Tuesday, July 13, 2010


 I left your house this morning about a quarter after nine
coulda been the Willie Nelson coulda been the wine
when I left your house this morning
it was a little after nine
it was in Bobcaygeon I saw the constellations
reveal themselves one star at a time...

My favourite bit of the view above.
[click on the photos to enlarge them]

This past weekend, we were fortunte enough to be invited by our friends up to their cottage in Bobcaygeon (Thank you, Katie and Dave!).  It was exactly what we needed.

It's been about three weeks since we moved in and though things started quite intensely, real life, budgeting, energy and contractors' schedules all play a roll in how quickly things continue to progress.  The main issue has been that we want to finish the flooring upstairs so we can finally move into our bedroom, but aren't able to do anything else until the asbestos tiles are out.  Not having a usable upstairs also means that we can't store any of our belongings up there and so everything ends up in our living/bedrooom... 

Needless to say, it's a bit disastrous at the moment and (almost) enough to drive me insane.  It is, however, definitely enough to drive my husband insane.  And so, for the sake of my marriage, the work seriously needs to start moving forward again.  Lucky for us, the crew removing the asbestos tiles is coming tomorrow morning!

So, there are many reasons why it was so nice to get away, but one really punched us in the face hit the spot.  Right when we moved in, we had some water issues in the basement, mainly due to terrible condition/lack of downspouts.  After the first bit of rain that ended up in our basement, we managed to get our hands on a dehumidifier and turned it on.  After a few days and a final run through with the shop vac, there were no visible puddles.. just a little dampness that would soon dry out.   We also spent the week fixing/adding the downspouts. There are still other issues with the roof (like no drip edge and bad caulking in the eaves) and it's still causing problems with drainage, but we figured most of it was resolved with the new downspouts.

And then it rained.

The puddle you see is about three times as big as the one before we fixed the downspouts (??) and it happened on friday afternoon.

By the time we got back from Bobcaygeon on Sunday, quite a bit of it had dried up, which was good, but the house was still a disaster... and no matter how awesoome a weekend away is, when you come back you are flooded (pardon the pun) with the never-ending list of things to do.  

Still - it was an amazing break and rejuvinated us both.  I can't imagine the shape we'd be in if we hadn't gone!


1 comment:

  1. Sorry to hear about the latest house issues. Glad you were able to enjoy a few days away.


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