Two main things to mention here: new roof and Austin’s 1st birthday.
- Our house
iswas on the original roof. That’s not crazy since the house was built in 1985. But with three-tab 25 year shingles, the roof was starting to look original. Luckily, I know a guy, if you know what I mean. He came over, took professional measurements, got a quote from Roofers Supply, and awaited my word. I went in and made the purchase and scheduled delivery of roughly $2100 of materials — 30 year architectural shingles, pipe flashing, ridge caps, 4 turtle vents, and nails. They came and we got started. My buddy reminded me how to do this roofing thing and he also did a lot of the “hard” stuff, namely handling the valleys. I really appreciated his help and time sacrifice he made to come over a few times to get me back on track. It took me more than a month to finish the job because we’re so dang busy — oh yeah, and I went to Europe in the middle of all this. The roof looks great!
- Austin turned one year old November 22. Jen made a little cake for the little monster, cupcakes for the rest of us, and little monster picks to adorn the sugary offering. She also made Austin a monster onesie that he wore on the special day. This kid really is a (happy) monster. We have to hide our garbage cans, child lock all drawers, barricade the bathroom, watch stairs, etc. Our lives are a constant battle of following this kid around the house picking up what he destroys. It was amusing for the first little while; now it’s just tiring!