What a summer! The Atlanta area has received an extraordinary amount of rain this summer, and needless to day, we are quite over all the rain! Back in June, a large storm knocked over a 75 foot oak tree onto our master bedroom, and we are still dealing with trying to corral contractors to come put the house to rights after the storm damage.
Last weekend we had the roof repaired, suffered a bit more water damage due to a poor tarping job, but manage to dry everything out again. Overall we are ready to get moving on the project. The hole in the siding is still there and covered while we try to track down someone who has availability. These contractors are busy people! I’m constantly in awe of the fact that I’d love to spend some money to get this done and they seem to be booked, busy or unreachable. At this pace, I’ll soon be trying to learn how to install drywall myself on the weekends.
Adam’s sequestered in all-day meetings, so I have been calling contractors myself. Fun, fun! (not really) We still need a hole replaced in the siding, teak flooring installed, dry wall work done, bathroom flooring removed and then installed again, interior and exterior paining, some light fixtures removed and new ones installed, gutters…oh the fun never ends! I’d like a new compost bin as mine is rather unstable after taking some tree pressure. Overall, though, I shouldn’t even complain since it could always be worse.
One bright part of the rain is that everything is so super green! Last weekend I couldn’t help snapping some photos with my phone of our backyard.
Because of all the rain, we haven’t really enjoyed our backyard too much. You can see the chair cushion laying on its side to drain off the rain water that is constantly saturating it.
And my garden bed? I’m almost embarrassed to post this photo. It is covered in weeks! With my travel, sprained ankle, and long work days, I have neglected it completely. The mosquitoes are also killer, which doesn’t help. I planted some onions that were eaten up completely by deer, and the herbs are suffering, too. Luckily in the spring we had a nice crop of peas, but the summer was a bust. Maybe next year!