Saturday, April 21, 2012

The Roof: Day 2

Today didn't exactly go as planned, which I've come to learn is status quo in the world of home renovations.  Brett's early morning Home Depot run took longer than he had hoped, Scout wasn't quite as willing to hang out on my back while I worked, the board repairs on the roof took considerably longer than Brett anticipated, our kitchen ceiling nearly came crashing down at the end of the day.  You know, the usual.

Our roof has a lot of sag to it, so Brett and Eric (a total champ for hanging in there.  He and B are still there working, and it's 8pm) were in the attic trying to jack up the roof, section by section.  I was cooking dinner, when I noticed a bunch of white powder on the floor.  Being the detective that I am, I quickly surmised that the ceiling had cracked...and that I better get out of the way.  Do you think that my house was getting back at me for calling it a "crack house"?  I think it was like, "Oh, I'll show you crack house, woman!"  Our ceiling didn't fall through, thankfully.  But nobody wanted to stand beneath it for extended periods of time.  So, I quickly finished up dinner, and swooped Scouty up and took her up to Nana & Papa's so that she could go to sleep (free of the loud noises that will surely be an accompaniment to the kitchen situation).  Who knew that today would hold THIS?!  Sheesh. 
 Brett and Eric were regrouping when I left.  I really hope the food gave them some inspiration.
Needless to say, the felt is not on our roof.  Tomorrow will be another busy day, I reckon!  My fingers are crossed that tomorrow goes smoother than today!  Pretttttty please?

Dear House,
I'm very sorry I called you a crack house.  I will never do it again.  Ever.


  1. Oh Dre....crack house. Literally. I was warned to read this without crying...and I barely made it through! My heart goes out to you, from one home owner to another! When we re roofed, Humboldt County decided to have one of its wettest and fiercest storms ever! Ha! Our stories involve blue tarps with holes in them! In 10 years this will be really funny!

  2. Oh my! That’s kinda unexpected. Accidents are expected when doing roof repairs, so you have to be a lot careful. This is one reason why it’s better to let professional roofers do the job. Anyway, I saw that your new roof looked great. Great job to both Brett and Eric!

  3. It's good that you didn't wait for your roof to collapse before giving it repairs. If you're unsure about its safety, then you could've hired roofers instead. All in all, if you're going to rate their work, what would it be?