What we are doing:

In what spare time we have, we decided to spend it (and our savings) on remodeling our rowhouse in South Philly. When we purchased our casa it was a 3 story, 5 bedroom, 1 bath that hadn't been touched in 50+ years. It's currently a 4 bed, 2 bath construction site with so much more to do it's hard to believe.

We use this blog to mark progress, say hi to friends and family, rant about the process of remodeling, and try to have some fun along the way.

- Bryan and Christina

Monday, August 4, 2008

We're getting too good at writing checks...

So if you read my post from last night, you already know that our stucco contractor was sending over a roofer today to fix an issue with the roofing and the new stucco. Whatever, not a big deal.

Well as of 6:50 this morning, we're getting a new rubber roof. For the shingled house dwellers, a rubber roof is what it sounds like: it's a membrane of rubber that is placed on the roof and is sealed. It creates a water tight roof for us folks with flat roofs where it's possible water can just sit and hang out if things aren't done right.

It's funny how you can make pretty good size decisions after being awake for 20 minutes and before even thinking about a cup of coffee.

But the reality is that we knew we were going to need a new roof come winter. After walking around a couple of the levels over the past few months, we've noticed some cracking of the silver coat, and even had to get one area patched. Jimmy the roofer confirmed this with a couple of demonstrations as to just how close we were to having some BIG issues. :(

It's just who wants to wake up on a Monday to have that level of reality hit you? Between the new stucco and the roof, all we have left is to replace the rest of the windows and this damn house is ready to roll I guess. That's the positive side of it I suppose.

But it's still early on a Monday, so we'll see what else is in store for today.

- Bryan

1 comment:

Dad/Bruce said...

Sometimes, when it rains, it pours.....in your case sounds like it's raining money around your house! But, the good news - you'll be snug & dry this winter! - at least on the third floor......(you know heat rises....) I can see your cats comfy on your bed all winter.

Dad/ Bruce