Inching Along. Slowly.

A few weeks ago.


Today. You can see that the triangle under the big window is now done.


And that little area took much of the afternoon.

That it happened at all was because the weather suddenly jumped to fifty. Whoee!!!!!!!!

That little area took so much time because it involved a lot of odd angled shingles, and each had to be measured and fitted into place. Often, they didn’t fit so had to be recut. And often after all that, the original shingles (turned over and sanded) split in half (or worse) when nailing even though they were pre-drilled.

And all this happened by lying down on the rough roof shingles and hammering at odd angles.

The large area to the left of the big window should go lighting-fast by comparison!




  1. Seth Hoffman on March 11, 2019 at 10:24 pm

    Yes, the tedious little corners always take so much longer than you think! Looking good!

  2. Desiree on March 12, 2019 at 12:36 am

    You are doing such a good job Ross!! I love seeing such great quality work.

  3. Derek Walvoord on March 12, 2019 at 9:05 am

    I had to shingle a wall a few years ago. Are you using a battery powered circular saw? This really made my time on the scaffolding much more efficient. I think mine was a small diameter blade – maybe 5″?

  4. Hannah VanLaanen on March 12, 2019 at 12:01 pm

    looks so good!

  5. Dan Goodall-Williams on March 13, 2019 at 6:41 pm

    Inching along is better than nothing!
    Looks great.

  6. Nancy from Georgia on March 30, 2019 at 3:00 am

    If there is some kind of award for Heroic Restoration I will nominate you for it forthwith. Your dedication to the details constantly floors me. I’m a big fan of slap-dashery, so your patience just makes my head swimmy. Charge on, intrepid Ross, and may a million restoration angles sing you to the finish line!

  7. Marilyn Franks on May 7, 2019 at 12:29 pm

    Just remember the Sistine chapel and how Michelangelo suffered for his art. 😀 You’re an arteest! 😀

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