Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Quiet at Last....
Last night I crawled back on the bike so to speak....after getting hit in the throat by a fast ball off the turf on Saturday at Celina, I went back behind the plate at Crestview last night...the heat was pretty intense, but the strong breezes helped, even with the umpire full gear on....the nearly 2 1/2 hour game ended just before 8:30, and I rolled home arriving just before 9:30pm. Sam came home from his double header, his 4th in 7 days, a while after I arrived...tonight we both go to Lima, me at Shawnee, and he will head to LCC. The heat will be even more intense than last night.
The one thing we do have that has been missing over the past week, "Quiet"....The fire and water restoration crew, out of Lima, took the powerful fans and from the kitchen, basement, and the water vacuum from the TV room and wood floors. Their clean up girls are here this morning, finishing up the dusting...and then we can begin the repairs and replacements. The first of the kitchen and cabinet folks will be here tonight at 7pm for the beginning rounds of estimates.
So far the bill sets at $5000....just under $3 grand for the clean up, and just over $2000 for the kitchen floor replacement. There will be more, the refinish of the portion of the hardwoods...it appears the 90 year old pine will be saved, but not without a portion needing some refinish. Also the excess water and electric bills to the city will need to be reconciled...Nationwide will take care of that. What we will do is have to take care of the improvements and upgrades to the kitchen. Different floor material, probably new windows, and a relocation of sink, cabinets, and improvements to same. We are not exactly sure of what we will have done.....but changes are in the future.
For now, we will enjoy the "quiet"....
So for now we enjoy the lack of noise, and beat the heat as best we can....
Photos-The Kitchen Floors are now dry, and ready to be replaced...once we get the estimates taken care of and what the final plans are.....the first of my sparse crop of Sunflowers peaked out this morning....it appears they will be few and far between this season, better luck next year, as the saying goes.
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