This is my oldest son concentrating on the roof for Copper Top Cottage. This past weekend my two sons and MrD worked on the copper roof for my new shed/elegant hideaway. My boys rarely get the chance to spend time together as they live 5 hours apart. So I very much appreciated them working with their dad to get this hard part finished. We’ve had rain most weekends and that is why it is taking so long to finish my shed. Boo hiss.
That’s my youngest son on the left. They are two years apart and get along grand. They have never been much to fuss and fight like some do. And talk about funny—they make you laugh non-stop with their carrying on with each other. They tease me and MrD to death. My youngest–is going to be a writer and is still in college. He is getting ready to submit his first book soon. He is a workaholic as he also has one part-time job and a full time job while going to school full time and maintaing an A average. I don’t know when he sleeps.
My oldest son–above–is an engineer. He is a project engineer working for a company who builds waste-water treatment plants. This means he has to move every couple of years when the job is finished. I wish he would move close to us and his brother. We miss him. He’s well liked on the job-site and has earned a great deal of respect due to his work ethics.
He is hilarious too and has joined an all Mexican soccer team with a bunch of guys from the job-site. I told him that he’ll find a good wife that way. I’ve never seen an unattractive hispanic girl. I hope they all bring their grown daughters to meet him. He’s also the captain of their company’s softball team. He says he’s going to play whatever position is open. He said the team will probably be awful but they’ll have fun. I think their short-stop is a chain smoking 50+yr old.
My boys are strong and healthy!
He–oldest son– says OSHA ( work safety people) would never approve of him stretching that far! I told him my body would never let me stretch that far.
I love the tool belt! His measuring skills come in handy too.
I thanked him for the copper and told him how nice the tool belt looked. That blue plastic he is holding was covering the copper to keep it protected. And look….my grass is turning green.
This is actually a tin called Copper Penny. It looks like copper but doesn’t cost as much.
The raised parts snap together. You can enlarge the picture to see that. It has very sharp edges and they had to wear gloves when handling it.
I was going to keep that.
They clean up really well too. My oldest on the left, MrD, and the groom on the right–my youngest at his wedding 2 years ago. I don’t dare show you my dil as she is gorgeous. I’d be afraid to put here picture on here. She and MrD were chosen to be in a George Clooney movie once. The movie was called Leatherheads. It did awful at the box office but I’m sure if they had shown more of my family it would have done better 😉 Well….it needed a better plot too. But they had fun. My youngest was chosen for the movie too but when he showed up to get fitted—they said they didn’t have an outfit big enough to cover his shoulders.
You can see progress of my shed on my sidebar. It’s under the category ===My Shed 🙂
Just wanted you to see it’s white on the underside.