Wednesday, 9 February 2011
Up on the roof
I suppose it is a traditional thing for a parish priest to have to get the roof mended. We have had scaffolding up for a week or so to provide access to the ridge tiles. The pointing had eroded in places and some of the tiles had cracked. Here is one that had gone completely:
The work is nearly finished and we are all hoping that this will solve the problem of a couple of stubborn leaks that show themselves every time we have heavy rain.
This morning, the scaffolder was beginning to take down some of the poles and boards, so I thought I should get up there before I lost the chance. Four ladder climbs later, there was a good view from the top:
It was also an opportunity to get a potential profile picture - the scaffolder kindly obliged:
He also got this view with the Shooters Hill water tower on the horizon. From my end of the scaffolding it was hidden by a tree: