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Photo of the Day – 04/18/09

April 18, 2009

jamaican_roofer“Jamaican Roofer”

A new roof being “installed” on a building in Jamaica. No nails required!

 I stood on the ground and talked to this gentleman as he worked for about 20 minutes. I asked him questions about Jamaica and he asked me questions about the US. He was nice as nice can get which most Jamaican’s are, and I was totally blown away at the skill this man has! 

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  1. Sue permalink
    April 18, 2009 9:42 AM

    We didn’t see roofs like that on the side of the island we were on! Most of them were tin or cardboard and falling apart. It’s always nice to get a new roof!

    • April 18, 2009 11:09 AM

      MOST of the roofs we saw were tin and cardboard as well Sue. We saw a few like this though. 😀

  2. lviss permalink
    April 18, 2009 10:19 AM

    MOST OF THE HOUSES IN VILLAGES HAVE THESE ROOFS. THEY ARE EASILY REPLACEABLE , CHEAP AND DURABLE AND GOOD FOR TROPICAL COUNTRIES.

    • April 18, 2009 11:13 AM

      That’s cool lviss!

      Cheap AND durable are always good things!!

  3. April 18, 2009 10:23 AM

    That’s Cool Gary. What a great way to thatch a roof it is called thatch isn’t it. Looks like a fun trip! I would love to go to Jamaica, maybe someday.

    • April 18, 2009 11:14 AM

      I think it is called thatch or thatching, yes!

      I hope you make it someday! It’s BEAUTIFUL!

  4. April 18, 2009 12:44 PM

    It looks like an art. The weaving and tucking is so cool. I like this photo Gary. A lot.

    • April 18, 2009 1:44 PM

      It really is to be honest. I watched him for a while and thought it was really cool and similar to art. I’m SURE you could make other things with this skill like cool hats or baskets. I’m glad you like! 😀

  5. lazyeverdays permalink
    April 18, 2009 3:38 PM

    What’s up Gary,

    Open up iTunes, search Lazyeverdays…

    We opened up a podcast, it’s decent, we promise it will get better.

    Peace!

  6. April 18, 2009 7:11 PM

    We should use the talents of some other countries to take care of some in our country! So simple, yet so practical!!

    • April 18, 2009 8:03 PM

      Oh I agree totally with that Luisa!! However, I can see a problem or two with the idea.

      1. We as American’s have an attitude of WE do the teaching to other countries and don’t NEED to learn from other countries.

      Until this attitude changes, we will continue to have some of the problems we have here. It’s a shame!!

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