Bared necessities
Friday June 09th 2023, 10:05 pm
Filed under: Life,Lupus

Got a text yesterday: could they come today?

And so at long last the damaged awning panels are all gone. The new ones will come next week.

For all these years, till that first one blew off in the storm, I thought they were just translucent, but they were actually smoky colored on top. Having all of them gone makes not just the patio but the family room stunningly bright on an overcast day in June. I had no idea it could be like that. None.

The new ones will be both UV blocking and clear–so that brightness is going to stay. You all are going to have to be patient with me if I get excited about finally seeing bird bums: I would have loved to have seen the zone-tailed hawk from underneath a few years ago after it soared across the yard and then landed on that thing, suddenly not much more than a shadow.

Oh, and: after the termite repair work 20 months ago, I went to the Benjamin Moore store to buy a small can of the new house color. I was thinking for the mailbox, but really it just seemed a good thing to have on hand. We never used it.

That spot where the painters missed and left exposed wood? That that smoky awning had kept me from seeing for over a year, much less in time to call them back to it?

That little can came in handy today and Chris’s guy totally took care of it.

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We replaced the plastic dome skylights in our house with new multi-pane (uv)glass ones. What a difference! I can imagine how much you are enjoying the sunlight.

As I discovered, the old plastic ones didn’t have very good seals – they power washed our house and moss ended up in the bathroom sink!

Comment by Anne 06.09.23 @ 11:53 pm

Oh, better lighting is going to be wonderful!

Comment by ccr in MA 06.11.23 @ 7:47 am

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