Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Oh Yeah, This is Reality Here....

So, I've been hiding this reality from most people except the insurance folks and the roofers.

Ugh!  Awful.  We are fortunate nevertheless.

We re-opened a claim from 2004 when three hurricanes blew through Orlando and shivered our timbers.  Insurance folks at the time were not very understanding, but as we knew, damage caused by that hurricane season brought problems in the following years. 

 Rotting wood.  

Indoor leaks.  

Now I call them nice insurance people because they have issued a check so we may get a new roof on Boston Manor.  Silly insurance people, don't they know it probably would have cost them half the amount 7 years ago?  Grateful, still.

And just so you can wipe that ugly rotting wood from your mind:

Something I will have in my booth this weekend for the flea market at Art Angels.

Linking to Caludia at Mockingbird Hill.

Thanks again for hosting!


SueBee said...

Run to the bank! Now my hubby would try to fix it himself and bank the money!! Love the basket!
Call me tomorrow..

Olive Cooper said...

Joe would do just what Sue's hubs would want to do. I do not think I could deal with those big hurricanes. We keep having to have trees cut down at 300-500 hundred per tree and it is killing us and no insurance for that.

Chatty Crone said...

If your hubby can fix it can you keep the change? sandie

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

I soooo enjoy coming here to see your 'reality shots'... makes me glad to know I'm not alone.

I think this week ...I'll go and see the other realities. I've never visited that party. Sounds interesting!
Hope you're able to get those little patch jobs done and a new roof!

The Country Mouse said...

Can't wait to see the basket in person...and all your other goodies, too! Beautiful pine cones in that basket, I must say!

Hi, I'm Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

We have a spot on our patio that looks very similar. Ugh. But the basket gets a "like". :)

Mullin Avenue Workshop said...

Good to hear the insurance company is understanding now, and you can have the leaky situation repaired!
Good luck this weekend, sounds like fun.

Claudia said...

Thank goodness they came through for you! We had a few leaks courtesy of Hurricane Irene but they were relatively minor.

Thanks so much for joining in!


Mr. Connor said...

Finally it is all going to get fixed correctly ! Wood outside should be pressure treated and should not rot. When damage was fixed here after hurricane " they" did not use pressure treated wood and now it is showing up !

A Vintage Green said...

That was a lot of 'damage after' the hurricane. Glad you got a settlement to replace the roof. I was so happy when we got a '50 year' roof put on our home. Hopefully never have to think about it again.
- Joy

Rizzi said...


The Thuglets said...

Absolutely excellent news! Shame on them they took 7yrs.

Good luck with the repairs. Teddy said if you need a spare pair of paws he would be glad to help!

Big Nose Pokes
The Thugletsx

Lorrie said...

Glad that you are able to get this fixed. Hope the hurricanes don't mess it up again.

Ann said...

I'm glad I live where we don't have weather ... actually we do but it's rather mild compared to the rest of the country. Our biggest concern here in Lake Havasu is the heat in the summer and that's a given. Nice that the insurance company finally came through for you.

Babajeza said...

It's the wetness that does the most damage. As I can see while cleaning the beams in the barn ... There is always work on a house to keep it in shape.

Fortunatelly we don't have hurricanes here, so I just blame former owner. Lazy and thightfisted.