No Quilting Zone

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: IMG_4679

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.

So here is how buried we are here:


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: IMG_4668Notice 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!

About quiltify

Crazy about functional art: quilting; travel, family, and New England.
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2 Responses to No Quilting Zone

  1. Oh my, you are experiencing what every one of us is dreading. I look outside and see all those ice dams and know there but for the grace of God go I. Here’s to some sunshine for all of us and some repairs for you. We got another 2-3″ last night with more for this weekend. It’s like the storm that just won’t quit.

  2. quiltify says:

    I’m a bit worried about the alleged rain/snow this weekend. LOL. But hoping this is the worst now.

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