Thursday, 12 February 2015

I'm getting a new roof well half of one, and my week.

The roofers are here today, they are replacing part of my roof with tin, the tiles on the low part of our roof are almost flat and don't allow the water to drain away in very heavy rain so we often have leaks in our kitchen and back part of the house.
The kitchen has been repaired twice now but we wanted to fix the problem permanently so the roofers are doing their thing now.
They are replacing that area with tin much lighter and will allow the water to drain away much faster, well thats the idea but will have to wait for heavy rain to test it out.
 But this is the start of the week, off to bingo on Monday.


We are sitting in the chairs of littleness but I don't think it worked at all.
This is the mystery fruit open and in the beer fairy's hands so you can see the size.

Drummy and friends was finished.
My new roof.
The tiles were removed on the flat section.
A waterproof layer added then tin, as the angle can not be changed this was the only way out.
The beer fairy offering advice
Oh look they gone on strike maybe, just out to lunch.
Lots of roof tiles but they will take them so that's good.

30 comments:

  1. Crikey ..... how good's that?? AND when it rains it will be like the olden days. Rain on corrugated iron rooves. Nothing like it. Takes Mum back to her childhood. Sounds great!!!!!!!!!
    I love the painting of Drummy and friends. You are so talented. Mum can't even draw stick figures.

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    1. It poured last night and no leaks, so far.
      Stick figure chickens that would be different.
      Merle.............

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  2. Hari OM
    New roof, new painting (brill BTW), new fruit..... can't say you don't have variety in life! As to the fruit - that is looking very much like sapota (aka zapota or sapodilla) variety of some sort, though perhaps as yet unripe - it begs the question as to whether the shop at which it was bought didn't advertise the name??!! Have you tasted it? YAM xx

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    1. ...ah having checked back on comments I find you say they taste 'pretty good' - which I take to mean sweet. Sapota are usually brown, with a somewhat thinner skin than I see here, but that inside is certainly like one though I have never seen one with white flesh; if very sweet and 'bready' in texture then I would say that it has to be one of these fruits but a new variety...Yxx

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    2. I have tasted but the beer fairy ate all the others so they are a success with him but no more in the shop, it was sweet but not bready but very soft.
      Merle.................

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  3. ... so pleased to hear the roofers came today Merle ........ hope it keeps the rain out for you..... it's raining here tonight... xxxxxx see you tomorrow... Hugs... Barb xxx

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    1. So far a success no rain in, it rained very heavy last night for a while.
      Merle..............

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  4. Lovely painting--sweet. I hope the new roof works well; leaks are no fun! So much damage.

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    1. No, buckets everywhere is annoying but so far it's good, we had rain last night.
      Merle.........

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  5. I know all about a leaky roof! Fingers crossed the new one keeps the rain out.
    Jane

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    1. I do have my fingers crossed too.
      Merle.............

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  6. Nice roof and now you can hear the sounds of rain on your tin (metal) roof..if the water runs off can you catch it in a drum to save the water? I love the Drummy and friends painting. Have a happy day!

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    1. It's a bit noisy but we have always had tin over the laundry so not much different.
      We have a drum to catch water, but considering a water tank in the future.
      Merle...............

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  7. The logic about the roof seems good. Hope it works. Rain on the roof is nice for sleeping, as long as it isn't too heavy.

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    1. It does make sense so far so good we've had rain and no leaks.
      Merle..........

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  8. The new roof looks good, I hope the leaks problem is now gone forever. The waterproof layer should help. The Drummy painting looks great!

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    1. Keeping my fingers crossed.
      Merle...............

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  9. Merle, you're getting a new roof! It looks like a lot of work is being done at your house. I really like the painting of Drumstick and friends. I didn't realize you could draw, you did a great job. My kids can all draw, and I don't know where they got their talent from. Love those chairs of littleness.

    Happy Valentine's Day, Merle. I hope you have a splendid day.

    love, ~Sheri

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    1. We had lots of leaks and had to do something because inside was being affected but we had lots of heavy rain the other night and no leaks.
      Merle.............

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  10. Your tile roof is lovely - but the metal roof is awesome!!! I WANT a metal room. Supposed to last forever!! NICE painting!!

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    1. A bit more noisy but who doesn't like rain on the roof.
      Merle...............

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  11. Your painting of Drummy and Friends is wonderful, Merle! And rain on a tin roof....how lovely!

    Hugs to you, sweet lady!

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    1. Thank you.
      Yes it is a good sound.
      Merle................

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  12. A leaking roof isn't so good. Be nice when all done and you will be able to hear the rain...

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    1. All done now and working well.
      Merle.........

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  13. That's nice, and about time as well. I'm glad to see that you've stuck to your vision and dealt with new roofing immediately. Better to do that now, than to let those raw materials rot or waste away by the wayside. A new look is always a plus, right? Thanks for sharing that! All the best!

    Ronald Miller @ Eagle Building Solutions

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    1. This is a problem we had for about 20 years, first I made a claim with my insurance co but was disappointed in their reaction as they couldn't give me a reason as there were no cracked tiles and they refused the claim so guess what no insurance with them anymore but it wasn't a problem for a while then but lately we had a lot of heavy rain so it's become more pressing so now it's fixed well so far so good.
      Merle....................

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  14. A tin roof is a lot cheaper than having shingles, and could last for quite some time. So I think it was wise of you to make the switch. Anyway, how’s the roof holding up? I hope it doesn’t give you sleepless nights on rainy days. Haha! Thanks for sharing!


    Bettye Primm @ Terence Warner @ Brunwin Roofing

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  15. Aside from the exhausting day you guys had for repairing the roof, it’s good to know that half your week has been quite productive. Anyway, how is the roof doing nowadays? I hope you are no longer encountering problems with it. Thanks for sharing this with us. All the best!


    Pleasance Faast @ Shelton Roofing

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A first tooth for our little lady and eating out.

We are off and playing more and more on the floor. No teeth yet for Wilbur but Clemmy has one on the bottom. But impossible...