Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Roof Coating Project

The first step was to replace and widen the fascia and flashing at the roof line.
Chuck and Chris cut pieces to install; second photo shows the clean finished look.
Fascia is wider, flashing is fabricated steel and comes coated with color on.

Chris, Alan and Chuck confab about roof section repair.

Yellow base coat has to be applied by hand at the edge.
Interior was rolled on.

Final coat is silver polyurethane epoxy.

8400 Hull, South Planting along Drive

After spending a month preparing the soil and clearing, the site looked like this,
(note the old turquoise flashing below the roof line):

Plugs of baby plants were ordered from North Creek Nurseries and New Moon Nursery:

The site was about 400 square feet so about 400 plants were installed, 10-12 inches apart.
Floating row cover was put on to protect from deer and give the plants a little extra support.

Rochester, 2016

 The Rochester skyline to the west above.    Times Square building on the left from 1930 has four metal wings that weigh 12,000 pounds each.
Quote on the Rochester Main Library below to right.

Dinosaur B-B-Que

 George Eastman Museum (of Film), where we attended the Nitrate Picture Show.

Bike Ride: Rochester east

Main Street in Medina, NY.
Above left is Bent's Opera House, 1864, made of Medina sandstone.  To the left is Main Street just off the Erie Canal, trying for a revival.

 The highway south from Lockport to the NY Thruway looks like this:

But, sunset transforms it into the scene below.

In Niagara Falls on the American side, near Love Canal.

The Falls

Going, roughly, north to south upstream.
We biked from Niagara Falls on American side to Niagara side on Canadian side and then down the river on Canadian side south toward Buffalo.

Buffalo Buildings

Buffalo City Hall, 1931.

City Court Building, 1974, next to the City Hall.
Both buildings front on Lafayette Square, below, with memorial of Pres. McKinley.