Slate Roof...GrumbleGrumble....StupidIDIOT Gutter Installation!!! Ok, so I'm sitting here trying to remember that when these gutters were installed, the internet probably hadn't been invented, and there is like MAYBE ONE contractor in my state that would've known how to work on slate....... BUT!!!! GAAAH, it just seems like common sense to NOT NOT NOT pound giant holes higgeldy piggeldy through the rock! Find a BETTER way!!!! And yes, better ways exist....the other side of my house had one done correctly. That one doesn't leak. I've been looking forward to learning how to work on my slate roof! Really. I appreciate craftsmanship and am awed by the durability of this roof! And for that matter, the rest of the 120+ year old house keeps me in constant awe of it's solidity. I just wasn't looking forward to doing it in what is very nearly winter! So up goes the scaffolding today. And then I get to go into "crunch mode". I've never worked on a slate roof, I've been reading and watching videos online (God I don't know what I'd do without the internet!!!) that's greatly instructive! Wish me luck..... Just needed to vent out into the universe. Thanks for enduring the rant.