I think I told you before our vacation that we were looking forward to a huge roofing project upon our return. The shingles on our home were never done properly, in fact, they were stapled instead of nailed! Then every time the wind blew, the shingles would come off in bunches.
Gamer was getting pretty tired of climbing up to repair them.
With interest rates so low, we decided to take the plunge and refinance, pulling out enough extra equity to redo the roof. It took me almost three months to get the paperwork through and we managed to close just a few days before we left on vacation.
Then, because there was the big question mark about meeting the President, I asked them to hold the funds until we returned. I didn't think it would look very good to have a large deposit put into my account about the same time we were visiting the White House. Not that it ended up being a problem...
So early Monday morning, I was complaining about things to all of you (sorry about that!) when the banging started. I hollered to the Dog Walker, asking him what was going on upstairs. He told me he thought Prima Donna was getting in the shower. She had never made that much noise before.
About two minutes later it dawned on me...the roofers were tearing the shingles off my house! They hadn't even knocked on the door!
The pounding was driving us crazy so we took off for a couple of hours in the afternoon.
They worked all day, from 8:30 in the morning until past dark. And today we mostly have a new roof. There are a few things left for them to do, the gutters and the downspouts. And they flattened half my flowers and broke my rosebushes. Hopefully that is not a bad sign, although they assure me the shingles have a lifetime warranty.
|What do you think?|
I know I would.