Late Afternoon Sun

Weed Backlit By Afternoon Sun

Apparently my cranky pants are still firmly in place today. This happens when roofers begin work at the butt crack of dawn right outside my window.

You’d think I’d be used to this by now. I’ve dealt with construction noises in my neighborhood since we moved in 16 years ago, only ever getting a few months here and there of quiet.

The difference? Almost every single house behind me, new houses that are only about 2 years old, are getting a new roof put on. Have you ever heard a new roof getting put on? It is non-stop banging from the start to the finish of the project. There are a LOT of new houses behind me.

I do feel bad for the homeowners because no one should have to replace the roof on a house that is only a few years old. When we saw the first one getting done, it was confusing, but just chalked it up to a potential random thing. Then a few days later, a couple more houses were getting the same treatment. Then a couple more. The only thing we can come up with is that there had to have been some major recall or defect in the roofing. And DAMN! That has got to suck.

Still, I really wish stuff like this didn’t start so frickin’ early in the morning!

Author: TJ Fox

I am a slightly sane artist, amateur photographer, book addict, wife, mom and raging introvert. I have more hobbies than I can count, so it is beyond shocking that I manage to find time to do any of them, let alone most of them and still have time to do anything else. Of all the talents I claim, writing wasn’t one of them until my muse dropped the idea for a book on my head.

15 thoughts on “Late Afternoon Sun”

    1. I usually use the less nice version of the phrase, but tried to keep this post on the cleaner side today. 😀 My sense of humor is directly tied to how willing I am to actually keep it clean. We’ll see how long that humor lasts if I have too many mornings like this one.

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  1. I feel your pain! One of our old houses we lived at, when we moved in, it was fine. Then a month later they started building houses beside us, and in front of us. We basically lived on a building site and our windows were always covered in dust.

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    1. It seems that every time I’ve been forced to be around construction sites, I’m destined to get a nail in a tire. Having most of the new construction out of the the path we take to get out of our neighborhood was awesome, so I’m hoping like crazy that the roofing won’t make that a hazard again.

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      1. 😄 I’m sorry, I shouldn’t laugh, but that is exactly what happened to us! I had to have 2 tyres changed due to nails! I hope that the roofing phase will be over quickly for you, and some peace will resume.

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      2. For the most part, they are getting a roof completed in a day and usually working on 2 different houses at a time, so at that rate, they should blow through it quickly. Having a road hazard insurance kind of thing on the tires saved me a few times, but it still sucks when you end up with a flat!

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  2. I’ve got cranky pants on today as well, but not because of roofers. Although for the last 5 months we’ve been putting up with new home construction 2 houses away from me. And yes, they started flipping early everyday! Thank goodness they’re finally done. I’m sorry you’re dealing with this and I hope it’s done soon.

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    1. I was so relieved when the houses behind us were finally finished getting built. The noise level went way down as did the massive amounts of trash that ended up in our yard. Now, we are back to it, especially if ALL the houses behind us need a new roof. There are 6 or 7 that are close enough to be problematic for us. That is a LOT of roofing going on!

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      1. They finished the house in question and, as of today, they haven’t started another. I don’t know if that means they are done, but it has been quiet today at least.

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