Thursday, 10 May 2018

What is with our earth?

Flooding in the east in Canada, specifically New Brunswick, now out west. Turkey has had massive floods, as well. Poor Hawaii, with the lava flows.

New Brunswick had a quick melt of snow, which overwhelmed the rivers, along with much rain.

In British Columbia, in the interior, they had fires last year, and this means they are at risk for flooding.

There was a windstorm on Friday here in Ontario.
Hydro One has every available crew helping to restore power to customers as we enter our fourth day of restoration work. Since the start of the wind storm, Hydro One in partnership with neighbouring utilities has restored power to over 560,000 customers.  

All we had was shingle damage from the windstorm: my initial repair job: A massive windstorm. Back on the roof, I realised I needed to caulk some of the shingles. Some were broken in half, and, while I put the puzzle back together, they weren't sticking together anymore. I sent hubby off where he bought some caulking. My friend, who works in Home Hardware, told him that they ran out of caulk on the weekend, and had to order more in.

It's a nice view from the roof. I had to wait until I could get hubby's attention, as I'd remembered the caulking gun, the caulk, gloves, but forgot a nail to pierce and open the tube.

Then the vultures came around. It was a bit creepy. I imagine they could smell the remains of the grouse 100m away! All that is left of it is a few tail feathers, and its ruff, which is in the garage to show my grandkids.

I killed some time until I heard him in the garage and yelled. He had strict orders not to watch me go up and down the ladder. He makes me nervous. That's the worst part for me. He threw me up a nail.

Roofing from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.

They ran out of caulking at the store in Perth on the weekend. I see why. The odd shingles are missing here and there. We have rain today. That will be a fine test.


Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
YIKES Jenn... The pitch of your roof is low compared to ours here, but still... YIKES Jenn... !!! YAM xx

William Kendall said...

In town, there were the odd stray shingles down from that windstorm. I woke up in the night to the sound of a crack, and thought a window had busted because of the wind. It was a tree branch that came down outside instead.

Anvilcloud said...

A man who "throws up" nails? Hmm. :)

Our roofer guy is supposed to come today. In the rain. :(

Nancy J said...

you are SO brave, a ladder, a roof, caulking, and making a video as well. Now I know who to call if we have problems down here!!!

Lowcarb team member said...

Up on the roof!!!
Gosh my knees are going queasy and jelly like just at the thought of it.
Well done to you.

I think the worlds weather has been even more topsy turvey recently, not sure why...

All the best Jan

Red said...

Yes, some bad news weather stories. I feel for those people involved in the damage.