Day 2, Tuesday, and the roof workers will be back. Monday was a "Make Hay While the Sun Shines" day, with the roofers working from dawn until dusk to rip the old cedar shakes off the sanctuary roof.
Working without pause and only in T-shirts in frigid weather, the crew of several young men got about a third of the shingles removed. The shingles were tossed into a big truck parked by the oil tank.
If there is an optimal week for removing shingles in the dead of winter, this week might be it, with no rain expected until Sunday, with the exception of perhaps a little on Wednesday. Swing by and see the work. I'm going to put a photo gallery on the Bethany Facebook page. Check it out.
- Rachel Pritchett