Saturday, October 25, 2008

And it Begins...

Phase I of our roof project began at the end of this week. It been on "the list" for many years but this was the last straw...

leaking into the girls' room that was just completed in June. Its hard to see in this picture, but there is also a 30-gallon bucket in the middle of the room. Avery started asking to sleep in the guest room every time it rained...it was time.

Yes, there is a person up there...my husband. He is Mr. Safety, but I still did extra praying!
The stripping day was hard...multiple layers of shingles as well as rotting cedar shingles, making for lots of dust. When Shaun and Nathan came in for lunch they looked like the chimney sweeps in Mary Poppins.
And it left a mess for the clean-up crew.
Fortunately, I had some good help...
Actually, our friend Eric came by and donated a day and totally bailed me out!
Could. Not. have done it without all the days and hours Shaun's brother Nathan gave us. He is fairly comfortable up that high so that's where he stayed. On one of his nine hour days he came down only one time and that was to eat lunch.

Our brother-in-law Colombo came today and quickly joined Nathan at the top because he is somewhat fearless also. They worked for most of the afternoon in whipping wind, and the last hour and a half was also dark and raining.

There is so, SO much more work to be done, but today I am so thankful for good friends and family who are willing to give of their time and talents to be a blessing to our family. My heart is full of gratitude and now Avery can rest peacefully in her own room.


5 comments:

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

What a project! Especially on a blustery day. So glad Avery can sleep safe and sound (and dry!) in her room now.

Jules from "The Roost" said...

That was so wonderful for them to help you!!! What would we do without good friends and family! I know you are thankful and so is Avery. Great picture at the end :)

Living Balanced said...

That is quite a project. I don't know how I would ever make it without friends or family. What a blessing.

Heather of the EO said...

What a lot of work! But yes, so good to have helpful friends and family.

Great pictures! :)

You could not get me on that roof, even if you dangled a million dollars from the chimney. YIKES.

Definitely, Maybe... said...

That looks like one fun project... it's always great to have family to help out!
Homes like yours are few and far between, where we live... your home looks amazing... i love it!