Welcome to Fathers Day

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When is family, family?

I was a Sunday and you probably are already thinking that it could be that special Sunday indeed.

We all know first-hand that having children, or just being a child, immediately delivers us to a social connection whether we want it or not. Most of us never think about how important and meaningful that feels on a personal level.


To look at a group and to see the familiar blood-line and the obvious intuitive bonds that are evident and repeated directs us to the redoubtable realization of the common purpose they share. To the onlooker, everyone there has a roll or a certain part to play in the fabric of their existence at that moment.



Where there is Barrel Style Tile

Having the perfect exposure for each row of tile will help the lay-out patttern for your tile roof. Each roof slope is configured to allow the top row of tile to be layed, along the ridge location, installed as a full tile so cutting the tile will not be necessary.

– Remember, keeping the underlayment completley dry will insure that your roof will not and cannot ever leak.


All tiles have a pattern. When that pattern is extended too far or, the exposure is too great and not appropriately concidered for extreem weather, a time delayed leak will become self evedant. Over time, water will seep past the cracks or splits in the felt paper underlayment and enter the home.

– Remember, keeping the underlayment completley dry will insure that your roof will not and cannot ever leak.


Finding each roof leak is always dependent upon first noticing it from inside. When will the drips show up, is the question?  When the rain falls and the wind blows… the phone will ring.

Let’s imagine that the problem starts during the very first rain fall.

OK… We get eight storms per year and only four of those have any wind accociated with them. Now, keep imagining, you extrapulate the damage factor for the remaining years. Five years have past and the felt paper sub roof underlayment has become wet & dried out approximatley 20 times. Wet-Dry… Wet-Dry… etc.  Later, 15-years has gone by and we count the 60 times of repeated wetness, for the result of a spot on your ceiling and a leak has occured. Why? because the felt has gotten wet and the cracks or splits in the felt paper let the rain into the home.

– Remember, keeping the underlayment completley dry will insure that your roof will not and cannot ever leak.

That minimum specification requirement called 30# felt paper on your roof as the sub roof is just that… a minumum underlayment = vapor barrior. It is not designed to withstand ongoing wetness. Protect it from the elements and it will last for a very long time. When it gets wet it can become stretched or, sags, become soggy and becomes saturated with moisture and it looses the ability to be an effective barrior. The problem is, when is drys out… it shrinks. The oils  and the fibers become stiff again and go back into a more brittle state due to evaproation and heat.

IMG_7064Get the roofsystem built so the water cannot flow under the tiles.

• Self adhearing seal-tape is one good remedy.

•Shrinking the exposure of each row of tile works too.

IMG_3807– Remember, keeping the underlayment completley dry will insure that your roof will not and cannot ever leak.


IMG_3973.JPG– Remember, keeping the underlayment completley dry will insure that your roof will not and cannot ever leak.

A bright Blue tarp laying on a tile roof has trouble keeping water from flowing under it. Wouldn’t it be better to remove the leaves, dirt and other type of debris from the area where the blockage is? (the sheet metal valley)

Once you move the stuff that is plugging the flow of water, out of the way, the leak will only occur when the accumulation returns.
Make a permanent repair by applying a patch to the area where the felt paper has failed and by completing the necessary correction so the problem can’t return. A 3-inch water-way down the length of the valley is key.

Looking forward to dryer weather

After the last three months (November through January) of wet weather, it will be nice to put on my tool belt, knee pads and wide brim hat.

I can finally get started on my long list of clients with leaky tile roofs. For the Valentines day time of the year, this is exactly what my body needs, right about now. I have been waiting to get my body up and out so, I can move around and play/work to lose this cabin favor feeling

Roofing on a daily bases has been a blessing in disguise for me, because it is like going to the gym each day to recharge my Body, my Mind & my Spirit.

Sky Blue above three patient trees
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This is like looking at a beautiful ocean landscape, but different


20 Questions That Only You Can Answer
Are you an alcoholic?
To find out, ask yourself the following questions,
and answer them as honestly as you can:

When I got sober it was normal and customary to give the newcomer a card with these questions to answer. We don’t see them much around AA anymore but I still find them valuable to the newcomer. Maybe they will help you answer your questions. — Love and Peace, Barefoot

1. Do you lose time from work due to drinking?

2. Is drinking making your home life unhappy?

3. Do you drink because you are shy with other people?

4. Is drinking affecting your reputation?

5. Have you ever felt remorse after drinking?

6. Have you gotten into financial difficulties as a result of drinking?

7. Do you turn to lower companions and an inferior environment when drinking?

8. Does your drinking make you careless of your family’s welfare?

9. Has your ambition decreased since drinking?

10. Do you crave a drink at a definite time daily?

11. Do you want a drink the next morning?

12. Does drinking cause you to have difficulty in sleeping?

13. Has your efficiency decreased since drinking?

14. Is drinking jeopardizing your job or business?

15. Do you drink to escape from worries or trouble?

16. Do you drink alone?

17. Have you ever had a complete loss of memory as a result of drinking?

18. Has your physician ever treated you for drinking?

19. Do you drink to build up your self-confidence?

20. Have you ever been to a hospital or institution on account of drinking?

To find out how you did, count your “YES” answers,

Are you an alcoholic?

If you answered YES to one of the questions, this is a warning that you may be an alcoholic.

If you answered YES to any two, there’s a good chance that you are an alcoholic.

If you answered YES to three or more, you are definitely an alcoholic.

Source: The Twenty Questions: Are You An Alcoholic? was developed in the 1930s by Dr. Robert Seliger, Department of Psychiatry, Johns Hopkins Hospital, and intended as a self-assessment questionnaire to determine the extent of one’s alcohol abuse.

Don’t Sweat It – Most of us by the time we get around to answering these questions average more than 15 yes answers . . . I got all 20 . . . after my sponsor pointed out that Jails are institutions. Just Go to AA!!

Barefoot’s ABC Recovery Site

Placed on the Web Feb 7, 1998
Three mighty important things, Pardn’r, LOVE And PEACE and SOBRIETY