Over the weekend, someone commented on one of the photos of the garage siding that “you do it right, the first time, every time.” As fine a compliment as that is, it’s not entirely true. I do usually get things right, but sometimes the first attempt is a failure that helps me along to success. One such brush with failure occurred on the same day this comment arrived. I was working in the back wall of the garage – the segment that wraps around the roof of my workshop. I promised myself a break once I got above the roofline.
The last piece needed to accomplish this transition is notched on one side, angled at the top of the other side and, below the angle, it curves around the shingles and drip-edge as it head down along the fascia board. Somewhere along the line, I cut a little too much off of something. I decided that a little extra caulking might do the trick. I gave myself that much needed break.
“I just finished fitting the hardest piece of siding. I’m not totally happy with it, but I think it’s OK.
“What’s wrong with it?”
“The gap where it meets the roof is larger than I wanted.”
“Is there any chance that snow and rain can get behind it?”
“I’ll take it down and cut a new piece”
I’ve given the benefit of one-liner highlight to the Editor – she tugged at the remaining thread holding my comfort level in place.
This post is part of Linda G. Hill’s fun weekly series One-Liner Wednesday. If you have a one-liner, I’d encourage you to join in on the fun. You can follow this link to participate and to see the one-liners from the other participants.
In addition to the evidence, I’ve included a few photos from my evening relaxation session with the pup.