Well, the jig is up, as they say. My formerly brown roof has lost its dye job and is now showing my age… no more youthful, mousey brown for me; I’m now showing off an older and wiser steely gray. And here I thought that facelift was supposed to be making me look younger! Don’t tell the kids, but I think it makes me look distinguished.
The brown worked well with the yellow exterior I had when Steph and Chad bought me five years ago (yep! five years this past June!)… Wow, have things changed!
But then, last year the kids got the new blue siding and I became this…
The brown roof just wasn’t working any longer. That, along with another winter with a few hints from me in the form of ice dams, led to the realization that a new roof was in order. After a referral from a neighbor and many conversations, Steph and Chad chose a new color. The variations of grays almost give me a salt-and-pepper look.
Work started and finished on December 7 on the house and shed. That’s right, it only took one day with the experienced crew from Balancing Rock Design
On December 8, the gazebo also got a new roof to fix the crumbling, rotted cedar shingles (post with pictures to come of that soon). Since it is winter, it has been a bit difficult to get good photos of the finished product. Here’s the best we can do at the moment:
Steph had plans to paint that shed last summer, but she broke her leg at the end of June and was unable to do much of anything for the next six weeks. After surgery to get a plate and seven screws, she was scooter bound and then slow going with recovery. Luckily, a busy 2-year-old little guy was the best therapy she could have.
It’s hard to believe that nearly a year has gone by since my last post. That is because not a lot has changed around here…until the roof. I’m hoping 2018 will have more going on for me to report about (my list includes landscaping, a new garage door, a new front stoop, and so much more). Until then, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and yours!