|Most of this mess was cleared up at the end of the day but Acacia 'Cousin Itt' is going to need a clean-up this weekend|
Demolition of the existing roof isn't nearly done yet.
|Because there's a slight chance of rain this week (I'm not holding my breath), the roofers decided to approach demolition of the old roof and its restoration in sections rather than addressing the entire roof at the same time|
After the roofers left yesterday, I took a good look at the front garden and discovered more than debris.
|Heavy rolls of tar paper had been tipped over into this planting bed, squashing Leucadendron 'Wilson's Wonder' among other things|
|I tried to pick the rolls up myself but was forced to call in reinforcements to set them right. The Leucadendron was beat up but not crushed and I hope it'll recover without pruning any of the squashed bits out.|
A little later the Santa Ana winds began to blow and, in addition to more debris, tarps, hats, gloves and a heavy insulated roof panel flew off the roof. The roof panel landed right on top of one of my planting beds in the back garden. Meanwhile, my husband made a tour of the roof and discovered that some of the uncovered, newly installed tar paper was being torn by the high winds. He hauled two-by-fours up on the roof to hold the paper down. Luckily, despite ongoing bouts of vertigo, he didn't become collateral damage himself.
I'm so ready for this renovation to be over and done.
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