Sunday, June 26, 2011

Our New Roof

Mom and dad have been busy.   Dad is putting a new roof on this portion of our house.  It's needed to be done for so long and it's finally getting the attention that it deserves!

Our mom is not a person who likes heights and she doesn't "do" roofs!
Dad needs help with this project.  He can't do it all by himself.  We have called in Flat George to supervise because our over protective mom doesn't think that we should be up on the roof keeping things going. 
Dad told mom that this roof is not steep at all.  She reluctantly said she'll pick up the shingles that dad rips off.   One of the good points is the chimney. If she trips, how far can she roll?  It's big so mom feels pretty safe and secure.  She does - REALLY!
OMG, look how far down our front yard is!  Better step back before you pass out, mom! 
The brown thing and the blue thing are tarps to cover the roof if it should happen to rain.   We have had LOTS of rain this year and rain is still in the forecast!
This is the roof on the main part of our house.  It was shingled a few years ago.  Mom is very thankful for this because no way would she be up on THAT roof!  Be careful up there, FG!
All we see from up here are roofs!   Don't look out, mom!  It gives you the feeling that you're falling! 
The garden looks pretty good and weed-free from up here!
Time to climb down.   Going down is not as easy as climbing up.  UGH!
We're inside the room that needs the new roof.  You can see that we did take on rain.  Thank goodness that the water didn't find its way to the finished ceilings on the first floor!
Do you like our hot pink chimney? It's been this color  for as long as we've lived here. 
Thanks for your help keeping our mom and dad safe, Flat George, and for keeping them steady and on track!  We owe you!
We'll update you again on the roof project when it gets farther along.

So until next time................

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch


parlance said...

Lucky Flat George has a head for heights!

Niamh said...

Flat George is very brave to get up on that roof. We are glad your dad is fixing your roof but you wouldn't get any of us up there.

Your friends,
Niamh & Ambrose

Princess Patches said...

It looks like Flat George is doing a great job of snoopervising! Our mom is afraid of heights, too. Her knees got weak just seeing how far your roof is from the ground!

Penny & Patches

Dexter said...

Oh no! My momma would never ever get on a roof. Plus she would be useless for any work once she arrived. I sure hope that your humans stay safe. FG will assist no doubt.


Gus said...

OMD! That is a scary roof. Muzzer hasn't been on a roof since we left the flat ones behind in Azrizona. Hmmmm...maybe there is something to be said in favor of moving every two years.


Angus said...

Thank heavens for flat George the roofer .

Teesha and Bindie said...

Thank goodness you got down safe Flat george. That was a high roof.

♥I am Holly♥ said...

That is a really high house!! The heights get to me. I can go up a ladder but then I get stuck after I look down! I start shaking the ladder. Good that you had Flat George there to help!! Lots of love, Debbie & Holly

Beans4Biscuits said...

That Flat george is a good guy to have around, he can do all kinds of stuff!

Our momma can barely get on a ladder no matter how little it is, so she would prolly just pass out iffin someone wanted her to get on the roof.

Sugar the Who

Cowspotdog said...

That is a lot of work to do a new roof - thank dogness flat george was around to help you !

Kari in Alaska said...

Good think Flat George isn't afraid of heights!


Wyatt said...

Wow! We got kinda dizzy, just looking at the photos...scary!
Good thing FG was there to help.

Wyatt and Stanzie

p.s. so that's the secret to a weed free garden! Just take pictures from up on the roof...we like it!

Sherry said...

I hope Flat George is a great help. I wouldn't want to be up on that roof, either!

Two French Bulldogs said...

flat George is asking for trouble.
Benny & Lily

rottrover said...

What a job!! Butt we thought FG was in our mom's car...We're confused... Your garden looks beautiful.

-Gizmo, Bart and Ruby

snoopydogknits said...

Hooray for Flat George, helping your Dad! What a clever Dad he is too! Have a fun week. Ros and Oscar

Gail Wilson said...

Good job on that roof. We know they couldn't have done it without you. But just be careful climbing down..that always seems the hardest and scariest too!
Hugs and wags, Mistaya and Maggie

George The Lad said...

Hey FG looks like you reached new heights lol!!. Mom says you wouldn't get her up there!!!
Have a good week
See Yea George xxx
Let me know if its OK to put up a post with one of your photos on FG's travel blog with a link to this post;)

My Dog Sam - Ruptured Disk said...

Hi Maggie and Mitch - was your mom really up there? It sure looks high. We have a steeper roof but my mom and dad had some roofers come by to remove the old shingles and to put new ones down. Hope everything goes well.

♥Mona + Prissy + Angel Weenie♥ said...

Wow!! We is dizzy just looking at that roof. Our Mommy wouldn't have even got half way up without falling OFF.

Just wanted to let you know that we used your pictures & Autumn on tonight's post.

{{{hyuggies}}}....Mona & Weenie

Anonymous said...

That sure was nice of flat George to help out on the roof!

Hope all gets done safely!

woos, Tessa

C.l.o.v.e.r. said...

Hi M & M! Those pictures are awesome - great views! We just re-did our roof too (well, we = dad and some friends) and it took us so long with all the rain we've been having. Had to stop and tarp it up many times!

How Sam Sees It said...

Your Mom is a braver lady then I am! I couldn't do the roof at all!


♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

We may have to hire your Dad - we are still waiting for the roofers to start on our roof. It is either too wet or too windy for the crews to get up on our VERY steep roof. They say maybe tomorrow, but Mom will believe it when she hears the banging.

Your Dad is so handy - but do tell him and Mom to be careful up there.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Thor and Jack said...

Good thing Flat George was there!

Thor and Jack

Thor and Jack said...

Good thing Flat George was there!

Thor and Jack

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Flat George,,,, aren't you afraid of heights? Are you wearing a parashoot?
Well, it is a good thing you have a brave heart!
And your doing a great job making sure everything is getting done,, properly.

Puggle Preston said...

Hi Maggie and Mitch!

Your house is in such a beautiful neighborhood surrounded by all the trees and green.
We can't believe your mom and dad climb up to the roof. thank goodness they got flat george!

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

Maybe she should wear one of your harnesses! or get the barn raisers to have a roof fixin'.

Well done, Flat George.

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

Everything looks so green.

Sweet William The Scot said...

Flat George is just the best ~ he does anything and everything without every saying a word.
But maybe you should not look down!
Sweet William The Scot

animal lover, quilt lover said...

Brave People!!!! We have a chimney up on our roof that has always been trouble. Be careful!!!!
xx, Fern

Bocci said...

Yikes! Parental Unit said she got a little woozy just looking at thsoe photos! Good luck with finishing up your roof project!

SissySees said...

Re-shingling is on Dadaw's list too... has been for a couple of years. Hem. Pretty sure it's not looking good for the summer, but maybe in the fall??

Archie and Melissa said...

oh my gosh m & m!
your dad is amazing!
he sure knows how to do everything!
a & m

Sierra Rose said...

Hi friends! Beautiful views from the roof! Glad Flat George was keeping watch. Must be great to have this project done!

Sweet hugs,
Sierra Rose

Oskar said...

What a great helper!

Nubbin wiggles,

Sage said...

I agree with your Mom--let FG take care of that roof!! Yowzie, that's a fur piece down.

Finn said...

Wow, FG, you sure are brave!!

Sue said...

Our Mom doesn't like ladders either, but Bailey loves them. She'll be happy to come climb up and help carry shingles if one of you will watch Monkey for her.
Morgan, Tsar and the Porties

Deborah said...

I don't do heights either!! LOL
The roof is a huge job! I hope it comes out nice!

Shane Kent Louis said...

hi, I enjoy viewing your photos! Nice blogs keep it on posting! :D

Dog Fence

Galliena said...

Hi Mitch and Molly! I’m so glad to see you guys helping your dad out in fixing the roof. You’re so brave to go up there and help him out! I’m sure he really appreciated it and made fixing the roof easier. I hope your mom wasn’t too scared while she was up there! How is your roof looking now? I hope that you guys haven’t had any problems with it, since you guys fixed it together a year ago. :D

Galliena Gornet

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Mary said...

It's nice to see the whole family helping each other out in doing jobs like this. It might not be their profession, but they do their best to help, especially your mom even if she was SO scared of heights. :) But, I salute her for overcoming her fear. How's your roof since then, by the way? Have you replaced the entire roof completely?

Mary Martin

Unknown said...

It’s a good thing we can trust Flat George to supervise the renovations, and kudos to your dad for finishing the repairs! By the way, it is good to always check the condition of the gutters, roof, and chimney to help extend their lifespan and ensure that your home is properly protected against the rain, wind, and snow. ;) P.S. The hot pink chimney looks very interesting!

Willie Norman

Unknown said...

Are there any updates on your roof? Did Sandy hit the place where you live? The pink chimney is very cool. You should always check if there are lingering leaks developing in your chimney, and seal them up right away if ever there are some.

Pleasance Faast

Lida Swisher said...

Kudos to your mom for overcoming her fear! How’s the roof now, by the way? Is it still well-maintained? Are there any updates on roof maintenance? Hope everything is going well for you guys. And it sure is nice for the family to bond while doing house repairs.

- Lida Swisher