Big things with little cars
Big things with little cars
Illustration for article titled ORAT - Fiesta on the roof

This is just my Fiesta chilling on a roof vent.

As some of you know, we bought a house last summer. It’s a bit of a fixer-upper - overall solid, but lots of little things and a few bigger things that need some attention. My insurance company sent out an inspector and they required that we replace the curling shingles on the south side of the house, which means the porch roof and 1/4 of the upper roof (the upper roof is essentially a pyramid). A few years down the road, I want to replace the entire roof with a metal roof or composite roof tiles or something expensive that lasts forever. In the meantime, I had to deal with the shingles, so I’ve been working on it since last Thursday. I just finished, so obviously I had to get some pics.

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Illustration for article titled ORAT - Fiesta on the roof

Sitting on top of the ridge. Our house is a four-square, aka “prairie box”, which means it’s almost square; not counting the porch, the house is about 2 feet longer than it is wide, which means the ridge is about 2 feet long.

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Illustration for article titled ORAT - Fiesta on the roof

The only thing higher than the ridge is the chimney. I found out once I was up on the roof that the top of the chimney is put together in a rather sketchy fashion. One more thing to fix!

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Of course, since I had a car on the roof, there was only one thing left to do before I went down:

It ended up in the gutter.

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