–verb (used with object)
1. to restore to a good or sound condition after decay or damage; mend: to repair a motor.
2. to restore or renew by any process of making good, strengthening, etc.: to repair one's health by resting.
3. to remedy; make good; make up for: to repair damage; to repair a deficiency.
4. to make amends for; compensate: to repair a wrong done.
5. an act, process, or work of repairing: to order the repair of a building.
6. Usually, repairs.
a. an instance or operation of repairing: to lay up a boat for repairs.
b. a repaired part or an addition made in repairing: 17th-century repairs in brick are conspicuous in parts of the medieval stonework.
7. repairs, (in bookkeeping, accounting, etc.) the part of maintenance expense that has been paid out to keep fixed assets in usable condition, as distinguished from amounts used for renewal or replacement.
8. the good condition resulting from continued maintenance and repairing: to keep in repair.
9. condition with respect to soundness and usability: a house in good repair.
We are in the middle of home repairs. And if you have an old house you can imagine how scary that can be. Anytime we have done any little job in this house it has snowballed into a larger more expensive task.
However, the roofing job that is underway is going along as smooth as silk. I am so impressed with this crew. They are the nicest young men and they are even cleaning up as they work. I expected that they would clean up the yard at the end of each day but about every hour one guy climbs down and cleans up.
There have been no problems at all. They were originally supposed to only replace the main roof, not the kitchen addition. We have been having a lively internal debate (me and Auntie) over the smaller kitchen roof. You remember - the one that leaked last winter and forced me to line the window sill with diapers!! There was a visible soft spot under the shingles - which means water damage. Auntie's philosophy is - if you can't see it - It's OK. Arrrgh. My philosophy is bite the bullet - pay the extra money and get it fixed before it becomes a much bigger problem. I won this round.
They gave us a new quote and we both make a 2nd visit to the bank and by the time I get home tonight all repairs should be complete but my wool budget has taken a serious beating.
The downside to the home repairs.........Mom and Millie. Both are going crazy with the noise and the banging. Neither one understands what is happening. They are both acting like Chicken Little
I keep telling them both that THE SKY IS NOT FALLING
I find it
frustrating interesting that Blogger is still not repaired. Sheesh, and there has been extremely limited updates from blogger as to the problem and how they intend to fix it. What really is interesting is that we - the users - have developed and shared several different solutions to assist in finding creative ways to still comment. Selecting the name/url option works on some blogs and changing your settings from imbedded comments to pop-ups seems to work. I gave up on waiting for blogger to repair itself and went ahead and changed my settings to pop-up this afternoon so I hope it helps.
I wouldn't want to miss any comments and especially wouldn't want to miss Michelle's Word of the Week response. So many of my followers wait for her creative response and last week I received 3 emails from different people hoping that Michelle wasn't affected by the blogger glitch.