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I've been slacking on my blog posts here. We have had so many projects ! I still haven't even updated about the basement work and crazy shit we found in the walls this summer. I'll do that soon.

So, here's just a few pics of our roof -- the new one was installed last week by ..oh, let's just call him "Joe Shingleclamp". Many of the laborers in this crazy little town have names that match their profession. I'm not kidding.

Here's our new roof:

Of course what's a good house project without some pessimism on my part.

two things that are driving me crazy--

the shingles seemed to have some brown in them before they went up. The color is 'dual black' and had no brown in the tile I picked out, but the full shingle looked different.

I mostly see black on the roof, but in certain light, i see brown:

but then -- and my lovely wife will kill me for this -- here's my other problem. When I had our lammpost installed I wasn't really thinking about this...

...But when I saw these pictures I realized that our lamppost basically blocks the windows:

I think it looks kind of weird, quite honestly, and when I did some searching about this topic I saw a lot of people say it should really be to the side of the windows. Sigh. I mean, it would look fine just on the other side of the pergola and probably wouldn't be a big deal to move at some point in the future, but still, what was I thinking??


Dec. 6th, 2008 12:48 am (UTC)
Some thoughts:

Isn't a little bit of brown a good thing?

Lamp post blocking the window? You crazy.

However, A "dog murphy bed" is an idea I can get behind! Do that!

Dec. 6th, 2008 12:54 am (UTC)
no, the brown is not a good thing. not with this color green and the gray-based basement. why, do you see brown too?