Note the following: when talking to roofer companies and trying to sound like you know what you are talking about don't act shocked and almost cry when they say $71 a square and you have a 1325 square foot roof. A square means a hundred square feet. Secondly - don't try and call Equador with a bride in the room when your room is flying off your house left and right, your son poops in his pajamas, and an Orange County craigslist item is selling all at the same time. Thirdly - get all the measurements right the first time on your craigslist post. This will save you five phone calls when you need to be talking to Equador wholesale rather than LA Suzie.
Last - don't stress out about getting a new roof if you have a wonderful husband like mine a friend like Dave Weissman (thanks for talking him down 500 bucks dave) & a crew of FMA buddies willing to clean up your front yard for some pizza. More crazy things have happened.
* a nice side note. Kurto busted through our roof while tearing it off only once & his friend only twice. Seems like the decision to re-roof was confirmed. No IHOPers were hurt durring the production of this roofing (only my lovely lavandar plant and our faithful push broom)