Friday, October 30, 2009

a roof over our heads

Final day--Day 45
Next time we have a roof tear-off:
-Ensure the dumpster is delivered before they take even a single shingle off. We hope the neighbors will be speaking to us again soon.
-Plan on it taking 5 times longer than expected.
-Plan on it costing 40% more money than expected.
-Do not assume plastic tarps will stay in place.
-Prepare for sleepless nights imagining raccoons and bats and human ne'er-do-wells entering the house through the open to the sky attic, especially should Andy be out of town for two weeks of the tear-off.
-Wonder why the 15 year old part of the roof failed while the 100 year old part was still in pretty good shape.
But also-Delight in opening the attic door and seeing Venus in the southern sky through the new dormer.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Blogger's Quilt Festival

My favorite quilt to sleep under this fall is this one I made from scraps of many thrifted shirts and Red Kona Cotton.
Make sure you check out the other quilts at the festival--what a talented blogisphere we live in!