Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Time for a decision...

Well, we've chosen our roofer, and now we're waiting patiently for him to fit us into his tight schedule. Honestly, that's a good sign, to me anyway. It means that at least he's not looking for work--so his work must be good. Nevermind that I got him recommended from a coworker I trust and that his Angie's List ratings were exceptionally high and frequently high. Now, we just have to choose a color. It's currently between Cinnamon Frost (A), Sandalwood (B) and Timber Blend (C). I think we're going to go with Cinnamon Frost. Believe it or not, it's not an easy decision, since I don't know of any houses that I can look at with these specific colors.

(A) (B)
(C)

As for the windows...screw replacements! :) We could only afford to replace five windows...for the repairman we found, we get to keep our well-cared-for wood windows, and we get ALL 11 in the bedrooms, dining room and living room repaired to working order for $900 less than outright replacing only five. That's awesome! I still have to call though, to lock that in.

Otherwise, I've begun my fence-long garden...I've done about 5-10 feet worth of the strip along the fence. I'll post pics, as the flowers have even begun to bloom. I forgot how much I missed having my own garden...though this isn't really a "garden" like I had in Bolingbrook back in the day. But, it's ground with flowers in it, as opposed to pots on a balcony, so I'll take it.

That's that for now...pics coming as projects get underway.

4 comments:

basianov said...

Great news about the windows! :) I like the cinammon frost color for the roof.

Luis said...

Go with Cinnamon Frost (A). It will match the color of the house. The lighter color will stay cooler and save you some money on A/C. If you are going to replace the roof on the garage down the line, maybe you can negotiate with your contractor and purchase extra shingles, store them, then replace the garage roof yourself. I'll help.

Andy said...

Yeah, luis, I thought about that...and I *know* you're all about helping me with that. :)

I have a feeling though, that the roof is going to cost significantly more than what they quoted me, based on the amount of sheathing that probably will need replacing. But, yes, I've basically decided on Cinnamon Frost...

Crissy said...

I was just going to say what Luis said about the cinnamon frost and the power-saving. That's why my house's roof is super bright green (seriously, that's how you can identify my house on Google Maps). :o)