Tuesday I had my second cataract surgery and this one was much more painful than the first one and I have not seemed to bounce back as quickly as before although my vision is so much improved that I cannot complain too much.
Wednesday we had a big rain storm in the evening and we suddenly realized that the workers had removed part of our garage roof on Tuesday. We rushed over to the house and, in running across the front yard, my husband slipped in the mud and fell heavily to the ground. At first he could not get up and I tried to help but fell on top of him. Finally we both got up--all covered with mud and found that our garage was flooded. We had stored some of our appliances and our lovely wooden front door there and all were sitting in about two inches of water. We spent quite some time cleaning up the water and putting everything up on blocks to keep them out of the water. Next we went out to check on our dog in the back portion of our backyard and she had dug out--evidently when the thunder and lightning started. The next morning a neighbor who found her called and told us that she was safe. Whew!
Thursday we began to move into the house across the street from our house since those neighbors left for the summer. Yesterday, in the steaming heat, we finished bringing our belongings to their house and found that it was full of mosquitoes. Itch, itch!
Our house is coming along nicely. The framing is mostly finished and the sides went up on the upstairs rooms. This is how things are looking from the front of the house.
And this is how the house looks from the back.
I also found another stairway to nowhere. However, on Monday they will cut a hole in the upstairs floor into our attic over the kitchen area. We have a huge area for storage up there. For someone who has lived in a house with almost NO storage for about 40 years, that stairway looks like a stairway to heaven!
Monday the workers will put roofing on and we will go around and mark where we want electrical outlets, cable outlets, and switches for lights.