Friday, 12 July 2013

You Know You're Roofing When...

  • You go to sleep with hands shaped as if they are holding a utility knife, hammer, or nail gun
  • You can't tell if an itchy arm is irritated from sunburn or shingle dust (heh)
  • You start right before 8:00 am to avoid the sun
  • Everyone needs a break at 10:30, only an hour and a half after beginning
  • You not only acquire a "farmers tan," but also one at the wrist, where your gloves are worn
  • Your jokes involve tools. "RN" no longer stands for "Registered Nurse" but "Red Nail gun."
  • Everyone rests in the afternoon, when the temperature is at its hottest
  • You think of nothing but what it takes to get the job done

Yep. That and landscaping is what we've been up to.

Roofing! It is a bit more than slightly exhausting, and I have kindly refrained from displaying our hideous dirty selves across this page, so this photo symbolizes, or represents, that which we have risen early for. Too bad there's no nail gun (shots...) 

As this is all the post I can manage for now, au revoir!



  1. 'Nice'. Or not? But good job doing hard work and getting things done.

    What sort of landscaping are you doing? At your home or elsewhere? You shall have to tell me sometime; I am curious, and might have to force you to let me help you.

  2. The post was wittily written, I couldn't stop from laughing after reading the very first sentence! Haha! Well, at least you can tell that the roofing project is doing fine. It's not difficult to tell based on this little peak at your shingles that you let us see. So how are things going? Please update us soon!
    Allyson @ Affordable Roofing Systems

  3. Funny how we only start realizing certain things when someone has pointed them out. Yeah, these are truly the actual things one experiences when doing their own roofing. #realtalk Lol! Nelson@Royal Roofing & Siding

  4. Thank you for giving us the inside scoops of how it really is when you do your own roofing. Roofing is, indeed, exhausting. But it's great to see that you managed all to set these shingles accordingly and safeguard your home against any weather. Good job!
    Rolf @ Northern Virginia Roofing & Exteriors

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