Saturday, June 29, 2013

Our Natural Disaster

To quote Winston Churchill, "A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty."

As natural disasters go, I certainly can't claim to be dealing with what my friends in Calgary are living through right now. But I got just a tiny taste of that horrified, sinking feeling when I took RB out to play in the yard after a thunderstorm last week, and found this:

I'm used to having to deal with the odd emergency here and there when the Captain is away for a long stretch, but this happened 3 days (THREE DAYS, people!) after he left. Seriously???

So I got up on the ladder to discover that the wood under the rain gutters had completely rotted away and needed to be replaced before the problem could be fixed. Off to Home Depot I went for treated boards. With a little help from a friend (long boards need someone to hold them up at either end if you want the job to be painless!), I got everything ship-shape again:



So here we are. One week into a six-month deployment, and I've learned how to fix rain gutter. If things go on like this, I'll be a licensed roofer by Christmas!

6 comments:

stampinganja said...

Wow!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

You are Woman, hear you roar! Well done!

Judy@judyfriendphotography.com said...

You go girl!! Maybe even an addition on the house!! Jude

Glenda Brooks said...

Don't even say that in jest! You simply amaze me with what you will tackle anyway! Of course my climbing days are over. Now I'm lucky if I can climb a kitchen step stool and not hurt something. I'm very proud of you!

Dimple said...

I think you need to wear your Superwoman costume for a long time...

Frostbite and Sunburn said...

Perhaps you can plot out an extension, a sun room perhaps, or a large kitchen? I fear nothing will stop you now! (well done, by the way - awesome!)