Monday, November 7, 2005

That Was Then; This Is Now - or- Up on the Roof!

Your Monday Photo Shoot: Do "Before and After" photos on any subject you like. The idea is to show change over a bit of time. Some easy ideas would be haircuts, cleaned-up rooms, kittens growing up into cats, and etc. And yes, this means you can dip into your collection of old photos (they certainly qualify as "before"). 


This was our roof as of 7/19/05.  Doesn't look bad, does it?  But the monsoon storms, like the one threatening here, proved otherwise.  We had leaks!  John patched 'em, but the appraiser, a roofer, and the bank said we had to replace the roof.

Noonish, the first day

Lunchtime, 10/31/05.  All the old shingles were gone (actually, a lot of them were still on the ground at that point), and the tar was hot and ready to go.

Late afternoon, 10/31/05.  I think.

Late afternoon, 10/31/05.  The job was half done, seemingly.

11/1/05, noonish

Lunchtime, 11/1/05.  They left the roof a mess! 

11/1/05, still noonish.

Still lunchtime, 11/1/05.   It looked exactly the same late that afternoon.
The roofers finished the job Wednesday morning, 11/2/05.

11/7/05, late afternoon.

Late afternoon, 11/7/05.  Except for the weather, it doesn't look much different from when we started!


But here's one difference.  The old, disused roof antenna is now sitting in the back yard.  Also, the phone line in to my office doesn't work now, but I don't know whether that was caused by the roofers, the mice, or the fact that it's a thirty-five year-old phone line!


P.S.  In other news, Black Rose Kate is gone. More later.


ryanagi said...

I love the look of your house. It's not at ALL the type you see around here. Do my eyes play tricks...or did the house have a garage at one time but the opening was bricked over? Brick. Interesting choice for creating a new wall. Makes me wonder if all that brick in the front was there before the garage project, or if it's an addition that was done at the same time. That's a hell of a lot of masonry work.

demandnlilchit said...

the sky sure looked ominous in that first shot, such a pretty color but oh the damage that it can cause. I remember when we re-roofed our money pit, I told the guys what ever you find up there during the tear off, don't tell me, save it all for DH! All's I heard that day is WTF? and What the hell! and can you believe this?? I had to keep telling them, shush! Keep it to yourself and just fix it! lol

mariebm56 said...

That is an amazing the dark stormy skys...really cool, but glad I wasn't there at that moment.