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08 October 2005 @ 12:50 pm


We are not leaving Monday. We are probably not leaving Tuesday.

Madame Blue aka Pygmentsweetmmeblue on October 8th, 2005 10:20 am (UTC)
I'm so sorry. Wish I was there to help set a tarp up over the roof to stop the water.
R Reid Myersmalawry on October 8th, 2005 10:29 am (UTC)
When are you closing on your sale? Or is your house on the market yet? If you're not closing on your sale early next week, you should be OK. Just get it fixed ASAP. If you do close on your sale early next week, call your realtor now and explain the situation. You can't sell the house with a hole in the roof, so if you're lucky your buyers will be willing to postpone closing until you can turn over the house in the condition in which they saw it. It's not the end of the world in any case--it sucks and it's annoying but you'll survive.
Elle: The Illyrian adventuretheletterelle on October 8th, 2005 03:04 pm (UTC)
House is not on the market yet. Next week the floors are being refinished, and the house is being cleaned. Now we'll have the roof and ceiling repaired as well.

It's not the end of the world, it's just extremely frustrating, given that we were finally going to get out of here.
R Reid Myersmalawry on October 8th, 2005 04:03 pm (UTC)
Your house doesn't want you to leave. Kinda like cars that know when you're car shopping.

Elletheletterelle on October 9th, 2005 09:28 am (UTC)
Hee. :) We figured out last night that it's a conspiracy involving the oil companies and a weather machine.

"Verrrry clever, Mr. Bond..."
Fenrissfenriss on October 8th, 2005 11:43 am (UTC)
Ack! OK, we tried your cell, and left a message. I am so sorry this is happenening! Eric knows nothing about roof repair, but we could try to answer questions if we can. We're about to go out running errands, but we have our phones. *hugs*
DarkRiver: fiercesmolder on October 8th, 2005 12:59 pm (UTC)

Okay, roof is a big problem. Here is the quick fix according to one of my books:

Get a square of plywood and a plastic bag. Nail the plywood over the hool in the roof and staple the bad over the wood.

I don't know how comfortable or familiar Rob is with roof repair, but it talks about re-applying the old shingly with liberal amounts of roofing cement. My advice, take pictures, do the quickie fix and go to Home Depot to get advice.

Now, the ceiling? Not as much of a big deal. Assuming it's foot-sized, you can get drywall patches at HD. They're basically adhesive squaresyou spackle in place.

As for the door, well, I imagine Rob has that in hand. You can shim on one side, to make the door parallel with the floor or you could redo some of the frame.
Elle: Beautiful Connortheletterelle on October 9th, 2005 11:43 am (UTC)
The door is taken care of by the simple expedient of taking it off. :) Our realtor said to, so I'm trusting him.

The roofer came today, fixed, and left. $150. Yay. :D

The ceiling is... uh, about two feet by two feet. So we're having that done tomorrow. *sighs* Time to activate the new credit card.
i_aldarion on October 8th, 2005 01:45 pm (UTC)
Much EEEP. I wish I could help. :-/
cianconnellcianconnell on October 8th, 2005 03:20 pm (UTC)
Gah! How freaking weird is it that I would just about DIE right now to be living in Silver Spring (I was born at Holy Cross Hospital and lived in an apartment complex right on Georgia Ave. Till I was 8).

And you? Can't wait to get the fuck out. While you couldn't pay me to live in Orlando. Seriously, not enough money in the world.

Ha! There's life for you...I'm stuck in NEBF, and you're fleeing my Utopia! Well, not really, I'd rather live in Peachtree City, Ga, but I'd take SS, ChCh or DC as a close 2,3 and 4th!

Good luck with the move. At least you're...moving...

Sorry about the roof.

And I hear you about the rain. The animals are suspiciously walking by the house in twos here as well.
cianconnell: cheerscianconnell on October 8th, 2005 03:32 pm (UTC)
Americana Finmark by the way...the apartment complex, off of Georgia Ave. Across the street from Holy Cross Hospital.
Elle: Can't help my feelingstheletterelle on October 9th, 2005 11:41 am (UTC)
Hee. :) I really like Orlando. But then, I grew up there, so for me it's home. I've lived in the DC area for eleven years, and never felt at home here.

Also, in Orlando I can have a beautiful house in an historic neighborhood for much less than my crummy little house in Wheaton. Chevy Chase is lovely, but way out of our price range.

I'm not really a big-city girl. I'm perfectly content in a second or third-tier city. :)

I totally know where that complex is, btw. I went to Holy Cross when I sprained my ankle.
Johnflirtaciousj on October 8th, 2005 05:05 pm (UTC)

I think it's stopped raining, at least mostly.

Did Rob step on the roof, creating a big hole in the roof, or did he step on the floor in an upper story and kinda open a hole to a lower story?

Elletheletterelle on October 9th, 2005 08:03 am (UTC)
He was in the attic and stepped onto the ceiling. Argh.

Roofer should be coming today. This sucks.