Tuesday, June 09, 2009


Feeling a bit pissed off about the weather. I heard Tom Skilling (WGN meteorologist) on the radio last night and he said that so far this June has been a full 7 degrees cooler than the average. It feels more like 20 degrees (grumble, grumble.) He also said that it's been one of the wettest springs on record. My basement concurs!

Actually though the basement is doing better. We finally seemed to have shop-vacced up the last of the water and, now that the gutters are cleaned out and their spouts are pointing in the right direction, we should have a much drier basement.

The water heater is also working wonderfully. We had to call Nicor out because the plumbers forgot to tighten the gas line (oops!) but besides that they did a perfect job. They even swept and tidied up before they left, leaving our basement looking better than when they got here.

This afternoon the roofing guy is coming over so that we can make our final color selection and sign the paperwork. We should have a new roof by the end of the week! Coming up at the end of the week is Mally's first dance recital. I can't think of anything I'd rather see :)

Meanwhile I am hoping the weather will let up some so that we can do some outdoor things - Ross has been eager to kick my butt at tennis and I really want to work on my garden and get in some tether-ball. (Tether-ball is my new favorite work out because it's easy on my knees and hips and I can look like an idiot in the relative privacy of my backyard.)

Hope everyone is having a great week!

My rose bush has produced one little rose. It's a lot smaller than last year's single rose so I am holding out hope that means I might get one or two more. The peonies are still going strong. I cut a few every couple of days to bring in and brighten up the dining room.


Kimberly Cangelosi said...

Update: Will not have a new roof by the end of this week. May have a new roof by the end of next week. Will definitely have a new roof by the 26th. It will be architectural and not the flat, old-fashioned, three-tab style. I'm psyched!

Friar Tuck said...

all that house stuff can be overwhelming at times.