Background: Some time ago, I bought an old rent house and have been
remodeling it, for a woodshop. The front center section was once a
recessed porch (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43836144@N04/4033313690 /
in/photostream), which I incorporated into the interior for more shop
space. The roof of the porch wasn't sloped much and the temporary
roofing developed a serious leak. Last week I decided to fix the
I removed the old shingles and decking, reframed that whole front
area, with greater slope, added new decking, there, and to the
adjacent gable slopes, then shingled anew. During demolition, with
the roof off, I got stormed on... rained all inside the shop. Lots of
stuff got wet, but nothing ruined, I don't think.
My entertainment center, under construction, got soaked and has
developed water marks. In the past, I have removed similar water
marks, from mahogany window sills, by rubbing/washing with mineral
spirits, but haven't had a chance to clean up this cherry cabinet,
yet, so not sure if mineral spirits will work on this project. Any
It was hot as hell, working on the roof. My nephew came to help.
Monday, I became so hot & exhausted, I went to the ER to get checked
out. I'm fine, but it gave me a scare, since I've had serious med.
issues in the past. The work took 5 days from start to finish. Now,
I'm taking my time cleaning up all the demolition and interior mess/
This hasn't been a fun job, but I'm glad to get this repair & this
part of the remodel completed. *The new shingles are mis-matched,
i.e., discount shingles.... the bundles were returns (to Lowes) from
previous roofing jobs and I got them for $7 a bundle, as opposed to
$25 per bundle, otherwise. I don't need matching shingles for the
shop, at least not now.
I'm going to enjoy relaxing this weekend, not having to rush with
anything. I don't think I have worked this hard in a long time. It
feels good to be cleaning up, after all this work. I can, now, see
and appreciate how things are getting back into some semblance of
order and organization.
....And it's good to see Google has fixed our connection, to this
forum, problem. I was feeling abandoned. LOL.