Don’t you hate it when the scope of a job becomes a living growing thing? And the cost seems to multiply right along with it? We’re kind of in the thick of a situation like that now.
What began as a simple addition and roof project has been expanded. While removing the fascia on the sunroom between the new porches, we discovered a problem.
The original builders used pine boards instead of cedar. And besides not weathering well, carpenter bees have made Swiss cheese out of them. And it appears to be the same around the whole house.
Where there is gutter, the wood was never even treated beneath them.
As much as we hate to, we really need to replace it all. In a perfect world, we would have had plenty of time to do that before the roofers come tomorrow morning.
But it’s just not going to happen.
For the past several weeks, my husband has had to put in extra long days at work to keep a highly visible job on schedule. So, we’ve been working on the project by spot lights after he finally drags himself home. Fun, right? Lol! Not really.
Last night, three friends worked with my husband (using spot lights) to tear off the hardest to reach boards and get them replaced. Because of the height and the overhang, they had to lean over the roof to do the job.
But there is still lots more to do, and the rest will have to be done while the roofers work.
One way or another, my husband will see that the work gets done. But it is going to be a super crazy busy next few days, and I would really really covet your prayers, especially for him.
- For safety for all.
- That he’ll be able to locate the (still) needed cedar lumber and supplies tonight. (We bought out every decent board our local Lowes had last week.) And that we’ll get a decent price. Obviously, this wasn’t in our budget.
- That the roofers will be willing to work around and with us.
- That my husband will be able to manage his project at work, as well as this project, without loosing his mind or his job. :)
- That we’ll not forget anything important, and that we’ll be able to rest in the fact that God is in control. Even of the unexpected.