Jim was a man on a mission with the repair items from our insurance inspection…you may remember that they wanted to cancel our insurance based on their exterior inspection. (I just can’t get the word “picayune” out of my mind.) All of the items are things we would have done sooner or later – the insurance company wanted them sooner. 😮 Here are the things Jimbo fixed:
1. Exposed wiring outside
Do you see any exposed wires? No, you don’t, because Jim removed them!
2. Exposed wiring on the patio
He installed new light fixtures out back – two wall lamps and two matching lamp posts on the patio. I REALLY like these and they were a relatively good deal at Lowe’s – $43 something for the pair of wall lamps, while the lamp posts were $103 each.
These give off so much light when I have the dogs out at night – I love it!
3. Cracked siding
Jim replaced several pieces of cedar siding that were cracked – yes, we will eventually paint them – or maybe we should leave them for that rustic look 😮
He also had to replace the siding panels over the garage…this was one of those this-won’t-take-long-to-pop-off-the-old-panels jobs which morphed into a good-grief-how-many-nails-did-they-use-to-nail-these-suckers-down affairs. A lot of elbow grease went into this job!
4. Broken and cracked window sills
And finally hubby patched a cracked window sill and, his pièce de résistance, he completely rebuilt another one. It looked as though it had broken off right at the wall, and MacGyver – I mean, Jim – engineered a way to rebuild it — he’s a handy guy! The pictures below show the sill before (left) and after (right) – I will ‘fess up…the before picture is actually a right-after-he-got-started picture – it’s got one layer of grout on it.
With all the repairs done, I’ve sent the photos and receipts to our insurance agent, who will forward them to our carrier. We will be waiting for their approval with crossed fingers, toes, eyes and any other available body parts…we’ll let you know how it turns out!