Friday, March 17, 2006

Improvements pending

bungalow next door
Originally uploaded by merideth.
Okay so picture those old water towers you see in small towns. Okay. Now picture one built right above your house and breaking open on top of your roof. Now make that happen for over a month. That pretty much sums up our weather and the reason for the dearth of resto work. Good news: sun is forecast for this weekend. Fingers crossed.

In other news, the little bungalow next door to us may soon be improved. It's languised for 8 years, abandoned and sad. Just last weekend though, I met the man who owns the property. He was walking around the house with a guy who was making sketches so I ran over and grilled him.

Turns out, he's had a long-term illness but is now preparing to fix up and improve the house. Hoo. Ray. Now we just have to hope he does it sensitively. Really though, a coat of paint would help markedly.

And yes, for some reason, the columns have been wrapped in vinyl siding. sigh.


At 3/17/2006 03:09:00 PM, Blogger Greg said...

Let's hope that is the extent of the vinyl action at the property. An old paint job is like a beacon for the siding salesman.

At 3/27/2006 09:29:00 AM, Blogger lg said...

Perhaps yours will be an incentive for him to think carefully about how to fix it up. Siding, sigh..., such a sad "fix." Does he plan to sell it or live in it?

At 3/29/2006 12:49:00 PM, Anonymous Aaron said...

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