Oh friends!! Today is the big day here at the Hotel Thompson. Today is suppose to be the completion day of all of the activity from the renovation. New furniture is being delivered and finishing touches will be added this weekend. I’m so excited – barks!
We have overcome purging of old things, donations of furniture, tearing up of carpets, linoleum, painting, building of new things and team work. Hopefully by tonight, all will be worth it. Mom can sit in her new chair, pop her feet up and breathe a sigh of relief with a glass of liquid refreshment in her hand.
I personally have to say that I didn’t think we would all make this process. There were tight times. Times that we were all pushed to our limits. Times that the checkbook and credit cards screamed and begged for mercy but we overcame.
Next week hopefully, we will start posting some pictures. And also next week, stay tuned for a little announcement from Bacon and Fozzie. They are at it again and putting something together for all of our friends.
Well that’s all for me my friends – yawns – I hope you had a wonderful week as well. Happy weekend!
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Yep, you guessed it from yesterday April’s Fool’s Day blog posting. The Hotel Thompson is now under construction. Day 2 and I’m ready to move in with any of you for the duration. Anyone at all. I don’t require much… really I don’t.
You see, this entire renovation has snowballed into what dad’s calls a cluster. You don’t understand cluster? Let me explain it to you the way mom explained it to him. Go ahead and get settled in – I’ll wait. Are you ready?
Okay mom and dad were discussing buying new furniture this year. Apparently what they have now came over with Noah on the ark. Rolls piggy eyes. It really didn’t but that’s how mom explained it. Dad said fine. We will get new furniture this year. And he was fine with that because even *he* said we needed new stuff. This is where it snowballed, went down a hill, around a curve and became a cluster.
Then mom said:
“Well, if we are going to get rid of our current furniture, why don’t we go ahead and get rid of the china cabinet, hutch and kitchen table that I hate so much as well. And since all of that will be gone and the rooms would basically be empty, why don’t we go ahead and look at that new floor we wanted for the front room because you know this carpet is shot. And hey, if we are going to do new flooring in the front room, why don’t we look at the kitchen and hallway too – that way it can all match and flow. And oh my goodness – if the room is empty, we can paint a couple of walls to give it some color in here. And then you know what honey, we can shop for the new furniture and accessories.”
I saw daddy writing something down the entire time he was listening to mom. He called me over and gave me this piece of paper. Snorts and rolls with piggy laughter. But he’s a good man… I think. He ended up saying the worse words ever invented for a man to say to a woman…. “Whatever you want honey.” He then handed over the check book. My friends, I really feel sorry for my dad.
Oh, and did I tell you the best part my friends. Mom wants ALL of this done by April 17th, 2015. Squeals and rolls – yeah okay. Don’t worry, I’ll be taking pictures of before, during and after to share. Right now, I would describe it as his/hers and ours in the making. Wish me luck!
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Let’s all remember a very important thing in life. What goes up, must come down. It’s hard life lesson to learn. Remember a while back and I was talking about the leak at the Hotel Thompson and having to call a contractor to look at the roof? Well, we found out what caused the leak. You might just be as surprised as we were. Are you sitting down? It was a bullet. Let’s just leave it at WTP (What the Pig?!) I can’t repeat what daddy said when he was told. Apparently, someone thought it would be just fun and giggles to shoot a gun up in the air. Thus, what goes up, must come down. This is so very dangerous! And the bullet came down on our house and caused a leak right over where daddy sits and watches television. Do you know how frightened we all were when we learned this? And, our neighborhood is not bad – it was just one of those times where people thought they would celebrate by shooting up in the sky, probably around New Years or the Fourth of July. We can’t pinpoint exactly when it happened but once is enough okay.
I know this picture above looks like a horrid roof but it’s only 10 years old and was ‘suppose’ to be a 20 year roof. One thing is that we live in the south and moisture will always be a problem here. It gets muggy and yuck in the Summer – I’m not a big fan of that season. I prefer cooler months, you?
Well, the contractor spoke to mom about what she wanted as to replace everything. Of course, daddy laughed and said mommy has what did he say – expensive tastes. But then again mommy said she wanted what she wanted the end of discussion – snorts – way to go mommy for putting her hoove down. So everything was ordered and dad coughed up the checkbook.
A couple of days later, two pallets of 30 YEAR shingles architectural design showed up along with ridge material, felt and massive piles of wood for the new decking. I in my little piggy life have never seen so much action in the front of the Hotel Thompson when the big truck unloaded all of this. I just stood in front of the storm door and watched in amazement. The ‘beeping’ of the big truck backing up was was hilarious. I tried backing up and snorting but it didn’t seem the same.
Then the next day, this HUGE big metal box like thingy was dropped off in our driveway. Mommy had to move the cars so they could get it there. It was massive and empty. It looked kind of mysterious but mom said to watch and see the next day to find out what it was.
Finally the third day early in the morning, it seemed like an entire village showed up at the Hotel Thompson. There were so many people and I wanted to watch. Dad locked the storm door so I could sit in front of it and watch. It was amazing! Daddy said they were going to ‘raise the roof”. I didn’t understand that then until I watched all.day.long.
And when I say all.day.long, I mean from 9AM until 6PM that night. When mommy came home from the worky place, this is what she came home to. Insert angelic music here – it was astonishing. What a difference! Mommy says that it makes the house seem so much bigger. I personally think that it makes the house look entirely different.
But of course, she wasn’t home during the day when the ‘village’ was working on the roof. Honestly, it sounded like a herd of elephants tap dancing on the roof. And I admit, it scared me the first couple of times when they sent the shingles up the ladder and dropped them on the roof… or when they scraped all of the old roof off into the dumpster thingy… or when they pulled up all of the old decking and then replaced it. I might have squealed a couple of times and ran to my room… but I wasn’t scared. I’m a big pig. Now the purr things – that’s another story. They were scared. They went straight to mom/dad’s room and hung out under the bed all day. I think I saw them come out maybe a couple of times while the work was taking place.
But it was a long day. In fact, when mommy came home, daddy actually told her ‘he’ had a headache. I found this strange because mommy is usually the one telling daddy that. Daddy said he especially had a headache when he coughed up the checkbook again for the final payment. Poor daddy.
But doesn’t it look fantastic? And mom, she’s already talking about siding around the front eaves of the house, taking down the Mickey Mouses (oh no!) and doing the sides with siding. Daddy just rolled his eyes and gave her the checkbook. Isn’t he trained? snorts.
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