As unbelievable as it is the inside of the house is still not finished. The deal was for them to fix the ceiling, put down carpet, hang a fan, and hang two storm doors. Now let’s see what they really did: I can say the did a good job on the ceiling but that’s where it stops. They hung the fan but there is a space between the fan and ceiling and they also forgot to hook up the light fixture on the fan. They did put up one of the storm doors but the door has no handle does not close right. And as for the carpet… we got someone who knows what their doing to put that in. I guess I’ve waited this long…
Last night my neighbor, who is a contractor came over and quoted a price for the repairs. His price is for labor only…he is giving us most of the materials we need. About 45 minutes later three workers showed up to start the process. It was kind of late but then again as you can see (look at time stamp above) I am a night person.
Maybe I will be able to take some pictures and post some of them here.
On Janurary 17th I joined Weight Watchers. In the first week I lost five pounds. But it was a hard week. I made drastic changes to the way I eat and drink. This second week has been easier but it is still hard to get used to the way Weight Watchers works. Let’s just say it is not your typical diet.
Last August I went back to school to get a degree in computer repair. About two weeks into the semester Hurricane Katrina hit. Now this semester has been scrubbed because of the pain I have been in. Lower back pain to be exact. I will soon be going into physical therapy and get an epidural shot. I also may have Carpel Tunnel Syndrome that might require surgery. I do look forward to returning to school in the fall.
Also with this post I have created a new category titled “My Life”. But this blog’s main focus will be the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and how it is affecting my world.
Our new roof was finally completed on Friday. It is so nice not to hear tarps flapping in the wind. I have posted pictures at http://gallery.bienvenu.us/ Now we just need to get the ceiling repaired and painted, carpet, a fence, siding…this may take a while.
Our new roof magically appeared on our lawn yesterday. (This is the longest 7-10 days of my life…it feels closer to a month.) When a call was made to the roofer about when the work would begin he said, “what…there not there yet?” And they never showed up. My luck will be that they will show up here early in the morning. I just hope they show up today so finally something can be fixed!!!
Well I want to wish all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
We now have 4 tarps on our roof…one on top the other because before the fourth on was put on by the roofer when it would rain hard we would start getting water in the house.
Right before Christmas I went with a friend and my wife to see St. Bernard Parish (see pics here: http://gallery.bienvenu.us/ . It was bad but not the total devastation I expected. It could be that I watch the news all day and I have seen the worst of the worst. Or I might just be numb to seeing the damage.
I hope our house is finished being fixed in the first few months of 2006. It is funny…I look forward to the day when I can walk into a carpeted living room look up and actually see a ceiling (we have trash bags as our temporary ceiling now). But I am glad to be able to live in the house.
“Katrina Ridge” is on display center court in Lakeside Mall. This display is taking the place of the “Winter Wonderland” that is usually displayed at Christmastime.
Shortly after this display was put up about 10 people complained about it. The mall ordered its creator to take down the blue tarps and debris. Then after the media picked it up over 5,000 people e-mailed the mall demanding “Katrina Ridge” be restored. And so it was. We went and saw it yesterday and took pictures of it. I thought I would be the only idiot taking pictures of it but many people stopping by took pictures.