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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Shingles are up, just not on the roof

I was on the phone with the township's legal counsel today when I realized the tow motor was passing through the parking lot. With shingles! I concluded that call tout suite and was in the parking lot, with camera, post haste.


The on site crew today was very big. I didn't talk to anyone, just popped in and out and took pictures.


They are using an elevator after all, not a crane. At least for today's operations. The elevator is the silver rail, mid picture.


A load of stuff on the elevator. That may be a few shingles under the spacers.From my observation, today was flashing and some tricky cuts. Nothing to shimmy for.


Waiting, waiting. It's coming up.


It has arrived.

Some explanation about the last two pictures. I left my sense of balance back in the hospital three years ago, with the stroke. I think it was blown apart by the clot buster, too. I never, never do two things at once. Don't ever look one direction and step another, for instance.

Bringing me to this new daring young man. He was laying the flashing and I was watching him through the telephoto, when suddenly he just disappeared down the other side of the roof. I nearly fell over backwards!




22 comments:

  1. Oh my. And that is such a nonchalent looking walk he has too...

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  2. To have that sort of balance would be wonderful I've never had it only could go up two steps of a ladder sometimes I manage three.
    Merle................

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  3. Oh My Gosh! I read the title and was afraid you'd got shingles! I've never gotten that vaccine (don't usually get the flu shot), but I had awful visions of you with that painful problem. So... while I quickly ran through the blog (we're in a Wal-Mart parking lot in Kentucky) I was so glad it's just that darned building and all its problems ;-)

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  4. Those crazy young men in their roofing machines!

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  5. The guy in the red jacket seems to be having and easy time moving on the roof. I'm truly amazed by the steel worker guys on the skyscraper buildings. About the same as a tightrope walker.

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  6. They could not pay me enough to do that job! I get scared when I am too close to a window in a tall building.

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  7. ... and not a safety harness in sight ...

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    1. well, not for the guy in red anyhow :)

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  8. Eventually it will get done. Thank God the weather is still nice.

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  9. I sure hope those guys are safety strapped to the roof. I remember seeing roofers on our roof not bothering to do it and it scared the bejeezus out of me.

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  10. Woo-hoo! Progress!
    I've always marveled at the ease with which those people walk about on roofs. You'd think they were walking through a level carpeted room.

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  11. I have just read back through the last few posts to catch up with this story. Good to see the reconstruction. It made me feel a little dizzy just looking at those photos

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  12. Seeing that would give me vertigo !

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  13. I can't look when people are walking around on high places.

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  14. Wow, what incredible photos! I didn't know you had a stroke. I am glad you have recovered, Joanne. Take care!

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  15. That elevator looks suspiciously like a ladder.

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  16. A monkey in a former life...there is no other explanation for such rooftop confidence.
    Jane x

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  17. I couldn't help thinking of those famous American photos of workers walking round on exposed girders high on skyscrapers they were building!

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  18. Wow, the daring, young man makes it look so easy. When i had to get back on the ladder from putting on a storm window, i thought i'd performed some incredible feat, as i had to trust that i could step on that rung from a backwards position without falling. One little step, but huge for me. I walked to it on the roof easily enough because that part of the roof doesn't slope much, and i stuck to the edge that met the higher part of the house, so i could use the second story as a guide if i wanted.

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  19. Do you think the ability to do all that roof walking is in the mind -- what they might call fearless. I don't know if being fearless is a learned behavior or maybe just comes natural. Good photos of all the work involved on getting the roofing job done -- barbara

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