November 29, 2005

Flying House's flying roof

A big gust of wind blew a third of our roof off last night! I stuck some pictures over on flickr. We didn't get too much water in the house thanks to Larry and Ann loaning us their car so we could run to Fred Meyer to buy a big honking tarp before they closed. And if that weren't enough heroism for friends and neighbors, they also helped us put it up in the 38-degree rain at 11pm and schlepped concrete blocks around to keep it from blowing away too.

Posted by jeffy at November 29, 2005 02:39 PM

Yikes! I guess your roof needed replacing...were any other houses around you damaged?

Posted by: Katherine at November 29, 2005 03:18 PM

My condolences. Reroofing is bad enough when you
call the time and pay the piper. Having the
weather choose the time of your roofing sucks
at least two different ways.

I saw the swimming pool over on flikr. It would
be good to get that siphoned off as soon as
possible. It's heavy, and the increased hydrostatic
pressure will increase the probability of a leak.

Posted by: Dan L at November 29, 2005 04:39 PM

Not even a flapping shingle on either of the next-door houses. I must admit to entertaining a theory about the bracketing two-story houses causing a harmonic convergence of roof liftiness on our lot.

As for the pond, had the arrival of the big strapping slavic guys not been imminent, I would have been out there siphoning (despite not having thought about the leak factor) even though the depth shown in the swimming pool picture was a practical maximum since it was cascading over the front edge of the roof at the point when I took that shot.

Replacing the roof was definitely not on the todo list for this winter, but what are you going to do?

Posted by: jeffy at November 29, 2005 07:11 PM