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:
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 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.