A Roof Over my Head
Oct. 25, 2012 2:23 pm
Updated: Oct. 27, 2012 3:57 am
Since September 2 we have been living without a roof over our heads. Well... figuratively speaking that is. There has been a roof over my head; albeit a blue-tarp one. After the huge tree fell (that was blogged about already) it seemed like it took
forever for us to get everything assessed and quoted for the insurance company. Our insurance company has been fantastic. And finally we have received the insurance check for part of the repair work to be done.
On Monday Jon made arrangements for the roofer to get his part done. He said he could squeeze us in on Thursday (which is today). The forecast called for nice, dry weather and let me just say that God did not disappoint! This morning the sun rose and it
is one of the most beautiful Fall days ever! Not a cloud in the sky. I took the day off work so someone would be home while the roofers were here. Then, yesterday Jon had a cancellation at work and was able to also be home. So - since the weather is so
perfect we have spent most of this day outside. Cutting, splitting and stacking firewood. We've only been doing that every day since about September 10 or so. But I do believe the end is in sight. There really isn't so much left to do. And we have firewood
for the next several years. Make that for about the next ten years.
I knew we would be hungry from working so hard all morning outside so I dug around in the freezer and found a container of chili. Hmmm...... not really enough for bowls of chili, but plenty for chili dogs. Back into the freezer I went in search of some hot
dogs. I found some! Next I headed back into the freezer to see if I could find some buns. Score! A dig in the fridge and I found sour cream and cheddar cheese. It turned out to be a great filling lunch. I had plans to make a big dinner, too. But - duty calls
us to the restaurant tonight so I think I'll let my favorite Mexican cook prepare my dinner.
As I finally sit here in my livingroom taking a break from stacking firewood, I take a look around wondering where my cats are. Then I hear a thud from the roof. I know exactly where my cats are; hiding in the basement up in the rafters. I won't be seeing
them until well after dark tonight!