Thursday, August 26, 2010

The witch is dead and the roof if done, yyyeeeehhhhaaaa!!!!!!!!!

Well things went off without a hitch. It was way more work than I had imagined but we pulled it off

Brother Dave, and good friends Star and Jen and I did it! I can never repay the debt I owe to them for helping with this.

brother dave is on the far left, Michelle and Tim friends who stopped by for a visit, Jen and Star

I rigged up some platic tubs in the back seat of the car so the dogs had as much space to lie down as possible. Worked quite well and they were a dream

they were so excited, not sure where were going but must be fun, right?

sad old roof, I went up and put a new tarp on the roof every two years for the last eight years, I have almost never driven up to the front without one. Although I see here there are two tarps. I remember the last time I put one up I was in a rush and didn't have the time to pull the old one off. It was quite interesting doing it alone but I just did one side at a time. That rear corner here is the worst, you are at the highest at that point.

we rented scaffolding, seemed like a better option to the tie off, besides there is no where to tie off

finally there are no more bits and pieces of the wood burning stove inside the house. this is what was in the cottage when I bought it as the only source of heat

everyone has a wood burning stove but this one was condemned and I never got around to replacing it. My parents bought me heat one year for my birthday, what a thoughful gift. I am now the proud owner of baseboard heating. No more crying on the couch in the winter because i'm so cold!

once they really dug in it wasn't all bad. The fir panelling was in quite good shape. the last two feet all around the house had to be cut out and replaced but the rest was just fine and pretty

that spot that Dave is at was what I thought a soft spot and I walked carefully around it. Turns out there was another chimney all cut out and ready but never used. I didn't even know it as they drywalled over it on the inside and just put roofing over it on the outside, not even a cap for it

well thats all for today, i'll need to do this in installments

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