Patra's Other Place

I started out with Patra's Place, primarily dedicated to my linen collection and stitching projects. But I kept getting side-tracked, so I decided to create Patra's Other Place for anything not related to embroidery topics. So you now have a choice. If you are interested in me, read this. If you only want to see my linen and stitching, visit Patra's (original) Place! (Please note that by clicking on any of the photos, they will be enlarged to fill your computer screen.)

My Photo
Location: Melbourne, Vic., Australia

I am married to Ken. We have no children except a cat and a collection of Australian parrots, finches, canaries and a dozen hens.

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Second day of retirement proves to be expensive!

I was at the Guild all day, but Ken was happy to stay home and wait for a rep. from Rain Shield Roofing to arrive and have a look at our roof.  Ken phoned me about 1 pm to tell me the news.  Not good.  Our roof could be 'patched up' but it wouldn't be good enough to protect the house for years to come.  I've been telling Ken for a couple of years that the roof was deteriorating; I'm the bunny who climbs up and cleans leaves from the gutter every few months, so I see the rust and the cracks in the steel.

So we've signed up for a whole new roof - nearly $14,000.  I think Ken has visions of his inheritance slipping away before he has the chance to enjoy any of it!  But he knows as well as I do, with or without that money, we would have to do something about the roof, as it leaks every time we have a rain storm, and according to the long range weather forecasts, Australia is going to experience much more of this weather in coming years.  So if we don't do something now, I hate to think of the consequences....


Blogger Cathy said...

We spent lots of my husband`s inheritance fixing up our house too. Congratulations on getting a new roof.

Wednesday, 05 June, 2013  
Blogger Saundra Wordlaw said...

It was a good decision to install a new roof! I know how costly it is to have a roof replacement but money’s nothing compared to what it can provide your family and property as well. Congrats on having a new one!


Thursday, 06 June, 2013  
Blogger Missie Rice said...

Spending your retirement fee on the roof is a good investment, Gina. I agree it's expensive, but it'll benefit you for a long time. Just make sure to regularly check your roof's condition to lengthen its lifespan and to avoid additional expenses.

Friday, 06 September, 2013  

Post a Comment

<< Home

adopt your own virtual pet!