Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Wednesday Word of the Week

This weeks word is:   REPAIR

re·pair    [ri-pair]
–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.  


  1. I'm first and I am so loopy and discombobulated over the fact that anyone anticipates my balderdash! I think my husband would like to stifle my comments when he is doing home repairs! I can be a bit delusional and relentless when I want something demolished and something new whipped up! I can be ferocious and vindictive enough to give anyone a migraine when I want something done. I think I turn into a zombie during the winter months and so in the spring I become a chameleon. I grope through catalogs and want to obliterate the old loser stuff. My hubby does not get all the hoopla but WHATEVER! He just smiles and says “Yes, dear” – he’s a kind man. :)

  2. UGH, I despise home repairs but I have nothing to complain know it has been in the 90's for two-three weeks now in NC and our neighbor has no AC-it stopped, jsut went out on SATurday and now needs an entire new unit. One for upstairs and one down and 12,000 dollars later; well, you can imagine! it's the cost of being a home-owner...Put a sign out 'Will work for Wool'

  3. Hi Kim I have given up on blogger it's so frustrating because some bloggers post are so interesting and I can't even use the name url. Home improvements are a pain I always have to wait for hubby to fix things. It is probably so hard for the girls! Hugs Cheri

  4. And see, now, Miss Kim, the sky didn't fall (hmmmm...that sounds familiar....) and your computer didn't crash when you changed your comments setting, now did it?? ;o) Next thing you know, you'll be downloading a new web browser too.... And, ahhh....glad to see Michelle didn't disappoint. She's a hoot. Glad your repair crew are good workers and conscientious....but I wanna know ARE THEY CUTE??? And, do they work with their shirts off??? ;o) JUST KIDDING!! (Well, maybe...) Have a glorious evening....Smiles & Hugs, Robin

  5. Kim ~
    Glad all is well on the home repair front! I hope it's over soon so mom and Millie can get back to normal.
    I can leave comments on most blogs, but there's still a few I cannot and I have not found the time to try an additional fix.
    Oh, yeah, must go finish mowing the yard.
    Hugs :)

  6. Kim, glad to read your repairs are going well. We here have been under a tornado and severe thunderstorm watch, not a good dy for projects here. I do hope the repairmen complete your projects soon so life for Millie and your mom can return to normal. Blessings, Julie.

  7. So glad you decided to fix the kitchen roof, I know I was terrified when you were having to use the diapers. All the stuff I never knew about living in places with snow.
    You know what about blogger, you know how it give you that screen on some peoples post's if I go right back in it seems to work fine.
    I can post on your site though no problem.

  8. Hi Kim,
    I'm glad your repairmen are doing a good job! It's so costly to do any repairs these days but you will be happy you got it done right!
    Hope Millie and Mom will be okay! When we had our roof done last year the dogs didn't even bark until they saw the guys walking through the yard! It was like we had guys walking on the roof everyday or something!
    Hang in there!
    Cathy G

  9. We are in the roof repair mode..just haven't picked a crew yet. Wish I could have yours! (wish you would pay for mine too!...just kidding..sort of!) I hate costly home repairs..makes me want to move to a condo..really. Have a great, no diaper in the window week!