The roof came off this week. And with it a whole other slew of issues. That said, when the roof was replaced with waterproof sheeting it was quite an improvement over the technicolor dreamcoat roofing we had before.
When the roof came off, we found more scorch marks from the fire (you can see some in the lower left hand corner of the house in this picture) and the contractors spent a lot of time scurrying around trying to figure out how much they needed to fix before the sheeting covered all the flaws.
One problem was hard to miss... there was a 10'x8' gap in the roofing in the attic. This we knew, but it was pretty interesting to actually see through the ceiling of your house to the sky.
In the picture below, I am actually standing on the area above the stairs, after having walked straight out of the attic. Chris and I bought a lot of tongue and groove, and the guys worked to fix these holes, but it was an interesting perspective.
The dumpster truck filled twice with all the waste from the roof. It was amazing how much mess there was.
The driver of the truck, it turns out, was not very good, as on the way out it took out the Comcast line on the way out. A few hours of blocked road later and we were all able to escape again.
The other main project this week was the decking. We originally had a door to nowhere in our bedroom, which presented a bit of a safety hazard.
It was fun to see how quickly the deck was put together - just a few days took us from this:
Though the steps are still a bit... challenging.