I would like to say two weeks later all was set the contractors came and bam we had a new roof and new siding and all that other stuff. But, it did not go that smoothly. The paperwork and meetings, inspections, all those decisions, took a long time. We finally had a contractor and moved ahead only for him to take 5 weeks on the roof and to leave the job with it unfinished and leaking! The city had never had a contractor quit mid-grant and had no idea how to proceed. That took several more weeks while the city conferred with the state and we just sat while WNY received some of the heaviest rains and flooding it had experienced in years. If you know us you will recall the kids getting their picture in the local news for biking and rafting in the flood waters on our street. It was a really good thing the roof leaked where the ceilings were still unfinished or we may have had a lawsuit on our hands. It is amazing how little damage we sustained knowing know how poorly the initial roofing job was done! Another sign of God's protection in the midst of this grant! Knowing he provided it and would finish it allowed for a calm that otherwise would have been difficult.
|Before...ugly! What did we see in this mess?|
|The first crew doing the roof!|
|The finished product....well almost!!||We will still be adding some landscaping and masonry work in the spring when the weather allows but what a difference!!|