Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Ice Ice Baby

As I type, there are two grown men on our roof, raking all of the snow off of it.

One of the downsides of getting 30+ inches of snow in 30 days is that it can form ice dams on your roof. Not being from here, I had no idea what that meant or why it is bad...until a few of our neighbors woke up to water leaking into their houses right through their ceilings. That's not fun.

I called around to buy a "roof rake" but there are none to be found within 100 miles of here. (note to self: buy roof rake next September.) I'd never even heard of roof rakes until 2 days ago. Other, more prepared, people have bought them all up.

But now that I see these guys on our roof, I'm glad I couldn't find one. There's A LOT of snow up there. They are earning their money.

Luckily we've spent the week enjoying the upsides of 30+ inches of snow: sledding, skiing, and adding to our snow fort.

Back to real life tomorrow.

2 comments:

Diva Mom Vicki said...

Great. Thanks for the HORRIBLE ear-worm!

Ice, ice, baby...

LisaS said...

I don't know what makes me shiver more: the concept of 30 inches of snow on the roof or the flash of that song in my head ....