When I look back over all that we have done since I last posted, it is surprisingly amazing. It thought I would dedicate a few posts trying to highlight some of the major changes.
After our major kitchen and laundry room remodel. It left an ugly opening where the garage door used to be. Now there are some things that we would rather not do our selves, not that we couldn’t, it’s just that there are certain things that we are not familiar with or don’t have the proper tools for. One of those things was patching our cement board siding where we had moved the garage door.
We have heard horror stories of breakage. We were sure that we would need twice the material than a seasoned professional just to allow for the breakage. We knew just the person for the job, my niece's husband, Austin. Through the week, he works with his family’s construction business, but occasionally on the weekends, he will pick up side jobs. Austin and his friend came and not only patched in the door, but added cedar trim around the new window. He even fixed some other damaged pieces of siding and trim. It was definitely worth having someone else do this job.
Don’t you just love the hat and jackets. We had him do this work back in February. Those would be pretty welcome right now considering today’s high was 111° today. Yes, it was a record high for today.They did excellent work and even offered to deal with some of the other areas that need attention, like finishing off the dryer vent. He offered to get rid of an old phone wire that we no longer needed since we don’t have a home phone (other than Magic Jack.) I said, “Sure, you can just cut it.” Wellll! that wasn’t a very smart idea.
We had been having issues over the past couple of weeks with our internet. Pages were getting slower and slower to load. Frequently, they even failed to load at all. This was on every computer in the house. I was thinking it was an issue with the modem. Then on Saturday afternoon, we lost service completely. I called our internet service provider and they tried some tests and decided to send a service tech on Monday morning. When the service tech evaluated the problem, he found that the phone cord providing the internet service had been cut. I sheepishly admitted that I had told Austin to cut it-just a tad bit embarrassing! He fixed the internet and did end up changing out the modem because their were issues with it as well, so all is good, (except for the bill I got for my dumb mistake.)
The siding is fixed and looks great. Ready for paint-post coming soon.