Last month I whined about living in a perfect storm, you know that event in our lives initiated by two giant pine trees that decided to terrorize our home. A link to the story is here.
Well, the storm has finally passed; and we are moving, hopefully, one last time, back into the section that has now been repaired.
I am happy to report that the people at Hannon Construction have finished the job…and in record time. I had my doubts when they said it would take about six weeks. They started the reconstruction in mid-September, and I was such a “Doubting Thomas” that I cancelled Thanksgiving at our house this year. Saxon Hannon, his field supervisor Robin McCall, and Linda McDonald at Linda McDonald Design were all efficient and great to work with.
We’ve been moving back in for a week now, but it will take several more weeks at the pace we’re going. I’m not in a hurry.
Why? Well, think of it this way. It is like the ultimate spring cleaning. Everything in this part of the house is new. While all the boxes, furniture, and miscellaneous items that were removed from here were covered with insulation and debris from the destruction.
Just how new is it? We not only have a new roof, but also a new attic floor, totally new ceilings, and every wall inside this part of the house has a new paint job. There was carpet in the office; but because of the danger of the roof collapsing and two rainstorms before we could tarp the roof, the carpet was wet for more than a week. It had to be replaced, and we opted this time for wood floors instead. Also windows and doors on the back of the house were damaged and replaced.
So, little by little we are dusting off everything that we’re returning to this part of the house and getting rid of a lot of items at the same time. It is refreshing!
Right now I’m a happy Tallahassee lassy. I’m just thrilled to be setting my affairs back into order.
Now if my Noles can beat the Gators in a few weeks….life will be back to normal. Please don’t even mention Clemson and Georgia Tech.