Friday, September 19, 2008

Umm... Guys? Really?

You’re sure it’s going to look better in just a little while?

This is the view from our driveway, of the dooryard outside our kitchen.

Our wonderful roofers assure us, that while this looks much worse than during any other phase of this huge roofing job, it’s really going to be O.K.

What you see is the old kitchen roof which consisted of cedar shakes and a couple of layers of very old asphalt shingles. All of that is lying on a tarp, which is on top of our lawn, a back walkway, a bulkhead and our poor hosta, ivy and euonymus plants.

But it’s all going to be better in just a little while.

Then come the painters.
Oh my!


Claudia Snell said...

wow - that's messy. I had windows redone once and that made quite a mess like this too. That one was both inside and outside the house though :-(

They did clean up nice though.When they get done, you'll never know they were there.

dancingmorganmouse said...

Tradies aren't known for their tidy ways. Pity, but I'm sure all will be wonderful in the end.

Pink Granite said...

Hi Claudia -
Oh dear!
We need all new windows as well!
Thanks for the reassurance!
- Lee

Hi DMM -
We left the house this afternoon with the guys still hammering away.
When we returned home the area was transformed! The roof still needs to be finished, but we have clean and clear access and egress to the kitchen once again!
- Lee

Papamoka said...

What was that quote from the contractor in "The Money Pit" when Tom Hanks kept asking how soon they would be done?

"Two Weeks!"

Good luck with your home repairs and renovations.

Pink Granite said...

Hey Papamoka -
You can be sure if anyone gives us an estimate of "two weeks" my heart will begin palpitating!
Thanks for the good wishes!
- Lee

Anonymous said...

Hope it got better AHH Carrie

Pink Granite said...

Hi Carrie -
It was noisy and messy, but all's well on the roof front now!
- Lee