74-Year-Old Woman Fixes Roof

By Camaron Abundes
NewsWest 9

Odessa, Texas- Fixing an old roof, is tough under any circumstances, but imagine getting on top of your house when your in your seventies.

"I don't feel old, you know, because I can still climb up," said Antonia Hernandez, 74.

She has been living under this roof for almost fifty years, and now it's time to fix it up.

When a contractor estimated the cost of repairs right around $1,000 dollars, Hernandez decided to fix the roof herself.

"The more you learn the more you feel like you're living," said Hernandez who says although this is her first roof repair, new challenges keep her young.

Hernandez made the decision by asking herself, can I do this. Her answer: Yes.

Neighbors say they admire her bravery and perseverance.