Monday, March 28, 2011
Okay, first off, Blogger's being a pissy bitch about paragraph spacing this morning, so if this publishes as one block of run-on, I'm sorry. Blogger is NOT cooperating. Now: On to the big news: I've got a price in on new gutters, and it is good! The gutters on the house are falling apart. Every place there's a seam, they leak. And I've caulked and I've taped and I've tried everything short of superglue, and still the gutters leaked. I've got one downspout that has totally disconnected from the gutters, and the snow's too deep to get out the ladder, so it's gonna hang there for the time being. Bah. I got a couple of prices on replacement gutters, and they were, well, more than I wanted to spend. On gutters, at least. So! A couple of weeks ago, one of the contractors we work with, a roofing guy, came into the office. I asked him if he did gutters, and he said Sure! Let me get you a price! As it turns out, he actually subcontracts the gutter work. So he called his gutter guy, and is giving me his contractor's price. Which is about HALF what it was going to cost me otherwise. For seamless aluminum gutters. Brand new gutters! I will never again spend a summer Saturday up on an extension ladder, taping seams, waving wildly at approaching bees. Oh happy day! Maaaaaan, I never thought I'd get excited about gutters. I guess that's what happens when you buy a house.