The roofing project has started. We're doing it in stages . . . primarily because the weather this summer has not provided many consecutive days of dry weather. Seems we have a small window of good weather this week so we're taking advantage of it.
Today the shingles were torn off the part of the roof we're starting on. Different areas need to be done, but not all will be attacked this year. Think of it as working on the installment plan.
Long ago, hubby built this box that can be put on the flat bed trailer for hauling gravel. Now it's proving to be handy for containing the old shingles and associated debris that we'll haul to the dump. And have to unload by hand. Ooof.
Heavy, dirty work ripping off the old stuff right down to the plywood.
Invaluable, professional builder and good friend, B, is on this job with us. She complained today that the only reason we hired her was so she could do all the hard work! (Please don't tell her I captured this shot of her . . . she'll kill me.)
Tomorrow the underlayment of Ice and Water (a waterproof barrier used instead of felt paper) will go on, and then we'll wait for another stretch of dry weather to do the shingling.
Progress. It's all progress!
An old woman with no regrets
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