Autumn has finally arrived in Southern California on the usual schedule just before Thanksgiving.
The roof on the second story of my house has been repaired and new shingles patched into bare spots,all the vent flashing has been resealed and the roofer did a great job. There are a few places I do not go around the house even when repairs are needed,on the roof and under the house in the crawlspace.
I did chip out 2 4ft long courses of brick from the front planter in order to salvage them from the plumbing work due next week. I know now,after chipping,chiseling and prying out bricks and pavers that there is no future for me as a Mason or even a hod carrier! That is flat out the hardest work I have ever done! I wanted to save the old bricks from 1954 so they still matched when I put the back in a couple weeks.
These photos were all taken on the way to the post office Wednesday morning. The lovely Autumn leaves will be all brown and crunchy in another week or two but for now they are ours to enjoy!
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