Here is where we are in the renovation as of this afternoon. New roof, completed porch, nearly all railing done, shutters on front of house, door painted. Still need gutters, windows and wood trim wrapped with vinyl, some trellis work along ramp and step, but hey its almost done! On to the sides and back.
And finally, just to add to all the fun in our neighborhood, we have been invaded by Cicada bugs. They only come out from underground every 13 years and they make a terrible racket. According to Wikipedia, the noise they make is their mating "music" and once the female lays her 200+ eggs, the little Cicadas drop to the ground, burrow their way underground and don't reappear until thirteen years later when they take on this lovely appearance. They actually come out of this skin and turn into soemthing totally different - check out Cathi's blog, Shakerwood Primitives, to see what the Cicada looks like after it sheds its shell.
That's all my news for today. Lets say a prayer for the folks in Alabama, Virginia and along the Mississippi River. We are being threatened with another hail storm tonight, but that is nothing compared to the raging flood waters along the Mississippi and the devasting tornados that Alabama and Virginia endured.