April 28, 2006

The Roof, Day 2

So the first wave of roofers yesterday, the ones I was so excited about, were just the delivery guys. They dropped off the bundles of shingles and then left, leaving me wondering if anybody was going to come back and actually get started on the roof. It wasn’t until 1:30 in the afternoon that the installers finally showed up, and of course they quit right at 5:00, so they got a grand total of three and a half hours of work in. The first half hour of which they spent farting around on the ground, so they didn’t actually go up on the roof until 2:00.

The old shingles littering the backyard.

That’s why they only finished about a quarter of the job yesterday. They stripped the old shingles off the back side of the house, and put down the new tar paper. Then they left. They didn’t put any new shingles in the back, and they didn’t even touch the front half of the house. Just a little bit of tar paper, then they were gone. At this rate, it seemed like it would take an entire week for them to finish the job.

New tar paper on the back half of the house.

But this morning they showed up at 9:00 am, so I guess if they get a solid 8 hours of work in today they’ll actually have it finished before the weekend starts. Which is good, because we’ve got thunderstorms forecasted for tomorrow, and the last time we had a “thunderstorm” here, just last week, it ended up raining all night and into the next morning. I definitely don’t want to go through that without a roof.

The front of the house was untouched.

So let’s hope the finish today, eh?

Hard at work.

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