Happy Blogiversary to me!!
I'd like to report that the saga relating to the tree falling on our house last August was completely over and done - but it isn't. We have yet to be fully paid by the mortgage company - and the money in question was already paid to us by the insurance company, but we had to forward the check to the mortgage company and then they release the funds as soon as they are certain that the work has been done. At least, that is the way it is supposed to work. They hold the money for months, so that they can get interest from it before they release it back to the mortgagee. I think it is a sin and a shame, especially when they have done several inspections (including two that were termed final,) and they know that all the work is complete. We need to pay our contractors, but they are holding our money, and all correspondence seems to take 10 days or more to filter through their system. Our mortgage company - which will not be named here until we have received the final payment - can expect to be reported to the proper state authorities when it is over. Sheeesh.
I'd also like to report that my cold/virus/sinus infection is done - but no - that is hanging on too despite the Z-pack I took. I do feel better, but I'm not out of the woods yet, darn it all.