Monday, May 19, 2008
This Old House Gets A New Roof
Friday May 16th, the work began with Al and Matt (16 year old step son of our carpenter) up on the roof tearing off the old tin and me on the ground picking up and hauling off what they threw down.
Work progressed nicely but it was beginning to get warm.
And there goes the old porch! We will replace it soon with an expanded version.
Saturday John, our friend and carpenter, was there to help and things went quickly despite the weather heating up to 85. Thank heavens the wind kept itself down to a mild breeze, handling those huge sheets of propanel is impossible in the wind! We all worked until 8:30 and then I cooked brats and burgers with all the usual sides for the hungry crew.
Sunday all that was left to do was some minor stuff on the main roof and all of the back section which had some really bad spots that needed replacing before the propanel could go up. John found "treasure" in one area....a child's shirt and bib overalls! Had us all wondering if we were going to find the remains of the kid too!:0
John had predicted that we would be done by 2:00 so I gave him the benefit of the doubt and didn't put the pork loin roast on the grill until 1:00. As it turned out I should have waited until 4:00! For some reason things went very slowly all afternoon but the roof is finally on except for a couple trim pieces and it looks great!
I will post an "after" pic in the next post....for some unexplained reason Blogger will only let me put 5 pictures up at a time. There has to be a way to post more but so far I haven't been able to figure it out. :(