Monday, March 10, 2008

Extreme Makeover Wall Edition

How much wood..
could a termite eat...

if a termite could eat wood?


Uh, termites do eat wood. And the answer is: A WHOLE FREAKIN' LOT!

That look on Clay's face says it all. What? How? When? What are we going to do? How are we going to fix it? When will this project end?

I've been waiting for a contractor to 'stop by this week' for about five months now. So we took the repair in our own hands, which is what we usually do. But, now we are at the point where Clay is telling me all the expensive new tools he's going to have to purchase to do the job and I'm saying, "But, but, but....".

From past experience I know that this phase of the renovation will last at least four months. So we have some time to look at that gaping hole in the wall and decide how the heckle-jo-jeckle we're going to replace the ridge beam that was used for the termites last dinner party.

14 comments:

MrsMama said...

Oh NO! I'm guessing you didn't know the extent of the damage until now...
Ugh.

April, please give your camera to one of your children and ask them to fix the date for you. I feel like I'm in a time warp. In fact, how do we *know* this really didn't happen 3 years ago? Hmmmm? Does anyone else smell a conspiracy?

Cynthia said...

at least it is 7 days later than the last pictures...

noble pig said...

All I can say is, "That Sucks!"

Crunchy Chicken said...

You have a bulb out.

april said...

Crunchy,

That little comment was just what I needed.

Did you see what mrsmama said?

Isn't it annoying that I'm ignoring both of you?

cndymkr / jean said...

How much wood...

would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchucker could chuck wood?

Crunchy Chicken said...
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Crunchy Chicken said...

[Let's try this again. Maybe I can get you two straight.]

Well, you are Rechelle's retarded sister. But at least you don't do puppet shows.

april said...

Huh? I'm my retarded sister? Wha? Who's retarded? Hmmm?

april said...

Ahh, you cheater, you don't get to delete your dumb comments.

You're right, no puppets for this chick. I excuse myself from playtime when it comes to sticking my hand up a dolls arse.

april said...

dang it, doll's arse

Crunchy Chicken said...

Well, I'll just have to start calling Rechelle "the puppet disimpactor".

Cynthia said...

April, I think that you only use 2 out of 3 bulbs to save energy and reduce your carbon footprint.

RIGHT?

(I've got your back, sister!)

Becky said...

Hmm. I'm trying to remember what my dad did in a similar situation. I sorta recall him saying something about structural integrity and if the beam isn't buckling or bowing then you inject some kind of epoxy or somesuch into the burrows. Or something. When that crap hardens, the wood is good as evah. Stronger even. There gotta be a how-to-fix-termite-damage info page on the web somewheres. LOL