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While returning home from a Saturday of rental rehab, the local weather forecast was calling for an increasing chance of rain early in the week.

And I had already lined up my tear-off helper for Sunday. Crap!

Well, the next morning, he showed up raring to go, but my fear of a deluge while the roof was torn off gave me pause. So we loaded the backside of the roof with the remaining bundles of shingles, and took a break away from the severe clear of the late morning’s sunshine.

“Have you checked the weather forecast today?” asked Pam.

Well, no, I hadn’t. Pulling up Weather Underground on the iPad, a string of zero-percent-probabilities were staring me in the face.
Hmm. This is the website started by a guy I used to play Ultimate with, Dr. Jeff Masters, and I trust him.
Okay, let’s do this!

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Even Pam got into the act, sweeping and keeping the scraps moving toward the dumpster. By 1630, we had the roof completely torn off, and enjoyed a beer.

All of Monday, a good part of Tuesday and half of Wednesday were spent prepping and felting the deck with 30 pound tar paper, and as of noontime Wednesday, let it rain!

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Barb, you may now celebrate. 😉

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4 Comments

  1. Tom what is this “Rental Rehab”?
    Roof is looking good. Love your lawn! That is low maintenance!

    • It’s when we spend a few days sprucing up a house so the new tenants aren’t horrified when they move in. Paint, windows, fridge, oven, etc.

  2. we love weather underground here- to think I know someone that knows someone that knows the weather !! whoo hoo !!! 🙂

    • I’m such a name-dropper.
      He used to fly airplanes into hurricanes for NOAA!
      Not sure, but I think Jeff has sold the site off to the Weather Channel.


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