Day 393

Tuesday | March 26th, 2013

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It was nice out when I got home today. Meow was out doing stuff and sitting with the dogs. She gave me a tour of the plants. Then we talked about what we wanted for the house this spring and summer some more.

Lots of plans, little money. I want to pay off the last non-bank loan before we start putting thousands into making things better/prettier. This is Meow’s logic and approach and I picked it up from her. Somehow though, she picked up the less-concerned-about-money-and-more-focused-pleasure attitude from me. Her old way is the right way, but this bit of my thinking in her puts us at an impasse sometimes.

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General inspection of the roof was part of the rounds today (above, left). It’s an old thing and we love it. But many of our neighbors have the same thing and when it began leaking, couldn’t afford to replace the tiles. The solutions to the leaky stone tile roof problem are ugly. One coat the whole roof with this spray-foam plastic stuff which leaves you with a “traditionally styled” chunk of melted Lego-ish thing on top of your house. The other solution is to have metal shingles in the shape of the old stone ones put on, over the stone, of course to increase the ugly factor as much as possible.

The dogs aren’t allowed on top of the other roof (outside bathroom and storage). Lots of whining and yelping going on (above, middle and right) while Meow and I tried to figure out if that rock had been there all winter or not and how soon we’d need the ten or fifteen grand handy for a new stone roof (fuck those other options).

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