Life On and Off an Acreage

In-sights into moving from an Acreage back to Town, plus a few things I find of interest.

Two things that horses are scared about:

1. Things that move
2. Things that don't move

April 13, 2014

It Never Stops!

Just when you think you have it made, you remember the shed with its very old shingles. A high wind the other day stripped a few off allowing rain (if we ever get any) to enter the shed.

 Looking at the neighbors sheds and roofs, it appears that dark colours are a no no. There are a lot of roofs in the neighborhood looking almost as bad as this.
 The new shingles are a two tone grey and seem to last better in the hood. The week spots were re-enforced with triple lays and tar paper was put down first. The hardware guy said not putting down tar paper is a mistake  a lot of people make, particularly on sheds.
 Hopefully, the shingles will last for many years.
Normally, shingling a shed this size would take me about 4 hours. This one took me 12, mainly due to the condition of my back. The back fusion is set for the end of the month. It would appear that the sooner the better.

I have a lot of work to do before then as the Doc said I will be useless lifting etc. for 2 to 6 months. I figure on allowing 2 to 4 days. Elaine calls me a stubborn old f*rt! She is currently on the way to Israel for 12 days.
Lots of time to get some work done without somebody saying that I shouldn't be doing that! :-}

6 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

1. great job on the shed roof!
2. yay for elaine!!! trip of a lifetime!
3. hooray for having your back surgery scheduled!
4. DO be careful. please!

Michelle said...

Do be careful with all of your jobs! I do hope the surgery goes well for you. I am sure you will be glad to get it done!

peihome said...

IAN! I can't believe you shingled the shed with your back. I think you better revise your 2-4 day recovery time estimate, lol. You take care of yourself and let yourself HEAL!
Yay for Elaine. If she takes lots of pictures, I'd love to see them - maybe post them here? Hint, hint...

Montanagirl said...

I really like the color of your new shingles. Wow, Elaine's going to Israel? That's wonderful. Go easy on your back.

Alica said...

Looks like you did a great job on the shed roof! You're right...it never stops. I'm glad Elaine is enjoying her trip of a lifetime...and I hope your surgery goes well. Better listen to those doctors!! :)

luckybunny said...

Wishing you much luck with your surgery and also that you behave afterwards! (one of those do as I say, not as I do things) and I'm also so glad to hear Elaine is off to Israel, that's wonderful!