Tuesday, June 4, 2013

What is Going on

at Rancho Vanilla?








Woke up Monday morning to the sound of pecking and scraping with occasional thumps.  Following a wet week that delayed the proposed start of the job, the morning was sunny, the  skies blue with puffy little nonthreatening clouds floating leisurely along.  Troy and his crew struck at once and put in a productive day.  They will be back this morning, probably again while I am still asleep, a condition that I am sure will be altered precipitously once the crew is on the premises!

12 comments:

Vee said...

Things do eventually wear out. At least that is not a picture of you doing the work. I have a picture of Dad on our roof when we lived on Monument Street, but he was apparently just fixing something, His trip to the rooftop was in a suit and tie.

vanilla said...

I've done some roofing-- long ago.

Dad was forty years younger than I am now when we lived on Monument Street.
However, I did catch him on the roof in Frankfort. He was trying to seal a leak around a vent. He was probably 85 at the time.

Shelly said...

A tight, snug roof is one of life's blessings. I hope you all don't lose too much sleep before it's all done, though~

Grace said...

A new roof is a good thing - if done well. I can sympathize with the early morning noise - we've been beaten into blithering idiocy for something like 2 months now - every time we think the end is in sight - we are wrong.

Secondary Roads said...

Up on the rooftop,
workmen's boots
Vanilla wants to sleep,
they don't give two hoots.

vanilla said...

Shelly, a roof is a blessing. So thankful we can do this.

Grace, I hope the noise in your complex abates soonest. We have excellent workmen. Troy did my roof on a previous residence. Excellent.

Chuck, thank you for the verse
the noise of tromping could be worse; it could start at four instead of eight. Perhaps I don't need to sleep so late. (But I like it.)

Lin said...

I like Chuck's comment. He's so witty.

Roofers make so much noise. Ugh. Feels like the whole house is shaking. Hope they are done quickly.

vanilla said...

Lin, this crew makes surprisingly little racket. One ground-man, one up-top assistant and one man installing shingles. The noisiest part is removal of old stuff, and that's not bad.

Vee said...

Your response reminded me that today I got a lecture from number two son about staying off of ladders. He reminded me that he is a phone call away. (I knew I was too old to move.)

vanilla said...

Vee, staying off ladders-- and rooftops-- is a totally smart thing for you. Listen to your son. :-)

Sharkbytes said...

Ah- a big project, and one that needs to happen here.

vanilla said...

Shark, it was a big project, but beautifully completed and paid for, thanks be to God. I would be really, really old if I outlived this roof!