The termites are gone, they have been sprayed into oblivion, but for several weeks now I have been living with a largish square hole in the wall of my basement. With the arrival of colder weather, the hole has proved to be quite a disadvantage as we are now heating the ground under the house.
DH has also been leaving the basement bathroom window open about six inches when he showers, too, because we don’t have a fan and we are growing nice mold cultures. In short the basement is cold, moldy and full of holes.
This weekend DSs brothers came to repair the hole.
They came and did the work for free, out of the goodness of their hearts, or because they wanted to leave town for a couple of days or something.
You get what you pay for.
The hole is now covered with drywall. The crown molding has been replaced. By the way, miter cuts are not easy, not easy at all. Now all we have to do is mud and sand, mud and sand, mud and sand for a week or so before we prime, paint and clean sawdust out of everything in the basement.
Did I mention my computer, laundry, and scrap room are in the basement?
I am so over this termite business.