Finally, the big day has arrived. Or, more correctly, the roofing crew arrived.
Morning rain delayed their start, so they just did the north side of the cottage.
Note the fancy “first” layer along the edge of the roof (farther up they used regular 30# roll roofing). It’s made by Grace and called Ice and Water Shield. It’s sticky on the back and just the trick to keep the meltwater from getting to the wood.