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Monday, May 22, 2006

Spring?

Well, the sun has finally come out at Foggygates -but it's cold! This May we either have rain or chilly weather. I miss Spring. The rains of the last few weeks caught our roofers just as they were about to remove the gutters and replace the facia boards around the top of the house crown, but they hope to do that in the next few days. It's going to be quite an operation- because of the shape of the roofs, they can't get up there safely with ladders to remove the facia, so they are going to bring in one of those bucket trucks. It's going to be quite a sight for the neighbors, and I'll try to get some pictures.

8 comments:

catalyst said...

Wow! You seem to be doing a bit better than the rest of us, Colonel. Nice house.

Colonel Colonel said...

catalyst- thank the silly-hot Boston housing market; when you sell property close to Boston and buy property 2 hours west of Boston, this is what happens...

Colonel Colonel said...

oops! I mean, um, yeah!! That's what selling those old books'l get ya... uh huh. you bet!

Me Tarzan, that book!

Asta La Vista, hardcover!

Mike said...

Nice house Colonel, but I thini it would have to be a roofer's nightmare. On the other hand, it is also probably a Roofing Company owner's wet dream. Proving once again that age old adage, one man's nightmare is another man's wet dream.

Mike said...

Of course, I meant think...not thini. Jesus, this retardation is getting to me.

Colonel Colonel said...

gin-deprivation. The brain cells dry up...

Mike said...

That could explain a lot of things. Thanks for reminding me. I need to go re-charge.

Colonel Colonel said...

mike- re: your earlier post, yeah, roofers either love us or hate us. Some just get very quiet, and suddenly find other jobs they have to do that they forgot about.

Others break into a grin and start chortling. One was overheard on his cellphone at lunch booking a Carribean vacation.

The trick is to find a good "slate guy". Around here there are a lot of slate roofs, so it's not as hard as it sounds, but apparently the guy who kept this roof in shape for the last decade or so dropped dead last fall.

I blame Bush.