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Raising the roof

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IT'S A START, CHER!



I got a little done today although I had to shut down due to some threatening clouds. Hopefully they'll pass and I can let my roof breathe a little so that it can dry out some from the previous rains we've gotten.


Roof01

Now, it doesn't look like much but I trimmed off the damaged ends of the rafters I exposed after tearing down the gutters, fascia, and soffets yesterday and today. I have the center peak that all my new rafters will tie into so I hope to be doing those on the next few days. The shape of the roof when then become more obvious.

All those boards at the bottom are the tongue-and-groove boards I ripped out a couple of months ago. I hope to have enough good ones to be able to cut them down to use for sheathing for the top of my roof once the framing is done.

Fun! Fun! Fun! Don'tcha think? Another day without eating, however, so I'm off to pay a bill and get a bite to eat. Hope everyone is having fun too!

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miss_kat_1968
Mar. 28th, 2006 10:07 pm (UTC)
Wow, you're putting a lot of time and energy into that. Just don't overdo, sweetie. It's coming along great.

So, what'd you end up eating?
metaphorsbwithu
Mar. 28th, 2006 10:37 pm (UTC)
I'm back from my runnings and getting ready to fix something now. All my Jimmy Buffet references the other day got me hungry for cheesburgers. I got a hot loaf of French bread and am going to make a huge chili-cheeseburger po-boy. Hope I can sleep tonight! **lol**

miss_kat_1968
Mar. 28th, 2006 11:08 pm (UTC)
That sounds fantastic. Yum. So, is there anything else on it besides the chili and cheeseburger? (As if you need anything else LOL!!)
metaphorsbwithu
Mar. 29th, 2006 12:17 am (UTC)
Oh, yeah. In Louisiana, when you order any kind of sandwich, you're asked if you want it "dressed." That typically means: Lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, mayo.

I make my chili-cheesburger po-boy this way.

I cut a piece of French bread about 8-9 inches long and split it lengthwise.

On the bottom half I spread mayo and mustard, top that with some shredded lettuce, tomato slices, thinly sliced onions, dill pickles, salt and pepper.

I put sliced cheese on top of that, then my hamburger patties, then top that with chili.

It's a little messy but no one's watching anyway.

I'm a big pig. *lol*
miss_kat_1968
Mar. 29th, 2006 12:55 am (UTC)
Mouth watering goodness! It reminds me of a Philly hoagie or cheesesteak. Lots of napkins and no good clothes worn while eating. LOL! Shucks, if it doesn't mess up your clothes, it's probably not worth it anyway. ;)
metaphorsbwithu
Mar. 29th, 2006 05:08 pm (UTC)
Yes ... it seems like a lot of the regional monster sandwiches have had there origins in the depression era and the needs and appetites of the common man. The po-boy is no exception, except that many of them involved the copious amounts of seafood cheaply available at that time as well as traditional roast beef, various hams and salamis, cheeses, etc.

There were a lot of German bakers (Reising, Leidenheimer (sp?), etc., who curiously were responsible for our unique style of French bread. I believe the oldest reference to what is now a New Orleans classic, the Oyster Loaf, dates back even farther to the 1820's.
crystalgee
Mar. 29th, 2006 02:20 am (UTC)
That roof is coming along dearie!! *hugs*

Mmm I miss having to order a non dressed po boy (rather put the fixings on meself thanks).
metaphorsbwithu
Mar. 29th, 2006 06:00 pm (UTC)
What didn't you like about the way some places dressed your po-boys? There are some places i like but I don't care for how they make some of their sandwiches.

Juneau's lost a little when the original owners retired but I think the roast beef po-boys have always been too sloppy. I like to be able to taste the contrasts between the bread, the meat, and the fixing's, not have everything sog together in a big sloppy mess.
crystalgee
Mar. 30th, 2006 02:02 am (UTC)
agreed.. I really don't like my bread to be so soggy its more of a gooey meat soup..*ick*

I don't mind some gravy and mustard on my sandwich.. *no mayo ..or mah-nez for that matta hawt.:p*

Sorry to hear Juneau's went downhill.. I heard they were very good.
aspoor
Mar. 29th, 2006 06:18 am (UTC)
Please do keep yourself properly fueled while doing this sort of thing... I wouldn't want you to pass out and take a mighty tumble - that would be BAD! *LOL*
macabredelight
Mar. 29th, 2006 03:10 pm (UTC)
mmmmm.... I want one of those without the dill pickles. :D Now I am craving big time
Looks like you are putting alot of work in.
metaphorsbwithu
Mar. 29th, 2006 03:16 pm (UTC)
Oh, preg-a-nant and she don't want no dill pickles! Go eat a rice cake!!

I know. That was mean. I was just kidding.
tera00
Mar. 29th, 2006 05:38 pm (UTC)
Looks like it's coming along well though my friend.

You better be eating sir. You will not feel well at all if you do not.

Cute photo of you as usual.

Always,
B
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