Over our heads, Week 2

Day 7, Monday

Turns out the roofers did work Saturday (Week 1, Day 6), and managed to finish just about all of the back side of the roof.

Monday was the big push to finish. The job was taking longer than expected, and they still had a bit to do on the main house, all of the tin roofs to do, and the garage roof to finish. Surely too much for one day!

Day 8, Tuesday

Yep, as suspected, too much to finish on Monday. Today, the 2 key guys came back and finished up. What a big job — the fact that it took a team of professionals 7½ days makes spending all that money a bit more palatable. Plus we are pretty happy with the results (Mike gave it a B+, I gave it an A-. We were bummed the owner of the company didn’t come himself, as he did on our friends’ jobs).

From this…


To this…


From this…


To this…


And from this view out our bedroom window…


To this….


Here’s hoping we don’t have any more roof worries for the next 20 years.

Now, about that rotting soffit…


The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.
~ Robert Frost


  1. Facie said,

    Wednesday, November 11, 2009 at 8:27 pm

    The roof looks great. I might ask you to share the names of your people. We seriously need to replace ours. I just hope we don’t live to regret putting it off as we keep doing.

  2. WritingbyEar said,

    Thursday, November 12, 2009 at 10:05 am

    I understand about putting it off — we only finally did ours because we got a leak in the porch roof. We could have held off on the main roof, but it was pretty old (probably over 20 years), so could have failed at any time. It’s always hard to know the best thing to do.

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