So, lots of breathing exercises later, I am watching my new roof go on. The roofers had to take off two layers of shingles, the top layer was asbestos shingles put up in the 1940s; and the original asphalt shingles which appear to be a blue grey. A few rotted roof boards have been replaced where there were a couple leaks and the felt has been laid.
We were in New Orleans for Thanksgiving and came back today. The carpenter we hired to replace the flat roof soffits, fascia boards and decorative dormer trim was here today and he did some good work taking out the rotted wood. I took a couple pictures in the dark. I can’t wait to view it in the daylight tomorrow. Work is being DONE!
So, my blog has been dormant for several months. Yes, I know. Instead of plying you with excuses and listing everything that has happened between now and then, I will spare you (because I hate reading other people’s excuses when they pick up their blog again) and just inform you that work is going to start up on our house August 29th!
In a nutshell, I filed to receive Louisiana Rehabilitation Tax Credits. We have been approved and most of our work is lined up to commence and be finished by the end of the year. August 29th, I have a foundation repair service coming to remove the rotted sill on the front corner of the house and back corner of the porch in the back. Having these sills repaired will be the catalyst to our other rehab projects. We could not repair the porch, columns, paint, etc., until the foundation was repaired.
After the foundation repair, you shall see a new roof, paint and other small projects coming to fruition. Needless to say, I am very excited! So, forthcoming will be a post on Louisiana Rehabilitation Tax Credits how to apply and who is eligible and after that, I will be blogging and posting pictures of our progress.