Sunday, February 20, 2011

Just Doing Its Job

Our standing seam roof may be doing too much of a good job. They’ve been recommending that people clear the snow off of their roofs, especially after the past few rainy days that turned to leaden ice. Our roof is automatic, though again, after talking to DH, I raked a bit off just to be on the safe side.

The roof on the barn tends to retain the snow since it’s cold on the inside, but as soon as it warms up just a bit, as it has in the past couple of weeks, then it becomes avalanche city. Since there is so much snow, it can be a pretty substantial amount, enough to block the driveway and make it impassable.

I had to go over there and shovel it away, a job made all the more difficult because it was not only icy, but frozen to the ground. I had to use three different shovels to get the job done, and there’s more to come because the snow on the dormers has not come down yet.

Such is the life of a real man in training. Despite all the snow, I’m still ready for more and bummed at the prospect that one day it will all melt.

Until then, thanks for reading.

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