Opening a Can of Worms

Back before we used plastic, bait shops sold worms in metal cans. Leaving the lid open could create a big problem, letting those wiggling worms escape. We use this metaphor when we try to solve a problem but worry that the solution may create an even bigger one.

As we looked at the ugly peak above the front porch of our house, we decided it needed a makeover. We ordered naturally-stained, cedar shingles to add beauty and texture. To do this right, we knew we needed to remove the deteriorating plywood panels. Our fear was that we were opening a can of worms…we had no idea what other repairs we’d find behind those panels.

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Luckily, we were pleasantly surprised! We uncovered original details, with no problems to correct.

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It’s hard to see at this angle, but this peak features beautiful wood detail. And, it’s sloped correctly to avoid water accumulation. No need to add shingles. And, no worms!!

 

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