When doing a project like this, it's amazing how much you come to celebrate the milestones. Like, a new watertight (we hope) roof going on the top of your Ugly Duckling.
The roofers still have a bit of the back verandah to do but they're NEARLY there. And I'm so happy with the finished product.
It still looks mighty shabby, I know. The cladding is still hideous and what's with those concrete stumps and there's crap all over everywhere and the lawn is dead (RAIN, goddammit - after the roofers are done, of course) but honestly, this sight is better than any design magazine to me.
A nice, watertight roof with two new whirlybirds sending hot air out from under the rafters up to the sky. There is currently one layer of insulation under there, with another to go in soon.
May we never again be as hot as we were here last Summer, or as rained upon in our own living room.