Monday, August 18, 2008

Roofing Sucks

Of course, Mark and I had to schedule our roofing job for the 3 HOTTEST days of the entire summer. And because we were trying to cut down on costs we ended up hiring roofers from Medicine Hat to come to town and do the job. A job we would help with. Again to keep the cost down.

Right here I should state that Mark did most of the really hard work. Little did we know that one cheap ass owner after another in this house had opted to re-roof by simply laying another layer of shingles on top of the old ones. Fuckers. This meant that not only did we now have to remove 3 layers of shingles, the bin we got for the job was WAY too small. And I had ordered the biggest one the had. Our yard currently looks like we decided to detonate the roof off with firecrackers, rather then stripping it. Pieces of shingle in 3 different colours litter the ground everywhere. Of course, this could have been avoided if ANY company in the waste removal field deigned themselves worth to work on a weekend. I had no idea that the thinking in this fields is: nobody does any type of work on the weekend that could possibly need our garbage removal services - bahhh!

This line of thinking, also seems to extend to other services such as rental equipment and a great many professional trades people. Which is why I have spend the last 2 weekends on the phone BEGGING people to come do a job. One for which I have the total intention of paying them for. And been very unsuccessful at it. Which has caused me to resolve the following: never will I do home renos myself again, I will never live in a place that needs major home renos (I think I can handle putting an Ikea cabinet together myself), and will stop listing houses for sale in the dead zone of August when nothing moves. Amen!

1 comment:

Unknown said...

THREE layers?? Good Lord! That is some back breaking work, too. I feel for ya.