The Roof! The Roof!

Posted by Sarah E. on Saturday, May 25, 2013. Filed under:

...wasn't on fire, thank goodness.

Last week, we had some severe thunderstorms power their way through my little corner of Wisconsin.  The town just to our west (like, less than five miles to our West) had wind gusts that measured 68 miles per hour!  The grill blew around the patio like crazy and the house next door, which earlier that day had just installed a new wooden swing set for their kids, had to watch that swing set blow over on to its side.  I went outside after the winds subsided to look for damage and fortunately I didn't see anything.

And then, about a week later, when I was coming in from getting the mail, I just happened to look up.  And I saw this:

Granted, I've been a home owner for less than two years, but even I'm intelligent enough to realize that it surely wasn't supposed to look like that.  And of course, it was raining that day.  And the next day.  And the day after that.  Anyone that knows me will gladly inform you that I'm not the most graceful of individuals.  At any given moment, I probably have at least a half a dozen bruises and/or scratches on me - majority of which I have no clue how they got there.  The last thing my family needs is me climbing up on a ladder on to a wet roof.  But - the last thing my roof needed was to have a chunk of it blown backwards.

Sometimes, telephoto lenses just make things look that much worse!  I didn't know what that part of my roof was, so I sent picture messages to Stepdad to figure out what I was supposed to do.  Did I need to call a roofer?  Did I need to curl up under my desk in the fetal position and cry?  Should I just sit in the driveway and look at my roof and laugh, since it took me a week to notice the damage in the first place?

And then the skies parted and angels sang and I got the world's greatest response.

What what?  Stepdad can fix it!  Woohoo!!  The next day, it rained in the morning but Stepdad was awesome enough to come out after he was done with work (when it was no longer raining) and he climbed up on to the wet, second-floor roof and hammered the roof vent back in to place and nailed it in.  As he was on his way down, the skies opened back up and the rain came back down.  Talk about perfect timing.

So now, the roof is fixed again.  I need to keep an eye on our attic, which luckily is useless - it can't be used for storage or anything.  I need to crawl up there and see if any water got in, and if so, make sure I do everything I can so no mold gets in.  

So that's what I've been up to lately.  I haven't been working on any projects lately because of my whole house deep cleaning spree.  Most people spend their Memorial Day weekends on fun vacations and stuff - not me!!  I clean.  And man, does it feel good.

And for your daily dose of awwww, here's a great shot I got of my older dog Squirt the other day.  I'm in love with this picture.

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