Wednesday morning, a crew of 12 roofers descended on our house. Plus several boss men.
In a matter of minutes, we realized that replacing the fascia boards while they worked was going to be extremely hard. We would never be able to keep up!
Especially when, minutes after starting, my husband had an accident on the ladder! One of the 16 foot boards, which he was removing from above the garage, pulled off unexpectedly. It took him and the ladder down to the cement in a hurry.
Besides his foot, arm and shoulder, he conked his head pretty good.
It was NOT a good way to start the day!
In spite of my worries, and determined to keep going, he went right back to work.
Ten minutes later, four friends in tool belts showed up to lend a hand. Our neighbors are SO wonderful! I can’t even begin to tell you how thankful I was to see them!
Although my husband worked along with them for a few hours, by noon he had no choice but to sit down. His foot was hurting a lot. My nurse friend felt pretty sure it wasn’t broken, which is good. Because there was no way I was going to convince him to leave while all this work was going on.
Thankfully, all the work we hoped to accomplish was finished by yesterday afternoon.
Here are a few before and after pictures of the work. I think the new roof and trim look nice!
Front: Before new trim and roof.
Back: Before porch and new roof.
Our porches aren’t finished. But we’re thankful to be this far.
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My husband returned to work this morning. He is still limping around on that foot. If it doesn’t start getting better soon, I’m going to have to drag him in get it checked out. Pray for wisdom there. He really hates to go to the doctor. What man doesn’t??
Thank you all so much for your prayers!
And have a wonderful weekend!