Raise The Roof!

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No really. Somebody. Please! It’s snowed & iced for weeks here in New England. My husband and I came home from work to see our roof that once looked like this:

Now looks like this:
This morning:

and like this down the entire length of our house.:

This morning:

Our roof literally caved in. Our roof has an attached overhang that covers our back deck which spans the length of our house. It collapsed from the ice and snow while we were off at work. The overhang ripped right off leaving this:

This morning:


This eventful night consisted of my husband and father in law with shovels and the snowblower buzzing on the back deck.

Here’s what we did in our first house crisis situation.

Step 1. Freaked out for about 3 minutes.

Step 2. Calmed down.  Nobody was hurt. The house is livable.

Step 3. Called our homeowner’s insurance.

Step 4. Got as much snow and glacier ice off of the deck to tried to take some weight off (for those of you lucky enough to live in warmer climates, snow and ice are extremely heavy)

Step 5. Carry on with life until our insurance comes to help us fix our roof.

Step 6. Thank God that we are okay and still have each other.

The night before, we were in our jaccuzzi  on our back deck for about an hour.  We could have been seriously hurt or killed. We are very grateful that it happened when it did.  It can always be worse. 

I on the other hand, did 3 loads of laundry, (snuck in a glass of sauvignon blanc to calm the nerves) dishes, and dinner (which I’ll post later) all with an 8 pound maltese up my coolie. He was so scared of the snow blower that he was literally under my feet all night! I swear I almost stepped on him like 5 times. I eventually landed in front of my laptop and Wee Dog trembling on my lap. Poor guy.

29 responses to “Raise The Roof!

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  4. OMG! Thank goodness you are okay. WOW!

  5. :-O



    I hope it all works out for ya. What a pain in the tush. Hope you all stay warm and safe!

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  7. Mindy thank god you and Anthony are O.K. that’s all that matters. If you need anything call me love auntie tee xo

  8. WOW. That is just horrible, I hope things get in order for you soon and I’m glad to see no one got hurt! And the fact that you all are chillin in a jacuzzi in the dead of winter has me jealous. Thats hot though, I would love to have direct access to one!

    Poor pup. No matter what, whenever I’m on my laptop, Lincoln is right by my side. I call him my portable heater 🙂

  9. hahah that first picture – is that the guy from the bachelorette? if so he was from SC!

  10. Craziness! Snow really is heavy! Sorry about the roof and deck Mindy. Thank goodness for insurance though 🙂 And blessed be whom kept everyone safe!

  11. Oh my gosh Mindy!! I’m so happy you are all okay! I can’t even imagine coming home to find that! Good luck with the repairs! This winter has been absolutely brutal, I hope it calms down soon!! Thinking of your family 🙂

  12. OMG! Your mom told me, but I didn’t think it was this bad 😦 sorry…..let me know if I can help in any way…Thank god you weren’t in the jaccuzzi when it happened!!

  13. Oh NO! I was reading that thinking…I have NO idea what I would do! I love how you listed exactly what you did to take care of the situation…including freaking out and the wine. When we have our own house and we fall into a crisis, I hope I can remember this and chuckle bc you dealt with it very well!

    I still think I would be a mess lol. P.S. nice choice of wine 😉

    • This was our first real house related crisis. I learned that insurance is a must! I’ve found that most of our friends that own a home have had some freak accident happen to them within the first few months. I like to think of it as getting initiated into the homeowner’s club! And, I’d be lyin if I said I didn’t freak out or down a glass of vino :P.

  14. I mean love you ALL (Rocco too, of course!)

  15. Mindy! i had no idea it was that bad! I’m so sorry. Let me know if I can be of any help. I have strong arms! (not really, but i can shovel!) You are right though, thank God nobody was hurt. Love you both…

  16. Oh my goodness girl, I’m glad it was nothing serious to you and your health but that is awful.

    I’m glad you had insurance and I hope everything gets fixed right away. We have a terrible amount of snow as well ahh.

  17. Oh no!!! that’s terrible, nbut like you said, at least everyone was okay and you have insurance to cover it!

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