Sunday, April 25, 2010

House Updates

Ahh, the joys of home-ownership... We live in an old house. Old houses often need repairs. I know this. So, it was no big deal when we noticed a small water spot on our bathroom ceiling. Phil is pretty handy, so he went up to the roof to see if he could patch it up. He was not so successful, but it didn't appear to get any worse, so we let it ride for awhile. And then, a few weeks ago, we notice another spot forming on our kitchen ceiling. Uh-oh.

So, we made a call, and had a roofer come out to give us an estimate of the damage. We were hoping for a minor repair...a quick fix... maybe even something Phil and I could manage. Of course, his recommendation was... a new roof. UGHHHHHH.

And who knew roofs were so expensive?! I thought I was going to have a heart attack when he told me his estimate (and that was WITH the OU alumni discount... turns out we were working with a former bobcat!).

But, I guess we can't ride it out any longer. Especially since during the heavy monsoon last night, our bathroom turned into a slip-and-slide. Very dangerous for an accident prone person such as myself...

ANYWAYS, a little good news to go with the bad. Our kitchen is FINALLY done! Yes, here are some pictures of the renovations...




  1. Looks terrific! Tell Phil he did an absolutely beautiful job!

  2. Hi Becky and Phil! We just had our room replaced this month so I can totally understand the sticker shock. Good luck and we miss you guys!

  3. The new kitchen looks great! Love the stainless steel!