Friday, August 12, 2016

FRANKLIN AND PENELOPE SAY "ROOF ROOF"

Gentle Readers . . . and Maxwell,

The roofers did not show when expected. They delayed.

They have been here since early this morning. It is now 7:07 p.m. The pounding on the roof stopped a few minutes ago. The pounding in my head continues.

Franklin and Penelope have been calm all day, except when one of the workmen sang in Spanish. They barked and howled. I thought I would have to open the door and say in Spanish, No more songs. The dogs think they're bad.

But the man stopped singing before I had the great good pleasure of telling him in my lovely Spanish that the dogs didn't like it.

As I feared and predicted, I did not write a post on the backstory of The Lady In The Van (reviewed for MOVIE WEEKEND here). I shall try to provide backstory soon, whether you want it or not.

Let me check my email for a funny from fishducky of fishducky, finally! to make up for the lack of the post.


Infinities of love,

Janie Junebug

Thanks, fishducky!

29 comments:

  1. Hi Janie - hope the roofers get on with the work and finish it off quickly, having done a good job ... and thus alleviate you of your headache - all the best - cheers Hilary

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    1. Thank you, Hilary! You're always kind.

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  2. I had to give our dogs Benadryl when we had our roof replaced. Perhaps they thought they were squirrels.
    R

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    1. The dogs were calm except during the singing. Perhaps they didn't like that particular song.

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  3. Roofers, ugh. Construction noises in general, ugh. There's too much of that going on in my neighborhood. It's always great to hear about Penelope and Franklin. The comic, too, was very enjoyable!

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    1. My neighbor's house was gutted and completely re-done last year. The noise and the mess went on forever. At least the man who bought the house is nice and quiet. He loves Franklin.

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  4. I hope they finish up quickly. All that pounding overhead does give a person a headache. Be a relief when it is done, though. For your insurance company, anyways--LOL! ;)

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    1. They left about eight last night, but the dumpster and some stuff remain out front. I have no idea if they're done. If they don't come back, I guess I have my very own dumpster.

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  5. POUND POUND POUND.....I hope it is all in your past, Janie!
    You may have just inherited a dumpster!!

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    1. I've always wanted my very own dumpster.

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  6. It seems that home repairs are never ending. Chin up and ears covered!

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    1. Home repairs and laundry go on forever. As soon as I finish the laundry, something shows up in the basket.

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  7. Hello Franklin and Penelope just wanted to say hi, and roofers can be so damn annoying not turning up when you expect them and wanting to leave early and they don't like to work in bad weather because it is dangerous yeah it may be dangerous but still very frustrating

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    1. Hi, Mrs. Jo-Anne! Having roofers was weird, but Mom comforted us.

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  8. Was the singing bad or were the dogs upset because they don't understand Spanish?

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    1. They speak several languages, including Spanish, so it was the singing. I thought it was pretty damn bad, too.

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  9. When we had our steel roof put on a few years ago, the roofers said it would take 7 to 9 working days. It took 29 working days. 29 WORKING DAYS; all day, every day, from 7 am till 5 pm. We certainly got our money's worth...and we certainly were glad to see them pack up and leave. We knew everyone by name, knew everyone's history, it was unlike any other job we've ever had done in our 47 years of home ownership! Roofing is the worst. But we did have our own dumpster for a few weeks!!

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    1. I can't imagine twenty-nine working days, but it sounds as if you got along with the workers. I want to add a port-a-potty to my dumpster. The neighbors would love it.

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  10. Oh gosh....getting a roof done is just horrible especially for the animals. I hope the pounding stops in your head and on the roof. Now as for that spirit animal...I laughed out loud...too funny!

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    1. Fishducky sends out such good cartoons. I have the honor of being one of her "duckies." I have applied for adoption by the fishducky family. I think I'm weird enough to join (that's one of the requirements).

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  11. hahahaha, everyone's a critic.
    As for your dumpster, one year at The Holidays we put Christmas light on ours. We got lots of smiles !

    cheers, parsnip and thehamish



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    1. I hope it's gone long before Christmas.

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  12. You're very welcome. I hope your headache (& its cause) are both gone soon!!

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    1. I have a new headache. Willy Dunne Wooters and I went out for lunch and came home to no electricity. WDW hot-footed it for home. The electricity came on about five minutes later. WDW should not have left me alone to possibly roast in an oven. He should have--potentially--suffered with me. Plenty of AC now so my headache will disappear.

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  13. Coco says: aahhhhhhhhhhhoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo...

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  14. That comic made me giggle. I hope you have a beautiful new roof now!

    Love,
    Jessica

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  15. Oh, Franklin and Penelope. If you would go deaf, like me, you wouldn't have that problem. Then again, I would most likely bark and howl if I had to listen to a roofer sing in Spanish, so I can't say as I blame you. Hope you're buttoned up soon!

    Love, Eddie.

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  16. That pounding must have made you daffy!!!!

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