Monday, February 2, 2009
I wake up each weekday morning, get out of bed, go down to the kitchen and get the coffee started by 7 AM. This morning started out a little differently.
This morning started off more like this: bare feet on cold wet carpet.
"Hon, I think the waterbed's leaking."
"We don't own a waterbed."
Yup, our insulated roof is so insulated that the snow on our roof is barely melting. Barely, I say, but melting. We have one of the few houses in the area that still has snow up there. Ah, the benefits of tight spray foam insulation.
Now the problems: because we have been fluctuating between 13 and 40 degrees Fahrenheit each day, the sun melts some of the snow, it runs down the metal roof, and as the sun descends into the west, that trickle freezes up, creating an ice damn. Yes, I did that on purpose. It is forever spelled that way now. Get used to it.
We have an ice damn on our roof. At least we did last night.
Now it's in our bedroom.
It's prettier when it's OUTSIDE.
Box-gutter guys/roofers: We're taking bids to run the ice barrier and line the gutter with rubber. Feel free to contact us.
Posted by The Young Ones at 3:09 PM