Sunday, January 25, 2009

Our Fort is Bigger Than Your Fort!














So after we had 3 plus weeks of 60-70* weather, we decided to take the roof off...and what do you know, the Rain Gods laughed hysterically and showed us no mercy! Let the tarping begin!










We got the house covered with the blue tarps, thought we had it covered and went to bed that night only to wake up to the dreaded drip, drip, drip in several locations...Dave was up all night and Janalee woke up to every bowl, towel and even frying pan she owned full of water! I wish I would have had the frame of mind to take pictures of our indoor water falls, but I was too busy rescueing important papers, emptying soggy cupboards, and helping to turn my house into the biggest fort ever!





No More Drips! But wait! Not to be leftout, the Wind Gods needed to throw something our way and we spent the next morning stapleing and nailing down the tarps so we did not blow away. We also had to drain a few lakes that had formed on top of the house which meant faces full of water as we pulled the tarps tight so the water would drain.






We have a couple more storm systems on the way, but hopefully we can get the trusses up early next week...if we don't float away!

5 comments:

Shelly said...

WOW, killer blanket fort. It almost looks like you have a bad case of termites...

The Talley's said...

I cannot believe you are living there during all this! What troopers you are!

Blogging Mama Andrea said...

I could not imagine taking on a project like this and still living inside!

Good luck and I'm sending lots of sunshine vibes your way!

Orange Peanut said...

Wow! Do you want to come over for lunch tomorrow? Just to get out of your fort!

HaLeY said...

AHHHH! I agree, your fort is bigger! It's all gonna pay off after all of this! Tell the kids I say hi! :)!
haley