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A dirty rotten little setback ...



I thought this was going to be the easy side because it sustained the least damage from Katrina. Unfortunately, there must have been a lot of slow leakage and moisture retention because the edge sheathing was about 25% rotted almost all across the side of my house.

I ripped it all out, had to make a couple of splices to nail the new sheathing, and got nearly two-thirds of it done before I began hearing ominous thunder in the distance. This is what it looked like before the rains came:


The old wood was better than what they sell now. The sheathing I pulled out was a true 3/4" thick and 8 inches wide. The sheathing I have is 11/16 " X about 5 1/2". That means I'll have to rip some strips about 2 1/4' wide to fill in the empty space inside ... not very difficult but it just takes more time. Then I'll remove the old shingles and begin putting down new roofing felt and shingles.

I'm guessing it will be about 2,400 square feet over my main residence. I think I did about 700 square feet over my quest room/ utility room so you see I have a lot more to do. Maybe I'll take some exact measurements tomorrow to estimate how much material I'm going to need.

I was hoping the rain would hold up another day so I could put up some roofing felt to help keep out the rain but it looks like we'll have a good bit tonight unless most of it blows over. I had to nail down some tarps again in the wind and did a rush job so I hope the rain isn't heavy.

Well, that's it for another sparkling Saturday down here in the land of dreams. Hope yours all come true. Night all!

oh wah, oh wah, oh wah, oh wah, oh wah, oh wah

Why do fools fall in love?
why do birds sing so gay?
And lovers await the break of day
Why do they fall in love?

Why does the rain fall from above?
Why do fools fall in love?
Why do they fall in love?


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Jun. 25th, 2006 12:37 am (UTC)
Before you go to sleep, you might want to check out my latest post. A picture of my dog, and me. Yep. I finally did it.
Jun. 25th, 2006 02:42 am (UTC)
You made that new icon just to get my attention, didn't you?? *LOL* ^_^

Work looks good so far - hope you can keep up with your task! *hug*
Jun. 25th, 2006 04:11 am (UTC)
Yeah ... that's partly true. I have so many icons's I've accumulated and never used and the Safety First one is one I had in my file but was really hard to see. When you mentioned Lloyd, I decided to use it and cropped it so you could see more detail. He did that scene, as you may know, with a prosthesis on his right hand (he lost a thumb and forefinger in a stupid promotional stunt) and without a safety net.

Your Clara Bow icon is one of the coolest pics of her I've ever seen, btw. If you'd like to see more silent stars (and near stars) go here:


Have a good night, April!
Jun. 25th, 2006 04:19 am (UTC)
Yeah, I knew about the fingers - youch! I just watched Show People today (with Marion Davies), and I think I saw him in there somewhere, basically playing an extra/non-credit role... but I'm not sure...

Thanks for the link!!! =B

BTW - This may be a silly question, but I've been wondering about that icon of yours as well - who is it an illustration of?
Jun. 25th, 2006 04:42 am (UTC)
That's Fay Wray a few years before King Kong on the cover of Motion Picture magazine.
Jun. 25th, 2006 04:54 am (UTC)
Ah, okay... The image said "Fay", so that's what I thought, but I wanted to make sure. =)
Jun. 25th, 2006 04:17 am (UTC)
Ed, you constantly amaze me with how very handy you are. You are doing a fabulous job on that house of yours. Can't wait to see it when it's finished.

Sorry about the set back but you of course will overcome it.
Jun. 25th, 2006 12:08 pm (UTC)
that did look like a big setback. Hope the rain wasn't too bad for you. Its drizzling here and is supposed to rain most of the day. Taking Ian to see the movie Cars. I hope he can sit in his seat and not bebop around. He hasn't been to the movies since last October or so when we went to see the halloween Wallace and Gromit movie. He was in Mike's lap, my lap and his seat the entire time. LOL
I spent the day with Kim yesterday and Ian was with us since Mike is out of town. It was so good seeing her again and we talked about baby this and baby that almost the entire time. Went swimming in her pool, went to lunch and then went to look at baby stuff. :D We even got our babies matching blue sparkly tennis shoes. I still can't believe there will be a baby here in my house in 6 or so weeks. YIKES!! how scary!
Hope your sunday goes well.
Jun. 26th, 2006 07:12 pm (UTC)
Damn Ed

Seems like the roof will never end...

Shame we couldn't gather up the worker bees and come over and finish the job... You could fire up the grill ... we could bring the beer...

your optimism is overwhelming.
Jun. 27th, 2006 02:25 am (UTC)
Oh, the roof thing will end pretty soon, if I don't find extensive rot on the Western side. The heat's the worse thing now ... just blistering up there.

Once I do finish the the roof, there are the fascia and soffits and gutters to do, plus some more braces in the attic of the roof I built. I also have to do more work on the flat area over the breezeway to make that water tight.

Then there's the inside, with major work in the guest room and utility room and lots of ceiling work in the rest of my house. But I know what you mean. It would be nice to have that kind of spirit and caring, even once in a while. I really don't expect and wouldn't want people here all the time. I'd feel so guilty. But people don't know what they're missing by not doing a good deed for someone once in a while ... and I'm not saying that because it's me who needs it. I always got the best feeling from helping people who really couldn't pay me back, but you don't see much of that anymore. It's kind of sad really.
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