Tuesday, February 28, 2006

The Next Big Adventure

D has decided that we need to do some improvements around here. Mainly, the roof and gutters. So he has started calling people to come out and do estimates on the work. That isn't all we need to do but those things are at the top of the list. We feels that because the gutters are not working properly there is some wall damage on one of the exterior walls of the house. The plan is to fix the gutters and roof first then tear that wall out and see what is really going on in there. We would also like to paint the exterior of the house however that happens to fall in line after the roof, guttersand wall. We had a few people come already for the roof and the estimates range for the 5,000 to 8,000. I think the hardest part is picking the color. We saw a wonderful BLUE roof that would be great but worry how that might impact selling the house. I can't imagine everyone would enjoy having a blue roof. So I think we both agreed on something called Antique Slate for the roof. While the roof is being done we plan on replacing all five skylights with new ones. It is best to do them with the roof rather than have to pay someone to install them later on after the roof is done. That still leaves the gutter color and the exterior paint colors to be decided. Once I decided on the colors and he agrees I am going to started calling around to get estimates on painting the exterior of the house. The idea is to have all these things happen around the same time. No big deal right? This should be an adventure!

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