The Saga Continues: Saving my home Brick by Brick

If you haven’t read the two previous blog posts in this series, which were published on Tuesday, April 28, 2023, and May 2, 2023, consider starting there.

But be advised, the story doesn’t end there.  A few days ago, I heard some odd noise outside, and looking out the front door; I saw the builders’ truck parked in the driveway with Gina behind the wheel: Gina and her husband, Vincent, own Cirigliano Enterprises, LLC.

But the noise I heard was not the truck but a different kind of noise. I decided to go outside and check it out. It turned out to be individual bricks being tossed off the roof onto the gravel driveway.

In addition to the bricks that were tossed onto the gravel drive and then thrown onto the bed of the truck  some larger items, were lowered down by rope.

I don’t know about you, but I am a coward and dislike heights. I have been to very high places: the top of the Bunker Hill Monument in Boston, the Eiffel Tower in Paris, and what seemed like endless stairs in Mammoth Cave in Kentucky.

I am so thankful for the young man who did this precarious work on the roof of my home.

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18 Responses to The Saga Continues: Saving my home Brick by Brick

  1. Ellen Summers says:

    Better him than you!

  2. AECRM says:


  3. Home improvement and repairs are stressful at best. I am hoping your contractor and your insurance work it out quickly and most importantly effectively!

  4. AECRM says:

    Tonya, it is a tad stressful, but I am very pleased with the contractor. The insurance folks are stopping by today to see what progress has been made.

  5. John says:

    Too bad with your creativity you could have done something around the garden with those bricks, say a border around the garden or something like that! Nice read !

  6. AECRM says:

    John, I have some square bricks that I believe were edging the side walk, or something. I hope to use those in the garden. Thanks for your comment!

  7. Judith McCorkle says:

    Wow!! I am thankful that they have started work on the house for you. And so glad you found good contractors for this job!! Keep up the good work!!

  8. AECRM says:

    Thanks, Judy! Looking forward to seeing you before long.

  9. I like heights if it seems safe. the edge of a roof does not qualify!! I second John’s comment. Bricks are wonderful to create borders with.

  10. AECRM says:

    I absolutely agree!

  11. Nancy Hazle says:

    So so nice to read about the progress!!

  12. Michael T Carr says:

    And so it begins. They certainly got on the job quickly compared to normal wait times around here (Seattle) for any repair work. I hope you like the finished work. Maybe you should go up and inspect how it looks when they’re done. 😉 Nah, let them take pictures to show you.

  13. AECRM says:

    Nancy, thanks so much & I absolutely agree — nice to see the progress!

  14. AECRM says:

    Mike, it does indeed begin. Watching from the vantage point of the driveway was nearly more than I could stand!

  15. Joy Wood says:

    Very interesting w your roof Ann! Sounds like a big job! Thankfully they’ve started & getting the repairs done!

  16. AECRM says:

    They are, Joy. But it is indeed a big job and it will take a while. Thank you for writing!

  17. Jan Seibel says:

    Oh my, how frightening! Prayers abounding!

  18. AECRM says:

    Thank you Jan. I appreciate the prayers! More excitement than I needed — but it will get done. I have something happier to tell in the blog post I just put up today. Cheers.

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