What a view, too bad that was my only glimpse of it.
I just want to say this, things haven’t been going that great.
I went to the cabin to finish extending the eves on one side, and roof that one side. Eves- Check! Roof- S&@t, not done.
Things went great doing the eves. And that was where I should have stopped. I rapped that up about 1 PM on Saturday, and it was blazing hot.
But no, like a fool I carried on with the plan. Oops.
Well if these were your shingles you would too.
So now I’m tearing 2 layers of old shingles off in 90 degree heat. Lotsa water!!!
That’s just half the shingles. It was too dark to get a shot of the whole pile.
So now it’s 5PM and I have no shingles on half the roof. Crapamundo!
So, I tarped it up. The roof is now blue. God willing, there will be no rain for 2 days. I’m heading back up there tomorrow morning to finish. Might as well have worked out this way. I only got half the drip edge I needed. I was really an idiot savant this weekend. Thank goodness my boss owns the cabin, so she’s willing to let me have the day off to finish.
All in all, when you’re roofing and you don’t get hurt that is a good roofing job. Every bone and muscle in my body aches however. Carrying bundles of shingles that weigh in at almost 90 or 100 pounds per, can’t help. 22 bundles, 1900 pounds, and only half of the new ones are up on the roof. But all the old ones are on the ground. Arrrrgggghhh. I should of hired someone.
Word to the wise, you can’t roof alone in a weekend. Go out and buy all the tools you can. Good ones, even ones you don’t know that you need. Just go to Home Depot or Sears and get one of everything. Get enough tar paper and drip edge for everywhere!!!! Bring lots of water, and drink til you can’t drink no more. And then, before you start, hire a contractor.
Other than that, Thanks Swiftee for taking on the Euro trash, and it seems Eva might be back at RF. Goes unsaid since I did chat with Bachmann last week.
That is all for now. I’ll check in some time soon.