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What’s wrong with this photo?

November 12th, 2009


This is a multiple choice test.  What in the above picture does not belong?

a. The pile of stuff by the trashcan that needs to go back out to the garage?

b. The hint of a freshly painted head-board that should be in the guest room by now?


c. The 4 plastic cups sitting in the transom window ledge?


If you said C you are a Winner!!

Why might you ask do we have 4 plastic cups sitting on the window ledge?  Well Tropical Depression Ida has made a stop in Richmond and is pelting us with torrential rain storms.  And when the back of your house isn’t sided, nor do you have a good gutter system, apparently the water leaks directly into your house. Nice, eh?


Oh it gets better… So we had put the cups out last night when I first started to notice the water drops.  By this morning I figured they would need to be dumped, but I didn’t take into account how exactly full they might be.  So I grabbed for the first one and it was like a total prank. The cup was filled to the brim with cold, funky water and the entire thing dumped onto my head!!!  It was horrible- there I am standing in my bathrobe, soaking wet head to toe!  After the shock of the cold water wore off, all I could do was laugh…and then I immediately wanted to get back in bed and start the day over.

Moral of this story is that Home Improvemetns aren’t always glamorous. In-fact they can be dirty, messy and almost bring you to tears!  If and when the weather clears up and the rain stops, do know that getting the back of the house finished up has just jumped to the top of the TO-DO list!

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  1. Sarah G
    November 12th, 2009 at 11:36 | #1

    oops! We too have unfinished home improvements threatened by the rain! Jay laid tarps out to stop the rain bringing down the sides of the “pitt” in the backyard. But hey, at least we’re not watching the river encroach on our houses today!

  2. November 12th, 2009 at 11:43 | #2

    Oh no! What a way to wake up! Luckily Ida isn’t making it indoors for us, but our power was out earlier. Hopefully it’ll be back on before I get home.

  3. Joanne
    November 13th, 2009 at 14:58 | #3

    One of my fence panels went down in the storm. But at least it stayed outside!

    Ain’t home ownership grand!

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