Over the last few weeks, I’ve been trying to prepare for Labor Day weekend, when I’m going to re-roof my house. My family is coming down, and some friends have offered to help as well, so hopefully things will go well. Last fall, during a windstorm, a chunk of the roof came off. It was cold work, but my brother Jeff and I repaired the damage. The roof needs replaced so that that doesn’t happen again this fall/winter.

It’s a very nerve-wracking sort of thing for me. When I was a teenager, I helped family and friends do roofing jobs quite a bit, but I was never responsible for gathering all the materials, having the dumpster ready, lining up people to help,etc. There is a lot of preparation to do ahead of time in order to make things happen properly when all the help is available. I can see why people are willing to pay so much to have it done for them by a contractor.

Anyway, I’m looking forward to having it finished. Hopefully it will be an enjoyable time to spend with family and friends, and no one will get hurt. I’ll post some pictures once things start happening. Pray that it doesn’t rain while my roof is nekkid! (:

  1. Wow! That beats our fireplace re-covering. Our house may be full of “improvement” projects, but at least we haven’t had to tackle anything that large yet. Hopefully all goes well for you.

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