No, it's not going to look anything like this! <g> The photo above shows a log cabin built around 1728 in Winchester, VA. I like to think Jamie and Claire's first cabin on the Ridge (the one that became Bree and Roger's) looked something like it.
I always have to laugh at Jamie's approach to roof repairs:
"Get up and knock at the spot where the split is, Ian. I’ll deal with it on the outside.” Seizing a fresh shingle, a hammer, a hatchet, and a bag of nails, he headed for the door.I have never been through a roof replacement before, and it's a little nervewracking! I'm sure it will be worth it, though, when it's all over.
“Don’t you go up on the roof in that!” I exclaimed, sitting up abruptly. “That’s your good woolen shirt!”
He halted by the door, glared briefly at me, then, with the rebuking expression of an early Christian martyr, laid down his tools, stripped off the shirt, dropped it on the floor, picked up the tools, and strode majestically out to deal with the leak, buttocks clenched with determined zeal.
(From DRUMS OF AUTUMN by Diana Gabaldon, Chapter 21, "Night on a Snowy Mountain". Copyright© 1997 by Diana Gabaldon. All rights reserved.)