Week Sixteen Has Come And Gone

And still there is no progress on the kitchen. For four straight weeks, our kitchen contractor has not shown his face, but that is supposed to change this week, which is–Yes! You guessed it!–week seventeen. The kitchen counters are scheduled to be installed this week, and that means we should finally have a functioning garbage disposal and a functioning dishwasher. Our contractor said he plans to do some other stuff too, but I’m not holding my breath.

In the meantime, other things have been happening in the way of home improvement. We had our peeling soffit and fascia replaced along with the leaky gutters and downspouts, and also the siding on the dormer. What an improvement! It was a big job that took six days to complete, and it wasn’t cheap, but the house looks so much better, and we shouldn’t have an ice rink this winter from leaking gutters and downspouts.

The paint was peeling from the soffit, fascia, and gutters.

The paint was peeling from the soffit, fascia, and gutters.

You cannot really see in the picture that the second floor was just as bad as the first, and the dormer was pretty bad, too.

You cannot really see in the picture that the second floor was just as bad as the first, and the dormer was pretty bad, too. The damaged section in the upper right corner is just from where the workers had started to remove the old soffit.

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It looks a lot better now with brand spanking new soffit, fascia, and gutters.

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The corner of the porch before the replacement

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The same corner after the replacement

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5 thoughts on “Week Sixteen Has Come And Gone

  1. I bow before your patience. I would have called that guy up and claimed a humongous discount. This is getting ridiculous …

    You house is so beautiful! I LOVE the pirate flag. Does every American house has a flag post in front, by the way? (stupid European question)

    • A lot of American houses have flag poles or flag holders. We like to fly our American flags on patriotic holidays, and we also fly flags for our favorite sports teams and for celebrating the seasons and various holidays. The pirate flag is for the Pittsburgh Pirates, our favorite Major League Baseball team. On St. Patrick’s Day, we fly the Irish tricolor.

      • Thank you so much! tat’s itneresting to know. 🙂 Here in Germany, private houses don’t fly the German flag (for … ehm … obvious reasons), but it IS done in some allotments! Since soccer is immensely popular, you see banners from soccer clubs or flags from countries, or of our federal states or the town. 🙂

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