Shingle on Our Home Mark the Decades We Have Lived There

Shingles do not last forever. That is what I thought the day the shingles were replaced on our newly acquired home back before our daughter was born. My bride and I had just returned from our honeymoon a few months before, and we were at the end of a lease for our apartment. When she told me she was pregnant, I had her pick out the home she wanted that was within our mortgage budget. Both of us being teachers let us get a decent home. Now our daughter is married with children, and roof repair in Brooklyn NY from a new company is coming out to redo the shingles on our home for a second time. We got 27 years out of those first shingles.

My wife and I both have some gray hairs now. You will never see hers, but I do not cover mine up with hair coloring. Hey, I did when they first started coming in though. I used the hair coloring on my beard too. It is just too much upkeep for a guy to do. I don’t know how women manage all the stuff they do from the manicures and hair appointments to figuring out how to still be fashionable as the years go by. I’m still a jeans and tee shirt guy, but now my dark brown hair is mostly gray. I was outside talking to the foreman of the company that we called to do roof repair in Brooklyn NY. He was telling me about the warranty on the new shingles, and I told him that I know they won’t last forever. Then I got a thought as to how old we would all be by the time they needed replaced again. I would be more than a decade into retirement, and our daughter would be as old as I am now.

So many things have happened under that roof that is getting those new shingles. There are a lot of things that do not last forever, but the love we have for each other as a family certainly will.