Monday, April 26, 2010



Mark this day on your calendars, dear friends.  Today at 6:52 p.m. CST the last shingle was removed from the Kelly House.  In recognition of this momentous occasion, April 26th shall forever after be known as Victory Day, for it was today that I at last conquered the shingles.  

And tomorrow I have a big mess to clean up...

Oh, and that blob at the top of the ladder in the second photo is Christopher.  See?
Quite daring for a cat who spends about 20 hours a day sleeping on the end of my bed.


  1. Happy Victory Day!

    Now I'm wondering what's next???

  2. Your house just let out a HUGE sigh of relief. Congratulations on your victory.

  3. Congrats on your victory.

    Oh happy day!!!!!

    I'll drink a glass of cheap wine in celebration of your victory.

  4. Yeah.

    I can see Christoper getting up there. How did he get down?

  5. Congrats! The day finally came. I hope it's easy for you to quickly get to a place where you can leave it alone and enjoy your summer!

  6. Congrats!! Now that you've officially found a loophole, and officially removed all the shingles, you've got less than 2 months to officially scrape, patch/replace boards AND paint before summer officially starts & you officially begin your summer off. ;-)

  7. Milah, What's next is--as Kate said--lots of caulking, scraping paint, etc.

    Karen Anne, It was hilarious. He started down headfirst, stopped, went back up, started down again and then meowed pitifully. I had to go hold the ladder for him so it didn't wiggle and offer encouragement like, "C'mon, Chrissie, you can do it." Bet he doesn't get up there again!

    Kate--Absolutely! I'm hoping it doesn't take too long.

  8. I'm late to this party (as usual) but congrats. I'm off the wagon as of May 1st so tomorrow I promise to drink a glass of good wine in celebration. Sorry Jan, but I've suffered enough. Glad April only has 30 days.

  9. YAY! GO, JAYNE, GO! Or, *pausing to scratch head quizzically* should I be yelling, STOP, JAYNE, STOP! instead?

    Hmmmm ... you DO have that loophole for now.