is on me about going to get that this morning.  I would not let him up on the roof as his balance it so bad with with Parkinson like tremors.

     What a way to spend mother's day right?  But I loved every minute of it I had to put these sandy wet sneakers on this morning along with another pair of overalls as I will be climbing back on the roof and helping Hubs clean up in the yard today along with laundry and sewing.

       I hate putting on wet shoes.  But I don't dare climb the roof in clogs.  Too unstable.


       Here is my ladder and my way onto the roof, it is a little scary, but if Hub's holds the ladder it is sort of okay.

     Look at the mess we are dealing with all around the house.  It is shocking. And to think I thought of going out and cleaning the patios off.  That would have been a big waste of time.

     I would have cleaned this all up only to have a big mess of roof moss and crap to clean off again
 Here is the side of the house with the flower bed tore up and the paint damage.  I am going to remove the old phone line box as I feel it is obsolete. I had great plants that hid all the pipes and things.  No more start over here.


This what we have left to remove and I will have to get up on an extension ladder while hubs holds it.  I am hoping to get this done today. I just want to be able to call the insurance company for an inspection before the end of the week.  The clean up will take awhile, but they are not concerned with that.

Remember mom's cute fairy garden, well it is below and entangled in this blurry mess. SO sad.


See all the moss taken off the roof and the wet dog.  He loves water and will play in any water given.  We have not started the pond this year and I am anxious to see his reaction.

The front of the house where Hub's was storing the canoe and it is not going back there I swear. See the paint damage.  I have to rethink this space.

I will need to get up here and take down the last little bit with the extension ladder.  This is the part of the house that I want to rent scaffolding.  All the wood has to be sanded with a palm sander and I do not want to stand on a tall ladder with a long electric cord a dangling and try to keep my balance.  It is a major work in progress.

These windows will be replaced and I love them.  They might be too expensive for us to replace exactly, but right now they do not open and cold air just pours into the house through them as they are close to 70 years old.  So sad.



So that is my tale of woe.  Hubs is nagging me to go get Moss spray and the sooner I get that done the sooner I can get the ladder up ad the rest of the ivy off.  I can then get some clean up done with hubs and get my butt back in the house to sew.  I have started the laundry.  It is always something isn't it?


     Do any of you have any big projects like this going on?  Is it by choice or because you just want chaos in your life?


Have a great and productive day staying positive while you are in the negative.

Kim



15 comments:

  1. Is there anyway you can afford to hire this done? It seems like too big a project for a woman and a handicapped man. Just sayin'.

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    1. Yes, but you have to get someone to answer the phone, then show up and give you a bid, in less than 30 days. So far no one has even answered my phone calls. It is done now. Well except for the clean up and sanding. But there is now ticking clock for this.

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  2. Wow, Kim, that is one big project! I can't even imagine climbing up on the roof and doing all that work, myself! I agree with Carole, above - can you hire someone?

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    1. It is done and yes it was a lot of work, but remember Hubs and I used to flip houses and this is work I have and can do. I just wish the time frame to get it done was not so short. Also we only have $10,000 to get the house painted and windows replaced and all the interior things done, I have to do what ever I can that is possible to save money.

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  3. Yikes! The picture of the ladder to the roof makes my stomach do somersaults, thinking of getting BACK DOWN again!

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    1. Yes the getting down is scary, but the work is done now and I am going to rent scaffolding to do all the sanding as I can trust Hubs on that.

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  4. That makes me ill, thinking of you on the ladder! My big project is getting dirt into pots sitting on an elevated place so I can tend them.

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  5. I hate putting on wet shoes. I put them in front of the refrigerator so they will be dry in the morning.

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    1. Well then you will be ready to reach for breakfast immediately!

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  6. Hi Kim,

    That is a huge project that you have taken on. More power to you! Soon I will be shoveling mulch. I have been cleared by my surgeon to lift things now, so I will be shoveling a large truckload of mulch for our gardens. Hubby's back is too bad for him to do it.

    You did have wonderful Mother's Day!

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    1. When I used to shovel bark I used a large bucket and filled it and then took it around it really saves time and shoveling.

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  7. That is a huge project! You are doing so well getting it sorted out. I don't envy you the ladder/roof work. Our work is reasonably flat, so even the kids can easily get on & off of it.

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    1. Well it is easy to get on and off but it is getting anything done on the sides that is scary.

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  8. Prayers for your safety and energy to deal with this. We have the deck to put on this summer and our ins guy is nudging us about getting some kind of railing on front porch,kitchen porch and 3 of the bedrooms that are open to staircases.

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