Monday, September 13, 2010

A Rain Shortened Week 9/6 - 9/12 2010

The past week was a little disappointing for progress on the house.  Red and his gang worked Labor Day and Steph and I (and my parent's) fixed lunch for the gang.  We served hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, and BBQ beans.  We would have had pics, but someone (ME) forgot to put the SD card back in the camera.  It rained Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and early Friday morning for a total rainfall of nearly 6 inches.  Red and his gang worked hard Friday and Saturday to get the house ready for the roofer to come next week.  The next four pictures show the front, the back from 2 angles, and the side with the garage and the master bedroom area.

The rain this week not only slowed us down, it (the rain) turned the inside of the house, both up and down, into a mess of water, sawdust, nails, and scrap lumber.  Steph and I decided we needed to be more proactive on cleaning up the place.  We now go down every night after the guys go home to sweep, pick up nails and sawdust, and any other trash that does not make it to the trash pile.  The next two pictures show me cleaning the upstairs family room and the deck.

The weather has finally changed from "Houston hot and humid" to Ozark cool mountain breeze.  The mornings are in the 50's and 60's and the high during the daytime is in the 80's.  Since the evenings are much cooler the local critters are coming out earlier.  We saw a total of 17 deer while riding around in the State Park next to the White River where we fish for trout (and even catch some).

Hope to post again soon as we see more progress.  This will be a very exciting week as we have David and Sharon Haynes, close friends from Houston, coming to visit.  They are due to arrive on Thursday afternnon, then Friday morning Dave and I are fishing for Striped Bass and Walleye on Lake Norfork, and then we head to Branson for the weekend.  Hope to have lots of exciting pictures to share with everyone.

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