Thursday, 27 October 2016

Wow, what a job!

After Al & Wayne put up the rafters, it was back to just the two of us to work on the roof. And wow, what a job it is! Between the steep pitch and crazy height of the roof, there’s a LOT of ground to cover.

First step is the sheathing. A few weeks ago, we set up scaffolding along the ocean side of the house and got to work. Seeing as I still can’t go any higher than the floor of the second storey, it’s all Brian to nail on the sheathing. My job is to measure each strip, cut each strip with the chop saw, and pass each strip up to Brian. The higher we got, the more challenging the passing up part got.

It’s a loooooonnnnnggggg way to the top! But we’ve gotta start somewhere… not a bad start for the first day.


beginning of roof

Brian surveying our work. Well, OK, mostly his work!

brian working on roof

We couldn’t work on the roof every day – we had some rainy days and some really windy days – but we gradually made our way higher and higher…

roof sheathing water side

roof sheathing water side

A while back I stepped on my crazy ‘70s disco safety glasses and resorted to wearing my sunglasses for eye safety. Then one day I forgot my sunglasses, so ended up wearing these even crazier red safety goggles.



My whole world was red for that day!


Now I’ve got these new cool safety goggles :-)


But back to the roof – each day we worked on it got us closer to the top….


roof sheathing front

roof sheating front

Almost there!

Roof and wall sheathing

Last strip of sheathing going on…

last piece



Now we just have to put on the roof membrane and the shingles, and then so the while thing all over again on the other side of the roof. GAK!

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  1. You are much braver than I am! Great job!

    1. Braver or crazier? ;-) The sad thing is that we have another whole side to do, and it's way more complicated than this side. EEK!