Friday, June 12, 2015

Making Hay While the Sun Shines...

The last few days I have been doing a re-roof of the highest building. Time was right and I had help from my neighbor who is a lot younger than me.

The roof was in sad shape. I set up the truck to toss the old shingles. In their day the inter locking style was popular but they didn't pass the test of time. When we went to the dump the waste weighted 807 kilos. Milton (the truck) was loaded for bear.

Putting the roof back together required re-sheeting one side. I went out and bought fall arrest gear for working on the edge. The bottom few courses I hand nailed then used a rented roofing nail gun. It is a great feeling having this job done all, the other roofs are single story.

I put the Owl out, lots of Bees, Humming birds and Butterflies enjoying natures bounty.

Last piece of firewood to cut,  champion and 
(centre) the guardian (Old Scout)
Here is wishes that everyone takes the time to smell the flowers!


Thank you Jody @ Rooted in Thyme for featuring my last post on your blog.


  1. You been doing some hard work. However, it is nice to stop and smell the roses.

  2. You have been busy.
    Must feel good to get it all done.

  3. You have been busy! I know the roof had to be hard work. Love the flowers and pretty hummer. Enjoy your day and have a happy week ahead!

  4. Hi Rob,

    You even tackle the roof? Wow, you ARE A HANDYMAN. Thanks for linking in today.

    Happy Blue Monday!

  5. Hard work, but isn't it nice when it is done! Enjoy the flowers ....

  6. That is quite a job and feels so good when I finish big jobs....the garden is showing its bounty in flora and fauna!

  7. Admirable that you would tackle the roof yourself, even with the help of a young neighbour - looks good!
    I love this time of year with the birds, butterflies and blooms.
    Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday Rob.

  8. Fixing a roof is a big job. Glad you got it done. There's so much going on in nature at this time of year that it's positively dizzying.

  9. That is a tough job glad you had some pretty flowers in your sight. We recently had a new roof put up. Those interlocking shingles are no longer used. Our new roof looks good and it matches the garage which is detached. Lots of hard work in roofing. Glad you had some help. Enjoy your week.

  10. Roofing is a hard job!! Louis Dean roofed his house back in 2008 and I was amazed! He was only 71 years old! No more roofing for him, though!
    Good job, Rob!!!


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