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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Not for want of trying

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.


  1. That is one beeeeyutiful roof!
    Wishing you whatever you wish for yourself in 2014.
    Jane x

  2. What a lovely old building. Stay home and stay warm. Happy New Year!


  3. Wonderful building!

    Happy New Year Joanne.
    May your 2014 be a wonderful one.

    1. Hello, Elaine. I have missed your smiling face. Happy new year to you and all your family.

  4. I do like a slate roof but I understood it was very slippery when wet so this would be a dangerous job.
    Happy new year to all your family.

  5. Hari Om
    Looking good!!. Hogmanay is about to throw itself over the hill here.... wishing you all that matters and fulfills for the new year with all Love. YAM xx

  6. Such hard work wow !
    Happy New Year to you and your family.

  7. What a job... and what an art is is! Wishing you the best in the New Year.... looking forward to more of your town and its history... and your kids and their future. Love it all!

  8. Stunning work. Thank you so much for keeping us up to date as it progresses.
    Health and happiness, love and laughter to you and yours this year, and all those yet to come.

  9. Happy New Year Joanne. I'm glad we don't get snow here. Except once every five years or so. As a novelty.

  10. 25F is warm???
    Oh Dear God, I'm glad I don't live there. I prefer to be cooler than melting, but that's beyond me. I don't start feeling warm until about 65F.
    The building is looking pretty good now it's almost finished.
    Happy New Year.

  11. The roof is looking very good.

    Happy New Year to you and your family, Joanne - may you enjoy health and happiness!

  12. Rain here ( again ) Happy New Year to you all xx

  13. That building is going to look some classy. Happy New Year.

  14. That snow of yours is going to blow through here also. I would rather you kept it in Ohio.

  15. Happy New Year to you and your family. We're supposed to get snow, too, but they're dialing back the projected amount. Hope the same thing happens in your area, too.