I reckon I’d better take care of it. Problem is, I don’t really know what I am doing! So I am following a combination of my neighbor’s advice and what I read on the interwebz. I spent a good bit of this afternoon scraping off stuff that was chipping off of the roof, mostly around seams and vent openings and such, with the intent of putting down new roofing goo. I had a bucket up there to throw crap in. Then I came up with an amazing idea … the Shop Vac! It scared my neighbor when I started hauling that up the ladder, but I kinda like to live life on the edge, a li’l off balance perhaps. I realized I might have an idea for a fabulous invention … a scraper that sucks all the scrapings up, hmmm.
Anyway, I’ve got 4 weeks til closing on the house. I still have a ton of stuff to do. My neighbor has been a tremendous help, even if he is a horny old man who tries to make me feel like he deserves into my pants for all his help. I constantly tell him that I don’t want him to do anything if he expects sex in return, so he knows he ain’t ever gonna get there but still helps nonetheless.
Well, he is leaving to join his wife in Florida tomorrow. It was only supposed to be for 2 weeks, but something has come up. He is most likely not gonna be back to Franklin before I leave. Shit! He helped me take the old awning down, but we couldn’t put the new one up cuz I lost a few parts. Story of my life … I lose stuff. So now I am faced with installing an awning all by myself. Having few friends presents such problems now and then. I’m not too worried; I will figure it out.
I’m doin’ what I can with what I have. I will make mistakes, but I will learn from them all. I enjoy the challenge and adventure.