The Demo Diva is going strong

Good Afternoon,

Okay, I have stopped ripping things apart on the back porch, at least for this weekend.  Status update.  I have been removing the sod roof on my back porch and have discovered that it has two layers of wood shakes, and 3 layers of asphalt shingles and at least 3 inches of sod with a clematis vine intertwined.  It is at least 8 feet deep and I have about 2 more feet to go before I have all the stuff off the roof.  Then it is time for the skill saw operator (my husband) to cut the 2×4 rafters down.  I am amazed that they held all that weight.  But they were real 2×4’s from about at least 70’s years ago.  Been leaking for the past 12 years that we have lived here.  This house was what you would call a fixer-upper.  This is one of the last projects we need to do to it.  All the other work has been done.  A comfy little place.  Am still excited that in another month or so, I will have a new porch.  Then I will post pictures.

Next week being “Mother’s Day,”  I will be going to the local Home Depot and shopping for cement, 2×6’s for the porches new roof and 2×6’s for the floor.  I have this vision on how I want it to turn out and I have to see if it turns out how I envision it.

The weekend didn’t start out exactly how I wanted it to, but I am on track again.  Had a little bit of a melt down, but a good nights sleep and beautiful weather today, has made all things right with the world.  I do believe this is the dirtiest job I have ever done.  Had my hazmat polyester hideous outfit on with a hat, scarf around my nose and mouth and pink goggles, a pry bar, hammer, and pruning shears and I set out to tackle the job.  Almost done with the demo, then we will see what the eaves of the house looks like.  Critters have been getting in there so I know it’s not going to be pretty.  Again, I will take pictures to post later.

Now that I have showered, and in my jammy’s, I have to tackle the “sock fairy’s duties” and do a little reading to help me chill out.  I do have a quilt that I am working on in my spare time.  Then it is back to work tomorrow.  You know, the one I get paid for.  I guess you would say I am the “Weekend Porch Warrior.”

Take care and I will update next weekend.

Annie, the Demo Queen

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