Wednesday, October 24, 2012

it's officially winter...

....... at least it is at my house.















This morning it is -8C .....and it snowed about 6 or 7 inches yesterday .....
















If it wasn't for the temperature and the snow... I would be singing that old boll weevil song....again......... "looking for home."  Anybody old enough to remember that one? .... .....  we still have no address .... no street numbers on the house.... the plate with them on it sits in the basement....along with all our other stuff....and, of course, us.  Waiting now for a much warmer day so that the rock guy can come and take off the tacky ruined chunk of hearthstone he thought we should use to put the numbers on.  Then... drilled holes into it by some unacceptable method that caused chipping and flaking around every hole for the stainless screws.  And, then.... glued, mortared and screwed it into position and then... placed rock around it.

Yep... it has to be chipped and chiseled off now...and quite a bit of rock with it.... replaced with my new idea of a metal plate which a young guy made exactly to our specs.... powder coated with a lovely matte black and our stainless numbers on it.  Then... it has to be placed, screwed into position and the rock reworked to look good around it.  And it won't be happening in this cold.



















The weatherman is saying +9 C  by Monday...I sure hope he is right...... we need a couple warmer days when the rock guy can come to do the necessary stuff ..... oh, please let there be a warmer day .....soooooon........we need numbers.  It is the law....they must be displayed....


5 comments:

Dolores said...

Still getting mail? I thought you needed to have numbers displayed - otherwise they won't deliver. I won't tell you what our expected high is for tomorrow - you will only get mad. We got rain all day yesterday.

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

o.0 my sister did say it snowed, didnt realize how much tho o.0

Gwen Buchanan said...

Wow wee.. you do have snow!!! piled. oh now this is scary.. I know it's coming but I never want to accept it.. chilly here this morning and I guess it is time to put the lawn furniture away, somewhere.. I think they should make summer longer and winter shorter, anyone for a vote on that?

Shashi Nayagam said...

Good grief! is that your house number? Even in India let alone in England the house numbers don't run into 5 figures lol! Sorry that you are having some frustrating time with bits and bobs. Looks like winter is here too. It has decidedly turned nippy today.

Wee Cute Treasures said...

I am sure you get fed up with all this snow but to me this looks like pure heaven. A wonderful excuse to snuggly up indoors and potter around! We might get 1-2 days of snow a YEAR - and the whole country stands still (I live in Ireland). Means you are likely to have a blissful white Christmas. I envy you. Carol :)