Friday, August 26, 2011

The Week Our Roof Got Redone

Ho boy, this week has been a doozy.  We have had roofers here all week, from 7:30am until sometimes 7pm.  Making noise, a huge mess, listening to the most god awful music at full blast. 

Monday we escaped and headed to the cottage for the day.  It was glorious.  The sun was shining, we went swimming, we ate lunch, we played at the park. 

Tuesday we signed up Ingrid for school (crossing fingers the wait list at our first choice school dwindles away to nothing so we get in soon!) then took a walk to the park.  Another sunny beautiful day we couldn't spend in our own backyard because there is a dumpster full of dangerous roofing materials there.  I stepped on a nail while going to throw the garbage out and am now deathly afraid of what will be left over after they leave...

Wednesday we met with friends at the park.  The kids ran around, the moms drank coffee.  Then we went to Target and spent a fortune and forgot the two things we had gone for.  How does that always happen??  We got new bedding for Ingrid's bed.  Target clearance section, how I love you.  A whole bed set for $30!  Not too shabby.

Yesterday was the best day of all.  We packed snacks and took a nice long walk.  There's a trail that goes along the lake but higher, so you look down on the beach and trees.  Then there's a cross back that goes down to the beach and a trail right by the lake.  It is a good hour long walk through nature and with awesome views of the lake and city.  I wish I'd had my camera, it was so sparkly yesterday!  Otis took a nap while we walked, Ingrid at a snack and just sat back and enjoyed the ride.  We ended up at the park, where we played happily until Ingrid got knocked on her ass...twice...because she walked right behind a girl on a swing.  How many times have I told her you have to walk around the swings?  And how many times has she gotten knocked down?  I felt bad, she really took a hit.  But she's tough, she just popped back up, cried a few tears, and went back to playing.  After the park we went to throw rocks in the water, and as I had my back turned to sit Otis down, Ingrid ran in the lake with all her clothes on.  Hmmm, guess we're going swimming today!  She took off her pants and shoes and just played in the water while I tried to get Otis to stop eating rocks and sand.  We just had the best morning, enjoying being outside, away from the noise, horrible grammar and swearing of the roofers. 

Today should be the last day.  Here's hoping.  And when we buy a house, if it needs a new roof, we're getting it done before we move in. 


MaryAnne said...

I'm dreading replacing our roof. Everyone I know who has had it done has wound up with nails all over their yard.

And why DO the people you hire to fix your house always blast awful music?! We just tiled our kitchen floor and had the same experience!

Fiona said...

I know I shouldn't, but your post just made me laugh.

When we had the gardeners in 2 weeks ago, the girls and I went camping and left DD to deal with it all! I guess I'm just nice like that.

Mommy, Papa and the 'Nuts said...

I'm with Fiona laughing my ass off. Especially for Ingrid bolting into the lake, well, and Otis eating rocks, and the roofers...and and... :)

Beth said...

I saw this on Pinterest tonight and it made me think of you and the cool stuff you find at thrift stores. It is a tutorial for no-sew skirts out of pillow cases-they are really cute!

Sorry, that was totally random but I had to share.