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Roof Repairs Day 1 – January 31, 2012

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The new roof covered in roofing paper.

Remodeling a house is never an easy project but it sure helps when you have people who know what they are doing. We are working with a contractor by the name of Doug, who is just wonderful. He brought two other people along with him who were – obviously – experienced roofers. Our neighbor, Danny, also came over to help move materials and do some light clean-up work. With both Jerry and I outside working, things moved along a lot faster than anyone thought they might. In fact, at the end of the day yesterday – after just working the one day – the roof structure was up and the roofing paper was on.

The new roof area divided into three distinct sections.

When we started the project I told them I wanted a vaulted ceiling in my office. As the day went along and they continued to frame the room up, it became clear that the area was large enough to make a small room. I was still pretty set on having a vaulted ceiling, but Jerry convinced me another room would be nice. He wanted a storage area over his office area, which he will get – and there was a small area over the laundry room that will work perfectly for storing smaller items. The room will be home to my floor loom, spinning wheels, sewing machine, fiber and material. I think it will be perfect.

The roofers are back – bright and early this morning – ready to complete the project they started yesterday. Jerry must dig out two windows so there is natural light up there. One of the windows will eventually look directly into the large greenhouse. The other one will look out over the driveway. A small staircase must be installed at the back of my office to allow easy access to the upper area as well. The area under the staircase will allow for more storage. I can’t wait for this project to be complete so I can use these rooms!

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