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Update on the roof work

So, while we barely noticed that the crew is around, the Project Manager from Jack Finn & Company has informed us that the new roof will be put in today. At least part of it. I was shocked, so I went upstairs to check. And, yes, the guys were done with the new sleepers and were putting in the plywood. Wow!

It helped that there was literally very little damage from all the leaks. The framing for the door was rotten on the top, but that's going anyway. The bottom layer of plywood was in a very good condition. Apparently, whoever installed it used very narrow sheets of wood, so the water was simply dripping through, and there was no ponding. Good stuff. Well, we were very happy to hear it.

I have to give props to the guys working for Jack Finn. Someone once told me that a good contractor will restore your faith in humanity. Jack is one such contractor.

We were very lucky not to have any disasters happen to us while at the House, yet. But, like most people, we heard so many horror stories that we are rightfully scared of... everything. Hopefully, we won't have any of our own scary stories.


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