Monday, August 8, 2011

Another Project Update

Mom and dad are hard at work every single day on the project.   We're not calling it the roof project any more because it's turned into so much more than just the roof!
This portion of the roof is done - new shingles, lead flashing and new freshly painted siding. 
The wood over the top of the shingles is dad's staging.  He's leaving it there to make it easier to access the larger portion of the roof that still needs to be shingled. 

The wall with Tyvek on it never had sheathing.  It was just clapboards over studs so dad ripped off all of the old clapboards and sheathed it with pine siding and he and mom are working on getting up new clapboards.  Dad was told that James Hardie siding is one of the best new products on the market and it lasts and lasts so dad got a good deal and that's what he's decided to use.
As you can see, we still have quite a ways to go.
Eventually, this siding will be painted white. 
When mom needs a break from construction, she glances down for some pretty color in the garden. 
The butterfly bushes have Swallowtail butterflies on them all the time! They are so beautiful!

Am I as beautiful as the butterflies, mom?
She says even more so!
Awwwwww  thank you, mom!
So until next time.............

Love ya lots,
Maggie

27 comments:

scotsmad said...

One job leads to another!

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

Penny and Patches said...

Maggie, you are, indeed, more beautiful than flowers! Your pawrents are always doing such cool projects! Our mom and dad used to do stuffs like that too! Our mom really misses it! Thanks for sharing YOURS with us! Have a great week!

Aire-hugs,
Penny & Patches

Mack said...

Your 'rents are always busy with an important project!
And as beautiful as that butterfly is, it can't compare with you Miss Maggie!

Sugars,
Mack

Gus said...

Miss Maggie: I thinks you are far more bootiful than the flutter bys. And I love the picture of all the flowers.

Gussie n teka

Thor and Jack said...

You are more beautiful than the butterflies, Maggie!

Thor and Jack

Jake of Florida said...

We think you are surely the beautifulest!!!!

(But your Dad is the braverest for tackling that roof job!!!)

Wirey love,

Jake and Just Harry

animal lover, quilt lover said...

I wish we could get heavy work done around the house. We need EVERYTHING!!!!!!!!!!
I am not going to hold my breath tho. This poor house will probably fall apart one day before anything gets done. No money, no energy, no time!!!
Your work looks professional. Very good!!
xx, Fern & Tinker

road-dog-tales said...

Wow! That's a BIG job. You two must be exhausted from all the snoopervising and what not. You have lovely butterfly bushes and butterflies! But you are the loveliest!

The Road Dogs

Remington said...

You are always so busy! Love the butterfly!

Sam said...

Hi Maggie, you're indeed more beautiful than even your mom's garden.

Kari in Vegas said...

Looks like they are doing lots of hard work!

Kari
http://dogisgodinreverse.com/

violett said...

Maggie, you're the most beautiful! A princess.
Much work have your mom and your dad. We wish you every success.
Mischka

Sue said...

That's quite a project. Trouble is those projects always lead to more of the same type of projects. They're never finished.

Benny and Lily said...

You guys must be exhausted from the work projects you have going on over. It sure is coming along
Benny & Lily

scottiechronicles said...

You guys need to come to Our house and build something for Us. It doesn't matter what, because whatever you build, it'll be TERRIFIC!

Arooo, Stuart

Tessa the Maltese said...

Wow Maggie your Pawrents sure are doing an awful lot of work there. I just knows it will look pawsome when they are done.

You garden is just beautiful. I loves the butterfly.

woos, Tessa

The Army of Four said...

You're WAY prettier than a butterfly, Maggie! Woooo!
Luv,
Dave
PS I hope your mom and dad aren't working too hard!

Archie and Melissa said...

wow m & m!
your pawrents are amazing!
we used the same siding last year (by the way, we LOVE it) but we would have no idea how to install it ourselves.
your parents are soooo smart!
i love the photos and the ones of the garden!
xoxoxox

Ruby and Penny said...

Oh Maggie!! What a beautiful picture of you.
Love Ruby & Penny

Oskar said...

Man your people are working hard! I agree with them too, you are more beautiful than the butterfly!

Nubbin wiggles,
Oskar

Teddy Bear said...

Projects are never ending.:) Yes, Maggie...you are very, very beautiful.:)

Love,
Teddy Bear & Sierra

julandmatt said...

Wow Maggie, your mom and dad sure are busy, busy, busy.
But they always take time out to love on you.
We think you got good humans!
Violet

Molly, Taffy, Monty and Winnie said...

WE expect you supervise your Dad while he is busy working Mitch? And Maggie helps to make sure the flowers continue to look really pretty.

Molly, Taffy, Monty and Winnie

George the Lad said...

Hi is me George, first up love your new look bloggie, you have been busy, while I have been taking it easy, Maggie congrants on you having your food warmed up,it always brings out the taste better ;)
I'm gutted I missed National Water Melon Day, I haven't even had any lately or pizza!!!
The roof is coming along hope FG has not got in the way lol!!
Yes Maggie you are more beautiful than a butterfly. Mitch you a hanson gent ;)
Thanks for got forgetting me
Have a good week
See Yea George xxx

Duke said...

Maggie, do you and Mitch ever play wid da construkshon materials? I bet there are lots of things to steal and run away with! P.S. You shure are pretty in the middle of those flowers!

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Your project is coming along nicely and everything sure looks a lot neater and well cared for than ours did. And your gardens are so beautiful - no wonder your Mom loves looking at them. Such a pretty butterfly and great photo catch.

But Maggie, have no doubt - you are way more beautiful than any butterfly.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

Stardust said...

Your family is always keeping me in awe with all those projects! There are just too many talents at your home!

I know I've said this too many times, but I'm always refreshed after a visit to your garden paradise! I'm a little sad with mine this year as I'm unable to weed the place, it's going to be ruined soon if my partner doesn't do something! :(

Yes Maggie pretty, and I love that shot!