Roof Tops and Supply Lines

Posted on August 8, 2013 by Bedfordlandings

Spider Man (aka Jack)) is healing!  His toe looks so much healthier than a week ago and he is wearing shoes again!  He has completed the drain lines for the plumbing (small celebration!!!) and is on to plumbing for the water supply side. Pictured is one of two manifolds Jack built while we were still living in New Hill, NC.  I had them stored and I love it when it is time to retrieve things.  Carefully, I dug behind the trailer not to disturb any critters that may be lounging around (I am really creeped-out now -even though we don’t know where the bite occurred).  He mounted the first manifold it and has run a line to the first half bath downstairs.


Jack with the manifold that all the cold waterlines will tie to.


Half Bath Plumbing lower level

  Yesterday the roofing crew (10 of them) arrived and roofed the porches in less than 2 hours.  It is amazing to watch their energy and enthusiasm!  Below is a short video of the rapid paced (Reliant Roofing) crew. Following are 2 photos showing the front and back green porch roofs.


Front porch roofs complete


Rear porch roofs. Deck floors yet to come.

Little Video of the

This week, our friends from Raleigh, David and Pat stopped in to see us and later today, Alex and Susan will come by.  We enjoyed a sunset boat ride with Tom and Nancy and so LOVE our boat owner friends! We also love having visitors.  Just give us a little notice so we can shower. The heat plays havoc on our deodorant!

After laundering them, I confiscated some of Jack’s work T-shirts.   Even after washing them, it seems they quickly take on a stankiness!! But since most of them are airplane logo shirts, I don’t want to throw them away.  Anybody have ideas for how to weave those logos together into something for the flying room?  Now if I can just get those ratty shorts he wears!

Thanks for following our journey!  You are all a part of it!


Marion Wetcher on August 8, 2013

Sorry I missed the roofers video...I sneezed and it was over!!!!!!!!!! :) Have no idea what a manifold is even after I saw the picture. Oh well....nice work spider man!!! By the way....try oxi-clean on those t-shirts before you hang them in the airplane room!!! :)

Karen on August 8, 2013

Believe me, I have tried bleach, lysol and oxi-clean!

Jim Phillips on August 8, 2013

The manifold is a work of art and should remain open for all to see. The workmanship looks too good to be covered up.

Karen on August 8, 2013

I agree, Jim! It is a beauty!

Jack Phillips on August 8, 2013

The manifolds will always be visible in the Mechanical Room, along with the water heaters and some of the HVAC system

sheridan on August 8, 2013

Ohlala. The roof is making it seem more and more like home. AM sure a bathroom will be icing on the roof!!! I would cut each logo out and make them quilt squares then make a small quilt to stretch and hang in the Flying room. Way to go you two!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lynne on August 8, 2013

T-shirt quilt/wall hanging!

Charles on August 8, 2013

So glad to hear that the foot looks a lot better, I was worried. The house is looking great, maybe we can come and see the finished product. You guys are something else. I greatly admire your fortitude. Charles

MaryCraven Poteat on August 8, 2013

Looks wonderful and we are in awe of Your work...all the best. Check the article in the news & observer recently by staff writer Brooke Cain and photo of t-shirts by juli Leonard showing apex mom Courtney Waller made quilts for her sons out of dozens of their sports team tees can do that for those great airplane shirts. You are a genius! Go girl!mcp

Carolyn on August 9, 2013

Sounds like a t-shirt quilt is in order, you can do a throw for the bed or chair or just a smaller wall hanging with the logos.

Janet Shepard on August 12, 2013

I also cut logos from old t-shirts and stretch them on canvases then staple them and sometimes put a finish on raw edge and sometimes just leave it. The Hawg Wild in the picture on the link I posted is a sample. I have also done some layering by cutting a pocket or sleeve logo and placing it on the larger t-shirt logo and stitching before stapling and stretching. For some fabrics I spray paint the canvas first. I make pillows from old t-shirts as well.

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