Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Redecorating 101: How not to do it!

Well, we decided to redecorate our house, except that God was ready to start before we were!

On Monday, 12/3/2007 at 5:30am, we were awoken by this super load crashing noise. I jumped out of bed and flipped on the bathroom light. There was a limb from a tree laying at the foot of our bed. We ventured into the living room with a flashlight and a 40 caliber handgun. What did we see, well take a look.......

Yep, hanging through my roof was 30' of a 100' hardwood tree. The top of the tree broke off in the wind and decided it wanted to live in my house. The right end of that tree ended up in Morgan's cage. Thankfully, no one was injured, just tons and tons of damage to the house.

In case you couldn't tell, this is my sectional sofa under all that sheet rock, roof shingles, insulation and limbs.

Yep you guessed it, it's ruined.

We have a great contractor! They are going to replace everything structural that is damaged, including the floor and the ceiling fan.

Then, we get to pick out new furniture, which we have already been looking at. We decided that we are going to go with a sofa and two nice over sized recliners instead of a sectional this time around. We picked out black tables this time, which is so against what we normally do. I think we are even considering putting ceramic flooring down in that room instead of laminate flooring. Never can tell what we may

Right now, we are staying in the Best Western Motel with four dogs in one room. It's slightly crowded in We may be here for 4 - 8 more weeks depending on when inspectors can be arranged to sign off on the work as it is done. They are having to work on the gas line that ran through the attic and the electric wires that were going through the truss in the attic. Two of the trusses have to be replaced up there. We get to pick out new colors for the walls and ceiling and get the boards on the outside of the house replaced that were rotted. We also get a new chimney too.

So, think about us when you look out in the yard when the wind is blowing and those tall trees start swaying back and!


woolydoodles said...

Hiya Deb
Fingerscrossed you won't have to stay in the motel for too long.
We are thinking of you
Love n hugs
Mel x

Lulu said...

Oh my gosh! Thank goodness nobody was hurt ... but a good excuse to buy new stuff!! Hope no yarn was damaged!!
lotsa love

KrisW said...

You are in our prayers!!!! P.S. Your Christmas Around the World swap box should be at your home on Thursday or's arriving USPS Priority Mail...from me to you. :)

Kris in NH :)

Chele said...

Whoa! Im so glad to read you and family are ok. I cam to read your blog about sock wars and I find this and it totally stopped me. I hope all goes well and your home is like new when all is said and done.

Jane said...

That really looks scary! You were both very lucky. Can't wait to see pics of the remodeled house!

KrisW said...

Hi Deb! Consider yourself "tagged" in a knitter's meme! :) Come and see at my blog. You are in my prayers..

Kris in NH