|House with siding|
probably noticed the condition of the house.
Let's just say it's a work in progress.
|Here is is before|
Although it is ridiculous
to think the siding is going to protect the dwelling from, say fire, it needed to be done.
Of course we waited til
a few weeks before the deadline to begin the project. But hey, we got it done...
We used corregated metal for a few reasons:
1. it doesn't need painting and I knew we would never, ever paint it.
2. the air space between the metal and the house acts
as extra insulation, the air there maintains the temperature better.
3. I like the look.
All my married life I have lived in a house under construction. Our last house was an old bungalow in Central Austin. My husband renovated it and added a
I can't even begin to describe what it is like to live in a house under construction. Except for having a loved one diagnosed with an incurable disease, it has to be one of the worst life experiences one can live through.
I have wondered what I did in my past lives to carry such a Karmic debt. I must have been truly evil.
It all began so gently. One day my then new boyfriend said to me, "wait til you see what I did to the kitchen, youre going to be so excited!" I thought he had painted or something. No, he had ripped out my
cabinets... and it just grew from there. A friend of mine whose husband was also a carpenter were at a party once and she said "Kenny (her husband)would rip all this out" talking about our friends cabinets... I turned to her and knew I had found a sister.
Yet, I must say it has been a learning experience.
My kids and I know all the parts of a house, including the septic, thanks to this renovation! It makes me really appreciate how far we have come.
Nothing feels better than drifting off to sleep in the house Jerry built.
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