Roof Shingles, Window, Door, and Dirt

We could see people on the roof as we drove up to the house this morning. This man is working on the garage roof.

The plumber came around the corner of the house and said, “we have a problem”.  His English was very poor so we followed him to figure out what the problem was. We had seen that the water spigot was very close to the window sill outside our bedroom. He was attempting to move the spigot to the left of the window, but that was solid concrete-filled concrete block.  He pointed to a spot below the spigot and looked at me with a question on his face.  I shook my head and said yes, that was fine. I think he was a little self-conscious when I took his picture.

We continued around the back corner of the house and saw that some dirt had been filled in behind the house.  Then I noticed that the “recess” had been cut out for the sliding-glass door in our bedroom.

I took another picture of the plumbers outside the window.

Then a dump truck came around the corner with more dirt.  They are building up the level of ground behind the house so they can pour a patio back there for the “bird-cage” screen room. He assured me that it will have a nice slope away from the house and there will be room for a flower bed.

The plumbers were finishing up the spigot move.

We walked around to the other side of the house to watch the woman nailing down shingles. About 11:30 or so, the roofers came down from the top of the house.  They had very heavy European accents that I did not recognize.  They told us they were going to do a very good job on our roof.  I asked how long it would take them.  He said three days, counting today.  Then he told us that before they got into their fifties, it would take two days.  But, now that they are in their fifties, it takes three days.

We went home for lunch and then had to make another run to the bank in Orlando.  When our business was done at the bank, we stopped at Costco – just because it was so close by. We only had a few items on our Costco shopping list.  We each got one of those Costco mocha freeze drinks and sat and chilled while watching shoppers haul out cart loads of goods.

Of course, we had to make another inspection when we got back to Leesburg in the early evening. The living room window was installed.

And, so was the sliding-glass door in the bedroom.

The ground-level at the back of the house was noticeably higher.

I walked out past of lot line to get a picture of the house from the rear. They are not done with it yet.

We noticed that several of the thru-hull fixtures had foam oozing out.  It was dried at that point.  This is an outdoor electrical outlet on the back of the house. I thought it was funny.

There was even more water in the bathtubs.

Here is a closeup of the roof shingles. I chose the lightest gray option, thinking it would be best for the Florida summer sun.

The City of Leesburg was here today too.  This little forest of flags is marking electric, water, sewer, gas, and “reuse” (?) lines.  All the utilities are located on the garage side of the homes in the development.  So our neighbor on the garage side will have their garage next to ours.  The neighbor on the front porch side will have their garage on the far side from us.  So, utilities run in between every other house.


7 thoughts on “Roof Shingles, Window, Door, and Dirt

  1. derrickjknight August 2, 2017 / 5:17 am

    I’ll bet they’d like your photos for their promotional material


  2. JR Smullen August 2, 2017 / 7:54 am

    Hello Dinata,

    I am thinking that the “reuse” line might be the water source for your sprinkler system. We don’t have it in our development, but the one right next to us has “reclaimed water” that comes from the city (it is processed from the sewer system) to water their yards. Unlike those of us with either “city water” or “well water”, the folks that use “reclaimed water” do not have any water use restrictions. They can water as often as they like and whenever they want. If you have reclaimed water, that is a GOOD thing. If the “reuse” flags are purple, that’s probably what they are. PS are the drains to the tubs open?



    • Dinata Misovec August 2, 2017 / 8:51 pm

      Thanks JR. I was figuring it might have something to do with lawn watering, but could not figure out how that would work. And, yes, some of those flags are purple.

      The bathtub drains are sealed shut. I hope someone knows what they are doing. The water level had not changed today.


  3. Peter's pondering August 6, 2017 / 10:52 am

    I reckon the workers are soaking their feet at the end of a long hard day!


    • Dinata Misovec August 6, 2017 / 9:09 pm

      The two putting the roof shingles on quit at noon every day, before it got too hot up there. The company inspector told us that it is better not to be walking on the shingles when they are too hot from the sun.

      Liked by 1 person

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