Pitched In

There is quite the vista from our current work project but the pitch is a titch higher than my comfort zone. But it’s like this – the project needs to be done and so I am pushing outside my comfort zone. It was all fun and games the first four rows were I was standing on the one level scaffolding. Easy peasy to pull out the phone and take a photo of the beautiful sunset. I had hoped it would also catch the patina of those wonderful shingles but alas it doesn’t really.

Then we added the second level of scaffolding and the first couple rows were ok. Then I had to reach out and put one foot on the roof for the next few. So not fun. By now the tall guy has joined me after finishing the steps and he makes it look easy. His height and reach and heavier hammer blow out 2/3 of a row to my 1/3. But as he reminds me it’s  not a race. Now we’re up so high that we long since have both feet on the roof and are scampering up and down like monkeys.

Well ok maybe that’s an exaggeration but the truth is the longer you do it the easier it gets being up there. I’m still not in love with being near the edge but am trying to do my share. It’s  harder on your ankle joints and feet more than anything else so 2 rows alone or 3 together is our max before stepping down for a few mins.

The last row of paper is up now and Grampa got four rows done himself today. I did go up to snap lines but leaving a toddler and a preschooler on the ground for longer than that wouldn’t have been responsible. Momma wasn’t sure how responsible we were being when I sent her this picture. But seriously this is no higher than the average play structure landing.

Tomorrow is slated for rain so hopefully Tuesday we can finish off this side. Then to demo the other side and take what I’ve learnt on this side for a quicker job on side two. I’d love to wrap this up before our annual summer R & R.

There are so many great artsy photos to close with that chosing is hard. This one wins because every year I have taken an alfalfa field view towards the house, often with a dog or two in it. In fact I’d love to pull them all together into one post this winter. In this one the house looks all dreamy up there on the hill. Oh and if you are interested in seeing more creative photos from me check out my new blog called ThreeSixFiveSnap where I post a unedited daily photo.

Bernie

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