Scaffolding on the west side came down on Christmas Eve, except enough to go up to lay slate on the lowest roof and finish all the copper trim and gutters and downspouts.
The crew is at work every morning when I get there, and at it when I go home.
Some days the temperature approaches 25 degrees. Fahrenheit. Warm by late afternoon, when the sun has worked all day to warm the air from 10 or so degrees in the morning. Fahrenheit.
Oh, and it's snowed on and off the week between December 24th, above and
December 31st, below.
Slates are laid, gutters are hung under the eaves with care.
Around on the east side of the building all the scaffolding is in place.
I believe all the slate is down, but I've just lost track.
I see copper up there, for gutters. Look through the V of the tree.
The crew knocked off around 2 pm today.
I don't expect any of us back at work on Thursday;
the warning is for eleven inches between tonight and Thursday afternoon.
Except all the road crews out there keeping roads open for travelers and especially for emergency workers. Keep them in your thoughts; they're working for us all over this country.
Happy New Year.