Our visitors have gone home. The house is quiet for a little while. Reflashing of the chimneys is underway this week, because....
The slate is done! I have rocks on my roof again!
(Man, that garage and porch look massive, since I'm standing at the far end of the garage roof to take this picture! But it's a fun place from which to survey the roof and yard.)
The color match isn't great, probably because it's hard to match freshly cut slate with that which has been weathering 90+ years. You can see on this stretch above my bedroom, which is visible from nowhere except atop the garage roof, how different the color is. Mostly, though, they mixed old and new, dark and light, and it looks pretty good.
And, yes, I painted that window and all of the trim around that dormer after I was finished with the camera. I was standing on top of the porch roof. Since I wasn't a dullard, and didn't walk off the edge, it was all fine.
(But I do have to confess that the roofers had a ladder up next to another dormer which they had repaired, and I climbed up to paint that dormer's trim, too. Hubby footed the ladder to prevent it from tipping over, if that really is a thing.)
Happy Wednesday, everyone!