Lord Have Mercy – And Glory to God for All Things!
Yesterday a severe thunderstorm came through. Among other things, it left an 8″ diameter branch in a hole in our roof – right over our bedroom! We are most grateful no one was in the bedroom when it happened, and that we were not injured. But our poor ceiling!!
Water poured through the roof into the insulation and saturating the thin wall-board used for the ceiling. It soaked through and the wall-board sagged and fell in. The storm was so violent we didn’t realize what had happened. Thought the branch hitting and piercing the roof was just another crash of the thunder that was shaking the house. We were amazed that none of the neighborhood transformers were struck and knocked out.
But finding out you have no ceiling over 1/4 of your bedroom at 9:00pm isn’t exactly wonderful, thank-you-very-much! The Ol’ Curmudgeon started on some cleanup of the ceiling and the soaked fiberglass insulation from the bed and floor. I called our oldest son (lives next door at the moment), and he came over, got on the roof and extracted the branch. His lovely wife went to Walmart and picked up a huge roofing tarp to cover the hole (draped over the ridge to prevent water from running under it and back into the hole.
The roof, attic, and ceiling will need major repairs. Bed will need cleaning up (thank goodness we have a watermattress! doesn’t matter if it gets a bit wet!) and sheets, matress cover, and comforter washed. Rug will have to be cleaned.
So we wait – for claims agent and contractors to call, to come and look, to estimate. WHEW!!
One more hassle – one more hassle – one more hassle. Seems like there’s always something…
Lord, have mercy!