After 34 years of marriage Frank was finally able to get Kerry to admit to being wrong. It is a day of celebration! Kerry even did it on video.
We got busy yesterday and forgot to post. We had to prep the roof for the rain that was forecast. It shouldn’t leak. Even if it leaks a little it will still be an improvement. We hope to get the top flat roof done soon. That will be a big milestone.
We finally got the hole covered back up. It will be a lot easier to slate this area now that there is actually wood to nail to. =) Kerry now has to start handing slate tiles down from the top of the roof instead of out the little hole we left in the roof. This is slow going. We are going to have to figure out a better way to stay on the roof while we are working.
See if you can tell by the new pictures where Frank stopped tearing off slate and replacing it. (hint: follow the rivulets of tar that ran down the roof) Of course, this area will need to be replaced but, there are more pressing things to work on since this is not leaking at the moment. We had to take a little more slate off in order to finish up the valley flashing. In for a penny, in for a pound.
This week’s video finishes up the corner we have been working on. There is a before/after video that shows how different it looks now. We think it looks better. At the end we celebrate the kittens first year with us. We put in the offer on the Mooreland House just over a year ago and are closing in on the one year anniversary of when we got her.
Did anyone lose a bottle of Wild Turkey near the Mooreland House? We saw one on the front walkway the other day on one of the security cameras.
Even though it snowed on Tuesday night, spring is still here in Kentucky. Kerry, the groundskeeper, mowed the Mooreland House yard for the second time already. The before/after effect isn’t nearly as drastic when the lawn is cut frequently. This is part of the upkeep of the Mooreland House so we like to share the pictures with our extended Mooreland House family. =)
Kerry got some interesting shots of Frank while he was working on the roof. These shots show the scale of how much slate there is on the Mooreland House and how big the roof is. Once we get to the back of the house it should go more quickly because we won’t be don’t so much cutting of the slate because we will have straight runs for a while.
For those of you who follow this blog, you already know we completed the brick corner that holds up the valley rafter. Kerry is catching up on the videos and we now have the video of the completion of that corner. It looks rough as it is going together but it shapes up before it is done. =)
We got another few rows of slate back on the roof. It goes pretty slow when you have to go under trim and make sure it is flashed correctly. This is to the point now that we have to start using the ladder to get higher up the roof. Standing on the box gutter just isn’t high enough anymore. Make sure you notice that there is a safety rope that Frank is tied into with a harness on. Safety first!