David and I went to his parents’ for Thanksgiving, and while we were gone, the roofers finally started on our roof!! Back story: when we first looked at our house on the market, the previous owners were totally upfront and honest about the condition of the roof… which was that it probably wouldn’t make it through another winter. It was very old and needed to be replaced. For whatever crazy reason, David and I still put an offer on the house and at our home inspection, our inspector told us the same thing.
We decided to install a metal roof. It is about twice as expensive as shingles, which was on the roof before, but it’s much more durable (we won’t have to replace it or really fix anything about it while we’re living in this house, knock on wood) and I also love the look of metal roofs. Not to mention, they sound incredible when it rains. Here are some of my inspirational roofs I found:
This one is very close to us– about 10 minutes away. Their house was featured in the November issue of Southern Living magazine!
Isn’t that neat!? From freaking 1984! Not sure yet what to do with it (other than be careful with it and not keep it by a window!)… any ideas??
4 thoughts on “Roof Shenanigans”
How cute would it be if you could find a way to make that newspaper into a table top on a refurbished end table? It would make for a great original piece!
I rarely get to use buckwheat flour. But your recipe has inspired me to try the flour out. I may buy a bag of it when I swing by the grocery store soon. After all, it's nice to be gluten-free once in a while! Thanks for the inarpistion!
Slip it into an archival plastic sleeve! http://www.avery.com/avery/en_us/Products/General-Supplies/Report-Covers/Plastic-Sleeves_72311.htm
That will keep it nice and safe. The things you learn working in a rare-books library!
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