Doings at the Homestead

Margaret will come visiting from St Croix next Tuesday night late...very late for me. Off season flights to and from the island are always late night.

In advance of her visit we have been cleaning up (dumping accumulated junk) from the guest house. Secretly I have been on a mission of converting the living area of the guest house into a man cave but my plot was discovered yesterday when I ordered high definition TV and moved the flat panel in from the RV. She didn't notice the beer stockpile accumulating in the frig and the bag of Costco wings in the freezer.

On the main house we started repairs to the front where years of poor design poured rainwater against wood causing windows and who knows what else to rot.

We put in new windows and discovered the seal band was rotten as Ned's ass. All this is fixed now awaiting new shake shingle siding and the water diversion problem is fixed. We are now left with a very noticeable atmospheric change in out house.

We had no idea just how leaky the old windows were compared to the new windows. It is quieter and much dryer already.

6 comments:

Michael said...

Don't let your new dry peace and quiet lull you into a false sense of security. Better keep an eye on the weather. Triple whammy heading our way may put a dent in Margaret's travel plans.

Multiple storms a'comin

Wreggie said...

I hope that it is a multi day rain and gusty wind event for you guys. Soaking cistern filling rains. Drinking rum in the dark kind of storm. One and two look like fly bys.

Micky-T said...

I've seen many a rotten sill. I hope they dug into that and filled or replaced.

Wreggie said...

Actually they removed it and put in a new treated sill.

terri said...

I want a man cave...errr... a woman cave! Unfortunately, I have no spare living space to convert. Now if one of these kids would just move out...

IEAT_SNOWMANPOOP said...

we rented a house that was liek that.