August 05, 2020

The Waiting Game

Good news! We finally got our new roof! Been waiting for 18 months!

So, we were in the Carr Fire, had some minor roof damage, but didn't discover it until 6 months later when we had a severe snow storm which took out our pergola, swimming pool filter, and various trees and bushes. Then we (Redding) had tornado warnings and an incredible hail storm which damaged all the roofs that weren't destroyed in the Carr Fire or snow.

We needed a new roof but we still had shingles and gutters (and a house, which, sadly many didn't even have that). We got put on a waiting list. We could have had one installed by a bay area roofer but they wanted an average of $14,000 more than the local super roofer. We waited.

Poor guys finally got to our house in triple digit weather! Felt bad for them but am so happy to look up and see light gray shingles and white rain gutters! No to repair the ceiling by the chimney and we're good!

Really, really, really good news! Our daughter just earned her PhD! She is the Director of Distance Learning at an East Coast University, has directed the whole university to distance learning in this pandemic, trained faculty and staff and finished her dissertation! I can;t imagine the stress! She did it!

So proud of her!

We interrupted a coyote on his hunt for breakfast when we were in Klamath Wildlife Refuge. I didn't get the "Best" photo of a coyote but I did get the First one (extra points for first) of the day!  Not a sharp focus but can't win them all!

It was a cold foggy morning. My birthday, and this was the best present I could imagine. We were up at 4;30 to get to the spot we wanted. Kind of mystical!




Also took The Guy's mom to Oregon last fall to photograph the color in Lithia Park, oops, too late. Leaves dropped early last year! So we went up to Roseburg to check out another Wildlife park.


Have a good Wednesday, Friends!




8 comments:

  1. Kudos to your daughter. There is a mighty army of young world changers coming through.

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    1. So true! I think major changes are coming!

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  2. I LOVE that photo on the beach! Roofers in this heat amaze me. Glad you are all safe and sound now.

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    1. Fog is so magical, as long as one is not driving in it!

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  3. Congrats to your daughter! Well done!

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  4. My, you certainly have had your house problems. Sometimes you don’t know you have roof problems until Mother Nature lets you know. We have had a very stormy summer that has done a lot of damage to roofs. We thought we were OK until some rain started to land on my kitchen table. Because it was storm damage, our insurance covered it. On the positive side, the storms have given work to a lot of people.

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    1. Oh no! Not the kitchen table! Glad insurance took care of it.

      We didn't even call insurance. Our house was built in 1980 and had original roof. We were planning on replacing. The Guy was aching for a ridge vent to help cool house. The old roof was the darkest of browns which is awful in Redding summers.

      Furnace went out last November; again, original with house. We replaced the whole system and placed it in attic. We knocked down the wall between old coat closet and furnace space and built a huge hall closet with lots of shelves for storage! Win/Win! The neighbors love it, too, because now the a/c unit is so quiet that they can have bbq's on their deck and not have to yell over the noise to hear each other!

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