Tuesday, June 8, 2010

It's a nut house here

I hardly know what day it is ... or date ... or time of day!

I don't know if you've figured out that I'm a senior on a limited income (under $1000), but, yes I am. With all the years I have worked and paid taxes I figured there must be a bit of help out there for me to get my house a little easier to live in. I applied for the SNAP program (food stamps) and was approved. I applied to the PUC for help with base phone charges and was approved. I applied for winter heating help and was approved. I applied for weatherization and was put on a waiting list.

The waiting list ended for me at the end of April. Due to my income and age, I was approved for help. I was now on a waiting list to have an inspector come out to see what help my house needed to make it comfortable in the winter without costing me an arm and leg. To make it short; an inspection took place in the middle of May and then the pace sped up. Fast!

My friends and I had plans to go camping over Memorial Day weekend, but first - - Tuesday before our trip, the contractor and crew came out and laid a vapor barrier under the house and hung insulation under there too! Wednesday they came back and overlaid my roof. In the mean time, I'm getting the camper ready for the trip. We left Thursday morning, had a wonderful time. Relaxed for four days. On our return (I had to have help) we moved all the furniture away from the walls so another crew could - - - - install WINDOWS!!!! Woo Hoo!!! I had old single pane aluminum windows that were bent and skewed. My new windows are Vinyl clad, dual pane with Argon gas between them!!! They are also tinted. It has really made a difference in the noise level too.

I am so grateful for these programs that have helped me be more comfortable in my home. If you or someone you know need help, please contact me and I will give the names of the agencies that helped me.

It has been a week now since the windows were installed and my house still looks like someone picked up my house and shook it. I had a few cat stains (UGH!) that I wanted to clean before moving the furniture back into place. I used the vinegar & water and baking soda, hydrogen peroxide & Dawn dish soap to clean it up. It has worked, but the carpet is still wet and I don't want to put furniture back on a damp carpet. I sort of feel like I'm moving - stuff all over the place....

I will take pictures after I finish putting things back. You will love it.
Good things do happen to people!

Hugs to all


K-Falls Farmgirl Cheryl said...

Good for you! Glad there are programs for those who need it. I am happy for you. Can't wait to see all the pictures you will show of your new Place. Congratulations!

Ravenhill said...

Oh, this is wonderful to hear that you are getting such warming upgrades on your home. Living in a cold place I know how it is, in the winter keeping warm is key. How great you are going to be well-insulated come next winter and you will be snug and warm!
hugs from emily

Mary said...

Hey, that's great you are getting your home more liveable. It's been cold this spring too! I am over on the north side of town, and on blogger. Visit my blog and leave a comment if you care to.

Paula said...

So cool! I'm so happy for you and glad that all of that came together for you. Can't wait to see the pictures!