Wow! It's been a whirlwind week here once again.
We had a deadly round of storms blow through the St. Louis area several weeks back, and, fortunately, the house (with its brand-new roof) was spared. However, the plant wasn't so lucky. Looking back at the security footage, it's amazing that nobody was hurt as baseball-sized hail quite literally tore the place to pieces. Who knew that hail could go through a tin roof?
The last few days have been a frantic blur as we've performed hasty repairs, documented damage, gathered bids, and dealt with insurance claims. All fun stuff, for sure.
With so much to write about and so, so, so little time, I'm gonna clear out the backlog and tie up a few loose ends. So, I'll be covering some of the mid-mod items that you might have seen in the background on other posts, but which haven't received a proper write-up of their own.
Recognize this guy (that outdated living room shot makes me realize just how much has changed around here lately)?
Yep, that's another Artisan House by Curtis Jeré sculpture/wall decoration. I find some of the Jeré stuff kinda tacky, but LOVE the seagull series. That man, or rather those two men, Curtis Freiler and Jerry Fels, for whom Curtis Jeré was a shared pseudonym, really did have a strange affection for seagulls.
This appears to be a fairly common modification though and I've seen several like it. Perhaps seagull themed decor went out of vogue?
I'm sorta glad they did. With the Birds in Flight up on the dining room wall, it would have been a little too much seagull action for me. I'm not trying to run a brass wildlife reserve here.