Wednesday, July 30, 2008

in which we tear off a roof





(Steve doing the hot and sweaty work)
We bought a house that was built in 1865 and then gutted and rehabbed in 2001. Then painted purple just before we bought it.
The whole house, although old, is new. Except the garage, which is a little old shack attached to the north end of the house. We have seen a picture at the post office from 1895 showing a little wooden shack behind our house, then I think they moved it up and called it a garage.
Anyway, it is good enough for the lawnmower and bikes, but is slowly sliding to the north plus the roof isn't holding out the water. Steve here is a carpenter and his wife an architect and they are the ones who gutted then sold us the house 2 1/2 years ago. He is replacing the roof and will add columns under the garage to arrest the slide. I am so excited!!!!

4 comments:

kcinnova said...

Good thing you are fixing it, or soon your lawnmower and bikes will have migrated to Canada!

gary rith said...

oh, you said it, and it has been wet lately and things are getting bad!

Reb said...

Oh, nothing worse than a rotting roof!

Susan as herself said...

Wow---that is a huge project! Hope it works out and looks great.