Thursday, October 30, 2008


We are making progress.

Our new roof is being put on the house today! WOO HOO!!!

Once that is complete the only thing left to do is paint the outside in a nice new shade of lightish chocolate-ish tanish brown that we have picked out.

I have never been so excited to pick out roof shingles in all my life. Who knew there were so many color choices and styles. It was almost as bad as trying to pick out a new pair of black boots. So many styles.

The good thing about picking out a pair of boots is if you get home and don't like them you can always return them. A roof well that isn't so easy. Once it's up, it's up.


Hubs and I decided to upgrade from the 3-tab shingles we currently have to architectural shingles.
They are heavier than normal shingles. Which is a good thing when the wind blows say at 110mph.

When the roof is complete I will try and post some before and after pictures.

Once the outside is finished the contractor will start on the inside. At that point we will be temporarily relocating. Our closest friends have graciously invited us to stay in the upstairs of their house while all of the remodel work is being done.

We are hoping construction will be finished just in time for Christmas, hoping. If not then just after the first of the year.

I can hardly believe in a few short weeks it will be Thanksgiving and then Christmas and then a new year. Whew!

Hubs and I have decided not to really buy gifts for each other this year. We are practically getting a brand new house.

I am getting excited just thinking about it. A new look to the outside of my home. New carpet, the smell of fresh paint...aahhh.

I wonder if we put the house up for sale after everything is complete how much we could sell it for. I'm just sayin'.


Beachy Mimi said...

It is amazing how much some paint and new carpet can totally get you jazzed up about your house. I get a thrill when I just use my own stuff and put it in a different place. I'm glad your roof is on and they get to the inside. What color are you painting the walls?
What kind of carpet?

Theresa said...

We need pictures soon.

I am horrible at picking out colors and such. I have to stain the whole outside of the house soon and I have no clue what color to pick.

Unknown said...

I can't even imagine picking out roof shingles. Little things like that take me hours and hours to decide upon : ). Don't worry! You are going to love it!