Let us all raise our voices in celebration! Huzzah Huzzah! After a long pause, at long last we have some semblance of a roof! YAYAYAYAYAY!
Hmmmm Doesn't look too impressive from this angle. Let me try again:
That's better :) Once again I wanna hear Roof Woohoo's! YAYAYAYAYAYAYAY!
The roof/ceiling is not complete of course. Of course! Like everything having to do with construction there are a lot of different steps and stages involved. And this year, many, Many, MANY, gaps in activity. And that's just how it works now. It's nobody's fault. There is no finger pointing or yelling, no stamping of feet. Just a flurry of activity followed by a long intermission.
Our activity flurry (that followed yet another pause) happened over this past weekend. Our builder contacted Tim on Friday and said that he could get the guys there on Saturday and was it okay to have work happening over the weekend? Well, we for sure are not going to say "No thank you, we prefer our workers to be here Monday through Friday". Heck no! We were grateful that our builder found people willing to give up their weekend!
And these guys tend to start early in the day. I mean crack of dawn early. Which meant we got up early too. I already know that technically we didn't have to get up early. You don't have to bother to write a little note telling me that. You are correct. It was the weekend. We could sleep late if we wanted to. It's not as if our presence was required (or desired frankly). There was absolutely nothing that we were bringing to the table. (well we are paying for it, but other than that I mean). So I suppose we could have slept late if we wanted to, except that we couldn't.
To be more accurate, I couldn't. There is something wrong in my head where I cannot just relax and enjoy my lovely sleep-a-little-later weekend while someone else is working hard near by. Especially if it's for my benefit. Just cannot do it. It's the same way that I cannot just sit and relax during the day when they are working. Trying to just take a break during the day to read a book for a half hour while those construction guys are lifting and hauling and hammering and sawing is impossible. BECAUSE I feel too guilty.
Something similar happened back in Colorado, when Tim and I were both working full (and sometimes, frankly, overfull) time. Every once in awhile, as a "treat" for me, Tim would hire someone to come in and do a full heavy-duty clean of the house, to give me a break. As much as I loved the gesture (and I did), I found myself, first of all, cleaning the house before they got there (because clearly I am insane) and then I would have to leave the house entirely while they worked because I am incapable of just relaxing and enjoying myself when someone else is working . Guilt. Can't do it.
Well also I'm not sure we could have slept through the sound of people building a roof either. So there is that. Even I could hear the associated roof building noises. I mean without my hearing aids even! Oh yeah, it's not a quiet time activity. But the results are awesome.
In short, it was not a restful weekend at all. BUT it was a productive one. As I stated in the beginning. We now have the beginnings of a roof! Yay! I believe the next thing is addressing the exterior of the roof and then insultation on the inside? I'm not sure, honestly. I mean our builder guy is terrific about communicating. He lets us know what's coming up and what isn't even though he expected it to. He is very good at keeping us in the loop. But right now, this minute, I don't actually know for certain when whatever happens next will happen. But it will. Eventually. And the prospect is Very Exciting!
Bulletins As They Happen!
Yup, this is me. Some people said, "Sam, you should write a Blog". "Well, there's a thought", I thought to myself. And so here it is.