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A Festivus Airing of Grievances

December has not been kind to the building schedule. First there was the delivery of the wrong color of metal for the roof. Then, a torrential rain delayed matters for another week. The correct metal was finally delivered and work began. A day later, it stopped. I arrive at the site last Friday and no one else was there. Only the back porch had a metal roof. Sad face.

I drive into town and the story begins to unfold. On highway 16 there is a large hotel and conference center. Lo and behold, a host of workers are scrambling about installing a new metal roof. I proceed not a quarter mile more and on the opposite side of the highway is a Lutheran church. Nativity creche moved to the side, new metal panels are stacked in the yard, just waiting to go up top on that fine stone building.

I turn right onto highway 27 where there is a Lutheran church of a different flavor. Something is different, though. Hmmm….Aha! A shiny copper roof, so new that not a trace of weathering, much less oxidation is visible. I needed sunglasses just to look at it.

So, between the Chamber of Commerce and the Lord of the Lutherans, I have no chance of getting my metal roof installed before the end of the year.

And the stone workers have all gone to Mexico for Christmas so that work is also in limbo.

Oh, well. It’s time to enjoy the holidays. We’ll pick it up again in January.

Feliz Navidad, y’all!