Two and a half months after Isaac's unwelcome visit, we're finally getting rid of his mess! Finding and fixing the leaks on our roof wasn't easy, and it took a while to for our house to become water-tight. Next was replacing the insulation, then the sheetrock. This week, Ken started "taping and floating" the sheetrock, and the mud is drying as I write this post. Ken hopes to texture, paint and re-install the light fixtures within the next few days. I'm so excited to see our foyer finally getting back to normal! The excitement doesn't come from having a "nice" house. I'm pretty easy-going and wouldn't be in any rush if we weren't trying to sell our house.
The repairs don't stop with the foyer. Our front door had some odd damage from Hurricane Isaac. The morning after the storm, we noticed that our door had been completely stripped of its finish! We'd never seen anything like it before, but have since come across a few other folks that had the same experience. The only thing we can think is that the wind and rain were blowing right onto our front door .... for days! Our front door had to be replaced, the sidelights sanded, and all of it stained and polyurethaned. Of course, nothing is easy and the stain isn't matching the sidelights ... even though its the same stain. So, Ken is going to stain the front door (again) with a darker stain and then apply the poly.
Door ... stripped of its finish!
Sidelights sanded and new door installed
Since repairs are close to completion, we also lowered the price of the house yesterday. Let's just say we could have cruised for a year with that money! But, we won't be cruising at all if we don't sell our house! Fingers crossed that we find a buyer before the end of the year!
Hasta luego ... until then. Mid-Life Cruising!