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survived working on the roof

...I almost forgot: The reason I turned on LJ was to post a "hello, tell me about your life!" plus to announce that I survived working on the roof, sealing leaks that revealed themselves during this week's massive thunderstorms. Of course, I haven't had any time to make fixes lately: This always happens at the most inopportune time; it's as if my house is mocking me. Homeowners, you know what I'm talking about. And of course, my lawn looks more like a jungle than grassy plain.

Anyhow, despite 95°F heat index and scalding-hot shingles, all's sealed up (for now...) and I made it back down safely.

Later!
Chris

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clevermanka
Jul. 22nd, 2010 04:39 pm (UTC)
Congratulations!

And hey, anyone wanna volunteer to mow our lawn?
roseconnelly
Jul. 22nd, 2010 05:29 pm (UTC)
If you need help with your yard during his busy time, I can mow. Your yard would be a piece of cake compared to mowing mine.

clevermanka
Jul. 22nd, 2010 05:30 pm (UTC)
Dude. I will pay you with wine and/or cash. For real. Lemme get with Chris to ask if the mower is accessible and gassed up.
roseconnelly
Jul. 22nd, 2010 05:37 pm (UTC)
If it isn't, I even have a mower. And a trimmer. And a way to haul it.
clevermanka
Jul. 22nd, 2010 05:41 pm (UTC)
The mower is actually in the shed, which has a weird drop-off and no ramp. But we do have gas for it. If you think it'd be easier to bring your own (which means you could do it on your own time without me being home), that's totally cool.

Let me know what you'd like in exchange (in email if you'd rather) and I'll have it for you!

THANK YOU.
mckitterick
Jul. 22nd, 2010 09:43 pm (UTC)
You are the most-rockingest rocking thing that rocks my yard! I zipped home to get some stuff for tonight and saw that the former jungle now wears a delicate buzz-cut.

Thank You!

rose_lemberg
Jul. 22nd, 2010 04:46 pm (UTC)
Congrats!
Our roof is flat so thankfully we don't have to deal with shingles. But the jungle, oh, the jungle.... :P
miischelle
Jul. 22nd, 2010 04:54 pm (UTC)
Ha ha! You people and your GRASS.....

I'M GLAD YOU DIDN'T FALL AND DIE!!!
mckitterick
Jul. 22nd, 2010 09:54 pm (UTC)
Thank you for your MOCKING CONCERN!

:-D
silverfae
Jul. 22nd, 2010 05:05 pm (UTC)

If you ever need a roofer, ie, can make a claim on your Homeowner's due to hail, ours was fabulous!
McLaughlin Roofing, did the job in a day and a half, and it's splendid. Our insurance coughed up for it due to damage from two years ago, and good thing, two broken trusses were unearthed.
_luaineach
Jul. 22nd, 2010 05:08 pm (UTC)
I just ventured the roof myself yesterday, for the same reason. Henry wet patch FTW!
scarlettina
Jul. 22nd, 2010 05:11 pm (UTC)
Happy new roof!
pamelonian
Jul. 22nd, 2010 05:34 pm (UTC)
Was just going to venture out to mow my lawn today. If you survived the rooftop and scalding shingles, I have no excuse! Plus, I have ice cold beer for after...
robinbailey
Jul. 22nd, 2010 08:05 pm (UTC)
Homes are perverse things. Just when you get comfortable, relax and close your eyes for a moment, something breaks. Usually at the moment when your cash flowing isn't flowing.
queenmomcat
Jul. 22nd, 2010 08:58 pm (UTC)
95 heat index? yeah, that is impressive even for Kansas...and the roofing shingles can't have helped.
clevermanka
Jul. 22nd, 2010 09:27 pm (UTC)
The heat index hit 105 twenty minutes ago. Ugh.
queenmomcat
Jul. 23rd, 2010 01:59 am (UTC)
...Kansas? [blushes, hangs head in embarrassment] Sorry, Chris: that would be Kansas City and environs, not Kansas. Lawrence is in Missouri, if I remember correctly.

Still pretty much the same temperature, I'd bet.
clevermanka
Jul. 23rd, 2010 01:18 pm (UTC)
Sorry to tell you that Lawrence (the one we inhabit, anyway) is still in Kansas!
lingster1
Jul. 23rd, 2010 03:06 am (UTC)
So that's what you do to "come down" from the Campbell?
siro_gravity
Jul. 23rd, 2010 09:06 am (UTC)
hey, i know exactly what you're talking about!!! i'm restoring my kitchen, and tearing up all the grass in my yard...making pathways and beds with veggies and shrubs -like all mixed up.

the house really keeps me occupied lately.

glad you made it back down safely!
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