Appalachian Word of the Day


Let's make it a phrase this week, shall we?

"I do declare"  ~ a form of explanation, be it fright, surprise, or horror 

Example:  "I do declare...what a mess in our front yard."  

Y'all the roofers are here!  

This old house is getting all dolled up for Christmas.  A new roof, trim, and gutters are just what she I wanted for the holiday.  It's always important to look your best, even more so when you are gettin' on in years.  



"The most expensive hobby a rich man can have is a boat, and the second most expensive hobby he could have is a very old house."  

Barbara Corcoran  


Comments

  1. ...we just had a new roof installed, it's guarantee is longer than mine!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Tom, they tried to sell us a 50 year guarantee for extra, we explained we wouldn't live long enough to see that through!

      Delete
  2. What a cool old house! She deserves the dressin' up.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Granny Sue, thank you! She is way over 100 years old and we have 25 acres with her. We are very lucky. An old farmhouse with some Folk Victorian touches.

      Delete
  3. Looks like they have that mess under control a bit. Lots of noise to be away from

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. They arrive at daylight and leave at dusk. Since I come home right after school is out, I have a couple of hours with some noise. Scary noise, at that! lol

      Delete
  4. Hello, it maybe messy while the roofers are there. But, what a good feeling when they are gone.
    You have a pretty house. Happy Tuesday, enjoy your day!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Happy days! Like getting a new hairdo!!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Christine, you are so right! I thought of that myself! lol

      Delete
  6. Replies
    1. Thank you! We are fortunate to live on our farm!!

      Delete
  7. she's a grand beauty .. thankful for provision in getting her 'dolled up.'
    blessings to you..

    ReplyDelete
  8. I do declare. Aren't those crews amazing? New roof here earlier this year.

    ReplyDelete
  9. I love that saying! My family is from Oklahoma, I was born there, so we have a lot of those terms in my family, too. I know how wonderful it is to get a new roof.. you'll love it! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

    ReplyDelete
  10. It is one thing after another with an old building! But they are such a treat!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Pat, living out here, in this old house, is a true treat. She is a gem!

      Delete
  11. We did the new roof when the old got blown off in a storm...I'm glad that expense is out of the way! Have a great day!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Terri, we had storm damage back at the end of September. Finally getting it repaired after the roofers got behind schedule!

      Delete
  12. That's a lot of work but will be worth it in the end. I love the house! You're lucky to live in such a place. The houses today don't have the character that these older houses do.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Lowell, she is a quirky old house, for sure, but I love living out here at the end of our country road!

      Delete
  13. Oh I love your old house. It is beautiful.
    I say 'I do declare' all the time goofing around. I'm quite sure I heard Scarlett say that in Gone With the Wind.

    ReplyDelete
  14. This is the before....expecting the 'after'. She's beautiful.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Anni, I will be posting some after photos. The roof will be finished tomorrow, but gutters not until next week....sigh!

      Delete
  15. our homes...money pits!! we recently replaced our roof, our gutters and painted our home!! and believe it or not, we have so much more to do!!!

    ReplyDelete
  16. And I do declare that house is beautiful...maybe not the timing of the construction, but what a great feeling when it’s done. And what a beautiful sized property too!

    ReplyDelete
  17. I do declare . . .
    You be spiffin it up, what with that new roof, and gutters!

    ReplyDelete
  18. Fine looking place, nice to see an old place like you have being well looked after!

    I'm thinking what you got there is a "Character Home" as they call it over here on the West Coast, this ustually translates out to old and maintenance intensive... :)

    ReplyDelete
  19. Just what every home needs... TLC.

    ReplyDelete
  20. How exciting Michelle! Renovations are such a pain in the neck but well worth it.. we were busy knocking walls down last week ๐Ÿ˜Š That expression always makes me think of Scarlett O'Hara in Gone with the Wind ๐Ÿ˜€

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. The reno is a pain, but so needed and I know it will be worth it!

      Delete
  21. Always a good thing to have a solid roof!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Lisa, I am so thankful to have this new roof. I will be glad to get it finished!

      Delete
  22. Lovely! And at least the workers are on the outside!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Karen Ann, I am so glad they are not on the inside! What a mess!!!!

      Delete
  23. A lovely old beauty! The house will have a well deserved refreshing new look.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Bill! She is an old gem and deserves a new look!

      Delete
  24. Our roof here in Florida is made of clay (terracotta) tiles. Just after we moved in, Hurricane Wilma blew off a dozen or so but shifted all of them on one side just a little bit. It did not look very bad, but I do declare-- they all had to be re-set and it took over a week!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Kenneth, a three day fix has now turned into a week long fix, or longer. Roof will be finished tomorrow, but the gutters will take another week. Whew!!

      Delete
  25. She will be oh so much more beautiful now.
    I have a friend who dreams of living in a Victorian house in town not the good oh country

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. There is nothing like the country! Not perfect, but better than other places I have lived!

      Delete
  26. I love your house! Hope everything goes smoothly!

    ReplyDelete
  27. What a beauty she is and even more so with a new hairdo! We did the roof thing 5 years ago - it's comforting to know you have a sturdy roof over your head. Love that phrase - reminds me of Scarlet in 'Gone With the Wind'! xx Karen

    ReplyDelete
  28. Yep, I do declare! And bless his little pea-pickin' heart!

    ReplyDelete
  29. Hope it all went well and that peace and quiet have returned.

    ReplyDelete
  30. We had our roof replaced a couple of years ago. I can't believe how much those things cost!

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Popular Posts