I love winter, but I love it outside of my house. This year, with the record making snowfall (I think we are over seven feet), it is seeping into my home at the gutters (we think). It is largely confined to two rooms: the den ceiling and the livingroom chimney. However, as my ‘studio’ is above the den, I am a bit paranoid so I have completely covered Millie and will give her a bit of a break pending all snow off of the roof and/or leaking issue resolved on her end of the house. So here is Millie’s waterproof outfit…just in case:
Presently, it is like living with water torture around here…drip, drip, drip. Here’s what it looks like inside:
B. used his drill on the ceiling to allow the water to escape in hopes of keeping this issue from spreading. Fortunately, B. is even better at fixing these issues. I’m not sure you are supposed to show this type of thing on the internet rather than be a Pollyanna, but what the heck, it is part of life and it is what makes life in some ways.
This is the front of the house. There is no access to the front door. We cannot access the backyard in anyway; consequently, we cannot clearly see what the issue is, clear any ice dam or remove snow from the roof. So until the roof is completely clear, we will hold our thumbs that there are no additional issues. This picture is for scale: Notice how I have worked away from shoveling and into photography!
Again, I love winter, but I love what living on the coast used to be…one good snow storm a season, a few small ones, and inland would get the real bulk of the snowfall. I’m not crazy about a leaky house…first time in 33 years, but still… So for now, in my No Quilting Zone: Happy shoveling!