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My tools were on fire up there ...

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BUT THAT WASN'T A GOOD THING AT ALL


No, after a mild stretch late morning the sun beat down on me about as bad as I've ever felt it. My feet were burning through my shoe soles, the sweat was pouring off me, and my tools were too hot to touch at times.

I did make some progress after losing almost all of Friday to rain. If it wasn't for that, I'd be in very good shape for Sunday. Here's what I've got ahead of me:

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First, you can see that I've finally removed all the old roofing material and now have the top covered with new roofing felt. I'm ready to complete the shingling process, then start cutting and nailing all those ridge caps. I figure I'll have to do about 200 of them roughly meaning I'll have to cut up at least 2 1/2 bundles of shingles for that.

You may also notice I installed that wind turbine in the back. I checked in the attic to make sure there were no wires, pipes, etc. before cutting the opening for the turbine. I leveled it pretty easily too this time although that may be because I struggled with the first one I put over my guest room. You have to level it in two directions so that as you adjust one side, you may throw the other side off. Maybe I was just lucky. Hopefully it'll direct some of that hot air in my attic out and help out my central a/c system a little. It can't hurt.

I slept terribly again last night, coughing incessantly because I drank milk last night, and then getting severe leg cramps I could just not work out of my calves. I guess it's from all the stressful positions and walking on my roof. I had no choice but to get up and stretch and walk around but nothing helped. I think they went away after 4 a.m. after which I went to sleep until about 8:15.

Okay, bath water's run, then off to get something to eat. Have a good night!

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el_jefe59
Jul. 30th, 2006 06:23 am (UTC)
Ooooh, I have awaked with leg cramps. It's an experience that thoroughly sucks. I hope you're feeling better.
metaphorsbwithu
Jul. 31st, 2006 02:50 pm (UTC)
Thankfully I had none the last two nights. Still haven't slept well at all though. I've been experimenting on an ice cream concoction for Halloween. **LOL** I'm allergic to dairy, as you know, so it's a big sacrifice and causes me stomach and sleep problems. I just can't help it sometimes.
el_jefe59
Jul. 31st, 2006 03:15 pm (UTC)
Ice cream? Halloween? Mmmmmmmm!
aspoor
Jul. 31st, 2006 03:18 am (UTC)
You're really beating yourself to death up there! *tsk-tsk*
metaphorsbwithu
Jul. 31st, 2006 02:46 pm (UTC)
That's okay. I was pretty beat-up before anyway. I do try to pace myself though. :)
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