There were a few “big things” that our little casita needed when we bought it (as is) back in June. The biggest? The one that gave me the most indigestion? One of the things you don’t want to see when the inspector hands you his/her report? That you need a new roof. Oy vey.
We triple bid the work on the roof before we even bought the place, mostly because we wanted to know how much it would cost us before we decided to buy the house. Even with the roof costs, the house remained in our budget. The good part is that we didn’t need to replace the Spanish tiles, just the flat tar section in the back of the house. That was a relief.
Then, in order to give us a bit more time, and honestly, to save up a little more moolah, we decided to wait to get the roof done before the rains hit (which is what happens in “winter time” in Northern California).
The roofers came on Thursday and worked and worked. And they got the roof on, and the work done. And then God showed up on Friday and rained and rained. Good timing for both!
I’m excited to have this project done, it was literally “hanging over my head” for months in more ways than one. Getting a new roof is one of those projects that’s necessary, but completely un-sexy, so I really happy that we can now save up for something more exciting like a kitchen reno. Or a master bath overhaul. 🙂
Here’s the big old truck that showed up on Thursday morning. Zoom loved watching them unload all of the roofing materials.
You can see one of the roofers, throwing some of the debris off our roof.
Zoom was alternately curious and terrified of the work that was going on.