Kevin Standlee (kevin_standlee) wrote,
Kevin Standlee

That Darn Roof

Yesterday was Day 2 of work on That Darn Roof for this summer. On Day 1 we set up the ladder. Yesterday, Lisa went up to the roof and hauled up a broom, rake, and other tools for cleaning the moss from the roof. After a little while, she came back down and we went to the hardware store and bought a wire brush because the broom wasn't cutting it -- even in the summer sun, that moss was holding on tight. A pity I didn't realize we would have needed the large wire broom I have down in California -- I could have brought it with me when I drove up. Here's some excerpts of how the afternoon went.

After about an hour of scraping moss under a pounding sun -- it was very warm here yesterday, and won't be much better today -- Lisa had to call it a day. She just barely got down from the roof, and was trembling with what looked like signs of heat exhaustion. Even with the safety lines and harness, this work is very stressful. I'd volunteer to do it myself, but we're concerned that the roof might not support my additional weight.

The plan is, once we get enough moss cleared, for Lisa to nail down wooden strips -- you can see the first one in this video -- and staple plastic to them, then apply goop to that to try and keep the water off of the damaged section of roof when the rains return, which won't be too long from now.
Tags: lisa, mehama

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