Hopefully, other than a couple of days of annoying noise and dust, it will be an uneventful event... unlike the last time I got a new roof. Back then I got several estimates and chose the least expensive option from the least sleazy looking guy. No problem. Roof fixed.
But then a couple of weeks later, I was sitting in the living room reading whilst an infant Vlad was sleeping in his crib upstairs. Suddenly, there was what sounded like a huge explosion and my heating ducts instantly released black dust into the air.
My first thought was, "Holy Mother of God, the roof fell in on Vlad!" Choking from the dust as I raced up the stairs, my second thought was, "I should have paid more for the roof!"
I grabbed Vlad and ran outside where debris was floating down from the sky. I looked up... and the roof was still intact. "What the hell?"
Here's what had happened:
(skip to about 1:35 to see video footage)
It's the first time I've ever seen something that was literally blown to smithereens. In the end, they also had to demolish the houses on either side of the explosion site.
As for infant Vlad... he slept through the entire thing!
So this time I did NOT go for the cheapest estimate. I don't want to tempt fate and endanger the neighborhood.