Sunday, August 27, 2006

Roof! Roof!

Yep, roofing and sweating and Gatorade, oh my!
Roofed the home of Herr and Frau Spetzman this weekend. I gotta tell ya, when my family decides to get something done, that's it. Those people know how to bust their humps. The shingles were off in an hour and a half. Three layers! Then the surprise...worn-out decking. Another step that wasn't expected, but they handled it. Had the decking on and ready for paper and shingles by the end of the first day. God gave us a beautiful weekend, no rain worries, and off we went on Sunday. Tim was greatly surprised at what little he will have to finish in the next few days. I don't mean to say we did all the work, tho. Tim's friend Craig and his dad were there bustin' it too, and when the shingles were coming off, Mike, a neighbor came and worked like a madman. Taylor, however, gets the "I can't believe a fifteen year old would work that hard" award.
I was the child-watcher and cooker, cuz Homie donna do laddahs. That's ok, I was in my element. Cooked enough food to last them the week! I had a great time playing pillow fight with Jacob--wore the boy out, and pretty much just helped out with what needed doing.
Only a couple of casualties, Jeffrey cut his hand with the shingle razor, and I sliced my thumb along with the carrots. Here's something to think about: How can a knife that is not sharp enough to cut a carrot slice halfway through a THUMBNAIL??? I know what Kandi is getting for Christmas.

11 comments:

Kandi said...

Yeah - y'all best be gettin' me some Band-aids. Or more gauze pads and duct tape, because Tim used up a bunch on the white trash bandage for Jeffrey. (Or would that be considered more "redneck" than "white trash"?)

Kelli said...

I'm gonna write to that Body for Life guy and tell him I've found a whole buncha new excercises for your calf and back muscles, boy! Oof!

Carla said...

Do tell.

kristi noser said...

Lift the shingles, throw them in the wheelbarrow, bend over and do it again 100 or so times!

Oh, and Kandi, I was talking about knives, not banjers.

Kelli said...

...and do all that shoveling and lifting and throwing on an incline! :)

Bill said...

I don't know that you are being very encouraging for someone who is facing the prospect of roofing in the very near future. Would precleaned and sliced carrots be enough to entice you?

kristi noser said...

absolutely. Just let me know when and where. I'll bring the fam!

Kandi said...

There's nothing wrong with my knives - I am chalking this up to operator error.

I still need Band-aids...my garage roof needs to be done, so I want to be prepared...

By the way, Bill - hire a professional to do it. Really. It's worth the cost.

kristi noser said...

ouch

Anonymous said...

kandi - Erin is your band-aid connection. 3M even makes a duct tape band-aid. Start sucking up.

Kristi - remember the all girl garage roofing project? That will teach a husband to run off to Korea. Re-roof the garage and sell the car.

kristi noser said...

That's right! I forgot about that! That was awesome.