Monday, May 19, 2008

A new roof

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Big Daddy says,"Wake up! The roofer is coming!"

Yep, new roof going on the house starting today. Can I afford it? No, but I also can't afford to not do it.

Luckily, my roofer is flexible with the payment terms, and is willing to barter. His wife will be getting a new shawl, and fresh eggs, and a lot of nice compost for their garden. I'll also take care of their dogs when they go on vacation.

Edited to Add: Woohoo! In tearing off the old roof, the roofer found out that only one section of the roof did not have sheathing. So most of that pile on the right can go back, and the labor time also went down significantly. Yeehaw! Maybe I will get it paid off in this lifetime! Everybody do the peasant dance of joy!

9 comments:

cornbread hell said...

that's awesome.
more story material when "gunnar comes to visit"...and you found an outlet for your eggs. woohoo!

Tipper said...

Bartering is always nice. Love Big Daddy.

Olga said...

Thats really decent of him to do trading with you, gotta have a good roof in your neck of the woods!

Annie said...

AAGH! The roofer(his brother, actually) just fell and sliced open his arm on the metal he was installing in the valleys. I wrapped him up and he insisted on driving himself into town, where his gf would then take him to the ER. He said he would be back tomorrow.

rilera said...

Woo hoo Annie! I'm glad there's some good news out of this.

Annie said...

Talk about die hard. He came back tonight, with 14 stitches in his arm, to re-tarp the roof.

Cindy said...

I'm glad he's ok. As for the roof, bartering is essential on a limited or non-existent budget. Thank heaven's you have so much with which to barter.

Turtle said...

That is good news! So good of them to barter as well!

MJ said...

Sheesh, you Minnesotans are tough!