Monday, October 27, 2008

Now what?!

We began taking down the add-on overhang that was to serve as a covered patio for previous owners. It was unattractive, leaking, and ultimately falling down anyway. I really thought this would be a fairly simple project (why? - I don't know...nothing about this house has been "simple" yet). Excuse the photo. This was taken pre-roof, pre-central heat and air, pre-move-in.
So, in keeping with true "money pit" form, the removal project has exposed more PO remuddling boo-boos.

When attaching said overhang to the house, POs decided to chop off parts of the original exposed rafter ends.
How do I fix this? My husband claims no one else will notice once it is painted. I notice though, and I hate it! There has to be something I can do. I have thought maybe a pergola that attaches to the ruined rafters might look okay. But again, I am at a loss...a loss for words and a loss for ideas.






17 comments:

Jenni said...

Oh....no.......I wish I new the answer....

Mc Allen said...

hmm, Im with you,It would bother me... but Im sure it will better painted... Or you could get on and look on the net for a quick fix?? ;) LA

Anonymous said...

Stucco House had the same problem with rafter tails and had hers repaired. Check out her blog from September:
http://stuccohouse.blogspot.com/2008/09/getting-tails-back-on.html

Jenni said...

like the new header.

Melinda said...

Thanks Jenni. It is all I have to do on this blog for now. Not much is going on restoration wise : (

Anonymous person - whoever you are, thank you so much for that link! I have read a little bit of their blog but I guess I missed that part.

Noah's Mommy said...

darn those P.O's...I hate when people take the easy/crappy way to do things....like affixing wall sconces with duct tape....I wish you much luck...but have no ideas to help....

Boybarian Dad said...

Melinda,
I've noticed your comments over at I Heart Faces and my wifes blog. I design homes for a living and have a few ideas on some remedies on your issue. Drop me an email and any other additional pictures so this doesn't get to lengthy.

Modern Mama Diana said...

Thanks so much for commenting on my Babysitting blog post. :) Hope you have a great weekend!!

WishTrish said...

Stopping over from SITS... love the blog. I've always wanted to do some restoring. Perhaps some day!

CIRCLE OF LIFE said...

oh no , i bet when it's painted it will blend in , I hear you sometimes these buildwers do a choopy job hoping to quickly finish a job and charge you double for it..

I know you will make it look nice..

umm maybe stop at your local home depo and ask one of the workers what they suggest

god luck

CIRCLE OF LIFE said...

the tears are flowing down my face thank you for you in depth comment you made me so excited about this, see i had the dslr canon and it is too frustrating to learn the iso and all the buttons wear I was told the d-90 is a slr and a bit easier ..all that color wow it is more then the canon the cano had a b&w but that was all that I found . the xsi was more diffulicut then the canon d 40 however they did not after reviewing all have that model in 3 stores that we went to and the man at best buy said get this xsi it is like the d 40 however

the man in the ritiz photography store say's different. may be when I learns every thing I can move up ect..

what lenes do you use?

thank you so much for your help so thisis a good model huh it just came out the man says it is the newest one..

CIRCLE OF LIFE said...

oh my aren't you great i'm going to get that camera today .
if you were a sales person it would be sold. but a sales person will never see me again or chances are the times I go in teh store they will be off duty but your better then that a 24 hour for life friend.

thank you so much for teh site and teh info .. it was great help in making me decide and what a hubby go you. god sure knew a good match for you .
lioke mine he saw the tears falling down my face with me not being able to get the motions of this camera and started packing it up for me no questions asked and said we are a nikon family now!

the tears were flowiong trying to hide them but emotions were not letting me.

he was right there and understanding and love and supportive.

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Shauna said...

I am new here! What a great blog :)

Laura said...

Oh my...well how about some masking tape and some gum? That's how I fix everything...oh wait maybe that explains the leak in my ceiling....:)

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

oh, sorry _ I got nothing!

Heidi said...

Hi Melinda, this is the first time I've stumbled upon this blog. Wow! How do you have time to do all that you do, blog about it on your other blog AND all of this!! You are an ALL-STAR!!

PS. Wish I had some advice for a fix, but i only work with glitter and paper... ;)

Life with Kaishon said...

I don't notice.