Billings, MT High 77 Low 63
Last Thursday we drove to Billings in the pouring rain with brief periods of clouds.
We were too exhausted to do anything that night but Friday morning Jim measured and counted and figured everything we would need to repair the hail damage on Todd’s house (our house but the kids rent it from us). Then we went on a shopping spree. The small metal shed is completely destroyed and has to be replaced.
The weather report said more rain on Saturday and Sunday so Jim bought rain suits for him and Todd. Best buy he made. We are only going to be here about a week and Todd has to work so rain couldn’t stop the work that needed to be done. Thank goodness there was no lightning or thunder.
First job was to put new skirting on the mobile home. The second was to work on repairing and replacing the busted fence pieces and to make new gates. The hail really did make a mess of things.
The roof needs to be replaced, but we have a contract with a company that is going to do that for us. We have over $10,000 worth of damage.
Tonight they are tearing down the old metal shed. That will make it easier to replace the siding. We’re also going to add Tyvek before putting up the siding. Then they will put up a new metal shed. The wooden shed just needs to be painted and Michaela is going to do that.
We’ve also had doctor appointments. Me – mammogram, blood work, doctor and eyes. The doctor told me that everything is perfect and to keep on doing whatever it is I’m doing because it’s working. The eyes have changed a little bit so I might think about getting new glasses.
Jim just had an eye appointment and his has changed just a little bit also. He also got all his CPAP equipment updated.
The girls went in today for blood work and shots. Tomorrow they are both having their teeth cleaned. The doctor is going to be very careful with Scooter because of her heart murmur.
We did get to take a wonderful break and met up with Debbie and Steve at Cracker Barrel. They have been full timing a little over two months and were headed to South Dakota. Hopefully we’ll get to see them again in Arizona in the Spring.
I have spent very little time on the computer which means that blog reading has gone down the drain. It will probably be next week when we leave town before I can catch up.