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08 September 2011 @ 11:03 am
Don't Let the Rain Come Down . . . My Roof's Got a Hole in It, and I Might Drown  
We just got through Irene -- high winds and heavy rains -- and except for power outages and two sheets of aluminium coming off the barn roof, we came through relatively unscathed.

With all the talk of the impending disaster of Irene (most probably because the storm was going to hit Washington, NYC and Boston), the remains of Lee received little attention.

While this time we didn't lose power, the continuous heavy rain was incredible. We're in a state of emergency; the nearest interstate is completely closed because parts of it are underwater; our little stream that runs through the stallion pasture has now been renamed as "a river runs through it"; we know of people whose houses no longer exist because creeks and streams overflowed to bursting and the beaver dams were washed away. And now we've got a leak in the roof (not totally unexpected as this is a 200+ year-old farmhouse); thankfully in an unused closet, but still a pain in the ass that's going to need to be repaired.

At least the city house is in one piece and survived Irene, though a lot of people in our neighbourhood did lose some lovely trees.
tikatu: hydrangeatikatu on September 8th, 2011 04:25 pm (UTC)
Ah yes, Lee. He came through our area and we didn't even get a half-inch of rain from him (and we need the rain so badly!). Everyone else got soaked. Doesn't look like we're going to hear from Katia or Nate, either, though Maria might be a different story. Busy hurricane season so far, and this is the peak of things!

Definitely fix that roof once the rain stops. You don't want things to collapse as they did in our house back in June.
Dash O'Pepper: Clara Bow - Default 2pfeffermuse on September 9th, 2011 10:50 am (UTC)
I've been wishing I could send rain to the areas of the country that need it; both our Spring and Summer have been incredibly and unusually wet.

We'll be getting the roof fixed ASAP; thankfully we have two good friends who are skilled at renovation/repair work.

I'm sorry to hear about your own roof collapsing. Hope everything is okay now, and that you didn't lose anything of value.
hogan_macgyver on September 8th, 2011 05:04 pm (UTC)
Hope everything will be alright in your area...

Ugh, to the roof. Having it repaired is a pain.
Dash O'Pepper: Clara Bow - Default 3pfeffermuse on September 9th, 2011 10:51 am (UTC)
Thanks for the kind thoughts.

BTW, I love that pix of the Colonel. ;-)
full_metal_oxfull_metal_ox on September 14th, 2011 08:40 pm (UTC)
Glad to hear that you and yours made it through with little incident; even a tropical storm is nothing to scoff at (Ike had diminished to that level by the time he hit Ohio, and his sojourn knocked out the power for up to two weeks and left the place looking as if a kaiju had come through--although the Ohio band was eerily dry, with a soft drizzle beginning only after the winds had passed; it was Indiana that got a foot-deep rainfall dump.)

Adding my voice to the advice to de-perforate the roof with the quickness.
Dash O'Pepperpfeffermuse on September 14th, 2011 10:39 pm (UTC)
It's very strange how and where the rains are falling or not falling. The city didn't get anything near to what we got, and some other areas around us got two feet. There are some small towns that no longer exist; things were that bad a county or two over.

Adding my voice to the advice to de-perforate the roof with the quickness.

You must be a mind-reader. A friend came by today who had a bunch of shingles and other roofing supplies fall into their lap for free. So, they've offered to do the roof.