Has anybody seen my roof?

A nice sunny day and then WHOOSH! the sky opened and we were floating in the dark.

OK.  I may have overstated a bit.  The rain was coming down in sheets and the winds were whipping up to 60 mph.  Tom and I watched chairs float across our deck.  And then….the dripping sound.  It’s one that I dread everytime it rains.

We had the roof fixed (a few times) last year.  And it began dripping in the exact same spot, last night.  (SOB!)

It was the wind’s fault.  It was blowing the rain sideways, right at the seam of the roof.  The lights flickered and then they were out.  Panic set in. (You folks with well water will understand why)

Tom went downstairs to see if the basement flooded and found that the water had come in right over the fuse box so he quickly shut that down.  Let’s just say there was a generator and blow dryer involved in the clean up.  But the power was still out for about 4 hours. 

I was THIS CLOSE to going to bed at 9:30pm when Tom’s sister called.  I could hear her asking him "Do you have power?" and as she said "power" the lights came back on.  MAGIC!!  This was after Tom had said "I think we’re going to be in the dark for a few days."  Thank you, SIL!


I found this when I came back from the store, this morning.  Not too bad in the scheme of things.  Some people had trees and chimneys fall on their cars.  Yup.  Chimneys!

And to think we could have been having some camping fun like this gal.

On the knitting front, I was toiling away on the MS3 when I realized that I am NOT a lace knitter.  Can’t do it.  Don’t wanna.  RRRIIIIIIPPPPPPP!!!!!

This is not to say that I don’t love the laceweight yarns.  But I’ll probably try to use them doubled…the next time I attempt using them.  (Also don’t like the Addi Lace circular needle.  Thank goodness for KnitPick Options with their pointy little tips.)

I was all ready to order new yarn (Tom, hand me my laptop?) when I had this brilliant thought.  STASH!  I’m so proud of me!  I rooted around and am now doing the MS3 with Elann Peruvian Baby Silk in Sapphire.

I’m almost done with Clue #1 and am LOVING it, now.  I was so happy when I started it over that Tom thought I was nuts while I cackled and danced around the room.  (That’s not nuts, right?)


Mom, just close the cover and send me to Binky, ‘k?

6 thoughts on “Has anybody seen my roof?

  1. I hear you on the storm thing Laurie. We are under a severe thunderstorm watch until 9 this evening. I am so frightened of lightening, I run around and close all the windows, even in this terrible heat. I crank up the AC though…smile!

  2. That was some storm last night – We lost power for about 10 minutes – I really thought it was out for the night.

    I will take good care of your laceweight yarns for you – and the addi turbo’s too!! I won’t say who, but someone could possibly be almost done with clue one……an undercover Kal’er!

    Wes – you’re too darn cute!!

  3. Luckily your house only suffered a small amount of damage.

    Lace knitting sounds very painful… like getting a root canal!

  4. Um – happy dancing over peruvian silk in a delicious colour called Sapphire? How could you NOT dance??

    Can’t wait to see the pics of your shawl and glad you survived the torrents!

  5. Oh no! So sorry to hear that the weather has been hitting you hard! I feel your pain, we have roof problems too–that we have been putting off since our little bungalow needsa major re-do!

    Wow, you started over on the MS3—Share some pictures soon I want to see how it looks bigger:)

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