In 1998 we had this HUMONGOUS ice storm that even touched Ontario and some northern states. It was brutal. It rained ice for a week, we lost power for days and in some cases weeks. I think the record was 32 days on the south shore of Montreal.
Trees broke and fell all over, we had to run from our house (we have no fireplace or generator), a lot of nasty people took the opportunity to steal.
Anyways a lot of roofs met their Waterloo because of the ice storm. So when ; in fall; we had to replace our roof, we had trouble to find a roofing company....The one we found screwed us up....
We only found out about it 5 and a half years later. We couldn't sue them anymore and the company didn't exist anymore!
A sunday (5 years 1/2 later) we had a real heavy and wet snowfall. When we returned from our errands....it was raining in our kitchen! Not drops, gushing water!
The roofing company didn't remove the old damaged shingles, but merely applied new shingles on top of the old ones! How charming.
To prevent more damage every time we had a big snowfall; one of us would get tied with a rope and we would shovel the roof.....
It took a couple of years to gather the funds for a new roof....but we now have one. We don't go on the roof anymore, we would borrow the neighbor's roof shovel....But NOT ANYMORE!
We now have Dan's super thrifty roof shovel!
Right now we're having some freezing rain.....so I'm betting we'll use that shovel pretty soon!
Here's a picture of Yoda just hanging out over the weekend
Is that cute or what?
Have a great evening!
I will dream of kitties, Pyrex and blowmolds :)