Saturday, November 22, 2008

What am I Thinking?

Okay, it is November 22, 2008. It is snowing and the temperature outside is a balmy 25 degrees Fahrenheit (I am not sure what that comes to in Celsius but it isn't real warm, I can tell you that). I could be working on my NaNo book (I am 40,500 words into it now, Yippee!) or I can go shingle a garage with a friend.

Guess which option I am going to take?

Yep, you guessed it. The sit on a roof and freeze option that at least involves getting paid, especially if I finish it today.

What the hell am I thinking. I wish my friends didn't know I was handy at all sometimes. Sadly it isn't even my friends garage, which would be a lot different. It would mean I would be doing this for nothing. It isn't the coldest I have roofed in, the coldest was a little house on a private lake where we shingled it (I shingled it, everyone else was too busy putting in windows) when it was a whopping 5 degrees.

I better get going. The darn place isn't going to shingle itself.

5 comments:

Natalie L. Sin said...

Bring a thermos of hot chocolate!

Catherine J Gardner said...

I spent yesterday in a very warm house. I hope your fingers didn't freeze.

Jamie Eyberg said...

Everything is all right. I can sweat in a blizzard if I am working hard enough (and have) Hope everyone is having a relaxing weekend and Congrats Natalie on the acceptance at N.T.

K.C. Shaw said...

Wow, I'm glad you came through that safely. I can't imagine wanting to shingle a roof at all, ever, under any circumstances, even in beautiful weather when every shingle I installed--or whatever you do with shingles--netted me a million dollars.

Okay, maybe under those circumstances.

Carrie Harris said...

Having done a roof or two in my time, I can say that a self-shingling roof would make some serious money.