After working so very hard to get the roof sheathing on, we started working on the actual roofing. Tom got started on it before we hired a contractor, and then our roofers came in and whipped the sucker out in only three days – and they were three half days at that! Iggy and Carmen were our roofers, and on Sunday, Carmen’s wife came to help, too. Carmen is very quiet and doesn’t talk much. Iggy doesn’t ever NOT talk. If he wasn’t talking to one of us, he was talking to carmen, and if he wasn’t talking to Carmen, he was talking on his cell phone. He was hilarious!
So, now that the roofing is done, our house looks really different, and I love the color we picked out – it’s called Midnight Black, but it’s more like a mottled gray. It is going to really look sharp once we have the siding up!
So – funny story – this is the vent stack hole in the roof. I showed the pictures to the girls and Reagan asked me what it was. When I explained that it was where all the excess gasses exit out of the house, she said, “Oh, so that’s how our house farts?”. I think I managed to tell her yes before I wet my pants laughing.
And, just so you have a VERY good idea how steep and tall our house is, take a look at these pictures. This is my dad on the roof above the dining room and the roof above Harley’s room. Those little tiny things down there are the blocks for the retaining wall, and you can see the actual retaining wall behind them. I was standing at the peak of this roofline when I took these two pictures. It is crazy steep, and I’m amazed I actually got up and crawled around on all that!
I’m getting goosebumps just thinking about going up on the roof.