I have a lot to be thankful for:
- My children for "going with the flow." They are taking everything in stride, and I love them for it.
- My wife for putting on her warm clothes and coming out in the wind and cold last night to help make the siding "deadline." She also took on the task of informing Ella about Loki today when she asked why he hasn't been eating the food she's been putting in his dish every day.
- My in-laws for providing room and board for our family through this whole thing and putting up with the new level of chaos in their home.
- My sister-in-law for taking the brunt of the extra child care duties on top of working 2 jobs and fixing up her own house so that Amy can teach and I can work on the house.
- My parents for all they've given up in their own lives so my dad can spend so much time helping work on the house. There's no way I could have done this without his help.
|The side of the dormer was the last significant chunk of siding. I finished that Tuesday night by headlamp to take advantage of a day with temperatures above 40.|
|The porch beam trimmed and the last pieces of siding in place. This picture was taken 14 minutes before thanksgiving dinner was served.|
|Notches: the reason the last 1% of the siding took an inordinate amount of time.|
|Siding complete, high spots painted, window wells in, only one wet area still in the yard.|
|Building the tub surround was a welcome break from siding last week. Shockingly, the tub actually fit into the cutout I made in the deck on the first try.|
|The "alien spaceship" of flexible ducts running off the sheet metal main lines.|