Wednesday, July 18, 2012

going topless

Ah, nothing like the pitter patter of big men with big feet and heavy tools.

Yes, it's roofing day!  Remember?  That new roof we were hoping for?  That new roof we tried to get while failing at hail dancing?  It seems our insurance company took pity on us and decided we were worthy of a new one.

So today's the day.  I counted 8 strippers on the roof this morning

Strangely enough, China is not very bothered by all of the banging.  I thought she was going to be a pain to live with today.  When I let her out this morning - because she's gotta go out eventually - she was a basket case as expected.  I've realized that it's not the noise that sends her over the edge, it's the mere fact that there are people on our roof.  When she's inside, she can't see them, and it's just another day even though it sounds like we're in a pneumatic nail gun test lab.  Crazy pooch.

I did take her out for her usual beauty walk this morning.  From where we live, we've got a good view of the charred remains of the hillside to the west.  It's kind of a strange sight, the burnt areas look like patches of shadows from clouds, but there are no clouds.  It's just that everything in those spots is now black.  There's a lot of debris removal and smoke damage removal and general activity of that sort going on in those neighborhoods.

I'm not going to complain about needing home improvements.

The roofers are currently taking a lunch break under the tree in the front yard - eating out of styrofoam containers and drinking Gatorade.  It's probably around 100 degrees on our roof.

I'm not going to complain about the heat.


  1. Topless? Strippers? Big Men? Big Feet? LOL

    Don't forget to check your stats on this post a month or so from now. :)

    Putting things in perspective - you're right - no need to complain.

    1. Well, I didn't mention about spending most of the day underneath hot men...

    2. LOL!

      btw, my last sentence was supposed to be unrelated to the first 2 lines, but looking at it... it kinda fits right in. :)

    3. HA, you're right! I read it the "intended" way initially :)

  2. Haha, Anita!
    I'm glad you got approval for a new roof. Poor doggie. That would drive her a bit mad.

    1. Yes, they're finished and the roof looks great! Driving the dog mad is a pretty easy commute actually.

  3. China alerted "Strangers! On the ROOF! ROOF!"

  4. Yeah... I'd hate to be a roofer these days. I feel really sorry for the construction workers around here with the average being 104 degrees for the last month. Then again, I don't want them to take time off either, 'cause I'm sick of the jams they're causing. So I just whiz by 'em at full speed trying to create wind to cool them down.
    just kidding, of course.... I keep my horsey whoa-ed in construction zones. :)

  5. 8 strippers on the roof

    all of the banging.

    Wow, the mind boggles. :D

  6. Sounds like the roofers deserve their break!

    Glad that China (my brother has a dog called China - I think he thought it would be unique!) is OK with the noise - they can be really difficult to deal with otherwise. I used to have an Irish Setter who I had to put on tranquilisers every time there was a storm - not fun for anyone!