After 160 years, my old girl got a new hat.
Now, it might not have been the hat some of you would have chosen. But it is a new hat, that doesn’t leak and makes my insurance company happy and met my budget. So, therefore, peanut gallery…hush.
On this past Monday, all hands were on deck from the most wonderful roofing company ever. They started really early and I was shocked at how fast the progress went.
I was very sad to see the slate go. But no worries, they were able to save me quite a few pieces and I plan on doing something wonderful with them. Once again, peanut gallery…the slate was literally was at a point where it was crumbling before it was even came off the roof.
Also, if I win the Powerball, I will have a slate roof put back on ASAP.
Out of all of the slate on the roof, this was my favorite side. No idea why, but this was the only portion of the entire main roof that had this slate on it in this style. It’s also a great picture, because that chimney and lightening rod are gone now too!
The big start!
This was one of the coolest things I learned through the process. How when they built the house how they laid the planking for the roof. Overall everything was in really good shape under the slate! ALWAYS GOOD NEWS!
I was like a kid in a candy store watching all the fun progress throughout the first day! I gave the driver a lot of credit, he backed up the really steep driveway on my very busy road!
This was the morning of Day 2, you can see the main roof is finished! I can’t lie, putting the accent strip in was a big debate. But now that it’s done, I LOVE it! It’s just enough of a throwback to how the slate had a pattern in it. Also, my roofer, “A”, was kind enough to point out that they were even going to make sure they were the same all the way around.
By the end of Day 2, all of the work was done. The laundry room on the back also has a new roof (including it’s own sexy little strip that you can only see from the door in the hallway upstairs) and the biggest change was the front porch that magically disappeared.
Peanut gallery…it will be restored…and this time correctly…and hopefully on both sides!
So, all in all, another big week around here.
My first day with kiddos is next Wednesday and the big goal is to have the windows 100% done before that point. I can’t say how thrilled I am that I hadn’t just finished and cleaned all of those windows before they took the slate off. I would have cried watching all of the dust float all over my clean windows. So, now scrap and clean and finish up windows and the big projects for 2017 will be done!!
Peace out peeps.