My super generous family offered to assist and my parents offered to foot the bill as my Birthday present. This was an amazing offer that I could not turn down.
Here is a before:
|Uncle Tony and Josh digging in.|
|Josh was an animal, I think he tore off half the roof himself.|
|Notice the evil metal beam at the top of the door. Feel free to give it the evil eye.|
I was left playing hostess and going on home depot runs.
|Me returning from a lumber run.|
|Ledo and Uncle Tony handling the roof.|
|My dad the wheel barrow master.|
One of the main reasons the roof need to be replaced, was it's age and the fact that it was actually 3 layers of shingles (maximum in my county). The roof also was no based on plywood like most roofs. This left everyone balancing on 1 X 4s.
There was some talk about retaining the open air feel and leaving it as a pergola, but I was not so keen on the concept.
So after day one, there was so much progress. The roof was completely demoed.
And the dumpster was full.
|Notice the towels designed to be warning flags my Mom put up.|
I cannot thank everyone who worked on it enough. Thank you Dad, Uncle Tony, Josh, Ledo, Keith, Mom, Dorothy and McKenna (for being cute)!
Thank you all!