When this old world is getting me down I know place to go that’s trouble proof…Up on the roof. Well, even artists have to make roof repairs sometimes when the high winds blow away flashing and tear the roofing materials. A major landmark in Annapolis, the Hammond Harwood house suffered major roof damage in these winds, so I feel lucky to have gotten off so lightly. So here are a few pictures from my adventure. An adventure that I would rather not have taken for: In the words of Danny Glover in the movie Lethal Weapon, “I’m getting to old for this shit.”
These are the two views: Up and Down Either direction can be a little tricky. I like the view from up on the roof. It reminds me of all the years I spent painting houses…I’d be up on a ladder two or three stories up and have a grand view of the town. And being up so high with so little to support one can be just a little exhilarating. Then I saw the damage. A bit of torn roofing and a bit of flashing blown away in the valley.
These two shots taken from the top of the second ladder. Went back and got some repair materials . I found the missing piece of flashing out on the street last night, which let me know that I had one of my chores set out for me today. As I said..not too bad.
I wore some old sweat clothes so all I got roofing tar on was my hands and not too much of that. Roof patching cement is pretty messy stuff. I’ve been doing this sort of thing since I was 17 or so and I’m only just a little neater than I was then…I’ve only done limited work as a roofer. I did work for a roofer for a while in San Francisco. And finally a view of my neighbor and his dad surveying a project of their own.