And they all said . . .

"AMEN"  (fans of Fr. Jim Trick will understand this one)

I'm so very happy to report that the roofing project is done!  Dad and Adam still have work to do on the edges, gutters, whatever.  But the bulk of the work is done!!  

{ Even Batman is Happy }

We're so lucky to have had so many great people helping.  I told our helpers that if we found a million dollars lining the inside of the roof - well, they'd all get a cut.  Nothing exciting happened except for the hard labor of removing 5 layers of shingles (a total of 5.78 tons according to the Dumpsterman invoice I received today - yikes!)

SPECIAL THANKS GOES TO:

Dad Schmidt, Dad Suchland, my brother Steve,  our friends Eric (a.k.a Partner), Justin, and Jeff.  Brothers Munch, Bruce, Rod (Mr. Pleiman) Pleiman.  Also, cousins Cory, Jace and Tommy Walkoff.  Geez, I hope I didn't forget anyone.

Special thanks to the spouses of the above.  I know it's not fun having your husband be gone two beautiful weekends in a row.  We so appreciate the help and look forward to returning the favor someday.

But seriously - these guys worked really, really hard.  And they loaned us tools, donated some of their old supplies and didn't grump once (to my face).  It really meant alot to us that so many quality people were on hand to help.

{ Progression of the Roof }

Clearly there is still a lot of work to be done on the exterior.  Fresh paint (very obviously), a spiffy door, windows with clean glass, an awning and window boxes are all on the list.  The inside is still a mess.  A big one.  But we will have all winter to transform 55 North Main into something great.

More pictures will follow after I get my work caught up!!  Special thanks also go to my fabulous clients who are being patient as I figure out how to balance everything.