Tuesday, January 18, 2011


The rip-off, of the roof that is, began on Monday.  The AC and is in and we are warm and toasty!  That was last week.  What a mess!  Or so I thought...now the real fun begins. 

They arrived bright and early on Monday morning with their cold drinks...and food...and were ready for fun with hammers and all sorts of ..whatever they use to remove a roof. 
I said "make yourselves comfy!" and they did!
Yikes!  MOVE the plants, quick!!!
OH NO!  My Rooster rug...my $300.00 Rooster rug! 

Now who could that be up there on the roof with "Mark, the Roofer?!!

This is the sort of silly look I get when I say "TELL me you were not up on that ROOF!" 

Oops!  I think "patient husband" just ran short on patience with me and my worrying!  :(
What is it about men that they love messes and high places??  Would someone tell me??
*REALLY heavy sigh*

Do you know how lucky I feel to have gotten a new AC and a new roof, new carpeting, flooring and interior paint?
It will be nice when it's all finished.

I choose Pomegranite and Chocolate Brownie for the trims!  Does that tell you anything about me? I am an absolute wreck about those colors...I KNOW I am going to have nightmares tonight that people stop on the street out front and have fits of laughter when they see it.  People will come from far and yon too see the wierd colored house!!

P.S. Did you notice that the porch is all torn up and getting a NEW ROOF TOO??  No more little slates with the sun burning my pretty flowers! He loves me!! :)


  1. This all sounds SO EXCITING, Mona - just hang in there through all the mess & upheaval, as it will be worth it once it's completed and you can sit back, relax and enjoy the newness of it all!

    LUCKY GIRL :) Can't wait to see pictures once it's all done!

  2. It's going to look beautiful, Mona! We had ours done years ago and I remember that I lost so many plants and flowers when they ripped the old stuff off, I was in tears. I hope you saved your rooster rug. I can't wait to see the paint colors and yipee... all these renovations!


  3. Dearest Janice,

    Just breathe.....and this to shall pass. I hope Merle will not be so frightened as the work continues. Our little Molly was a mess but finally the day before the roofer's left was more relaxed. We have a two story home so it wasn't all that bad with the noise if you stayed on the first floor.

    We always insist that they work around my daily routine and so far it has worked wonderfully. Take charge, it's your home!!!

    And this to shall pass, dear friend.


    Love the pictures of your "supervisor"!!! (It's what husbands do.) (o:

  4. Oh, how fun it is to get new stuff. We have to have a new roof (hail damage) but it goes on in the hot summer.

    Sure hope your rug is ok....:)
    hugs, bj

  5. It is nerve wracking. I survived two new roofs. The NOISE!! I would like to hear more about your colors. I am always a wreck when I get out of my comfort zone of beige and white. It took me 6 months one time to decide on a living room color. Hubby thought paint chips up on the wall in various colors and various places was a new deocrating trend. They were up there for so long we didn't even notice them anymore.
    Hugs, Sue

  6. How well I remember!! We got "ripped off" last year, and they did the house and that big ole three-humped workshop/garage/potting shed, and the only reminders of their three-day presence left behind were a tiny scrap of the old roofing way in the back of a flowerbed, and the saggy grapevine, which had to be detached from the garage. I got it all back on, and it's fine.

    I was just AMAZED at how neat they were---they spread tarps or canvas or something, even over the lush big hostas, and didn't harm a one.

    My Dearie didn't climb the ladder---not once, and I'm thankful for that. I DID harbor a little hope that we could get just one little inset of a panel of tin, right over our BR, just for the effect of the Summer rain, but I'll have to settle for just putting one out on the patio, I suppose.

    Pictures of the spiffy new paint job soon?

  7. Hi Mona! I hope you punched everyone of those roofers in the stomach for making such a mess - after the roof was finished of course! :)
    I've been through this and if I concentrate I can still hear the hammering going on.
    Now I'm sure you're newly painted rooms will look wonderful! Can't wait to see it.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  8. I can sympathize! We had a new roof put on a couple of years ago. The sound was deafening. Our 1913 little Victorian has a very steep roof and I was terrified when I saw the roofers up on it. They had to bring the shingles up on a crane. But ~ when the job was done, it was beautiful and they cleaned everything up. Make sure to take pics so that we can see the finished product!!

    Susan and Bentley

  9. When the male gene is involved...where there is mess...there is progress! Hang in the sweet Mona, it'll be beautiful!!!

    Now go rescue that rug girl! Heeehhehe!

    God bless you dear friend and have a marvelous day.

    Isn't it great to be loved!!! :o)

  10. Great that You´re getting a new roof! No more worrying about dripping water!

    I hate to get up on the roof! It´s not that I´m afraid of heights, not at all. I´ve been up in the Eiffel tower not caring about the hight. But I know that if I fall down I will survive and I will feel that awful pain when all bones in my body breaks :-) :-) :-)

    Have a great day now!

  11. We had a new roof put on a little over a year ago and I remember the mess, all too well. We picked up roofing nails for months!
    I hope you salvaged that gorgeous rooster rug!

  12. Not easy going though renovation at our age. Been there done that. Be patient my dear friend; it will all turn out just like you envisoned.

  13. Girl get that rug and just ship it to me ha ha!! I heard the noise Yesterday while we tried to speak on the phone ha ha!! Hope your doing better today my Dear friend..Love ya, Mona
    Hugs and smiles Gloria

  14. Bev always says, gotta muddy the water to clear the stream.

    Looks like your water is muddy now, but, oh, how beautiful those colors will be when every thing is clear again.

  15. This too will pass, and all will be beautiful again, just like you my friend!

  16. I know you'll be thrilled when it's all done. My neighbor is a roofer and he has been so busy since all the rain we've had!

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  18. "Its got to get worse before it gets better" my mother always said. It is true too, isn't it.
    Enjoy your new things and I'm sure the color will be beautiful too.

  19. House repairs never go as neatly as you would like them to - we had such a mess when new sheetrock was put in our old home a few years ago. The contractor did not do a good job or a very neat one. But we did not pay for the full amount and finished the painting ourselves - not that you will have to do that, Mona. Just sharing our experiences. Your colors sound delicious!

  20. Howard looks pretty sheepish after you caught him having been on the roof... Boys just never grow up do they? LOL


  21. OMG it will all work out! Keeping my fingers crossed for you that it all looks great. Love your blog background ;)

  22. We got a new roof awhile back. Thankfully it went up quickly cause all that bammin' and frammin' got on my nerves! Although our guys did a great job cleaning up after themselves we still found pieces of shingles and NAILS for weeks afterwards. Check your driveway for nails when they finish!

  23. Hi Mona, You'll be so excited when this is done, can't wait for photos. I'm a newbie at blogging, hope to meet some kindred spirits as yourself.

  24. The ripping off of your roof must have been a pretty exciting day, wasn't it? I don't think you minded all the noise while it was being done, seeing the final result. About that, it would be nice to see what your new roof looks like. I know it's been two years since this post, but I am really curious as to how your roof looks like now. What material did the roofers use, by the way?

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