Finally done shingling. Of course, right before the last 10 shingles were going down, I smashed my thumb for the 15th time & it exploded.
I wasn't laughing then - hurt like a bastard. Was numb from the giant blister that formed the first day up there ... and the subsequent stabbings to relieve the pressure ... only to get hit again 3 more times. I'd have been done & injury free 2 days ago with a nailer .. but that was the 3 bundles of shingles I needed to finish the job - damn things ain't cheap, even on Craigslist.
All I have left is metal for the flat back section, ridge caps, and some heat for the north side shingles that will never get warm enough to lay flat at the abrupt transition. Rain due next 3 days, so I'm sleeping in ... and leaving my toolbox open & barn bucket-free for the first time in years.
Here's some pics of the progress ... and for you blood lovers, my nasty thumb.