Today is a beautiful day in North Carolina.
Saturday was not a beautiful day in North Carolina. As you probably know, North Carolina caught quite a bit of the fury of Hurricane Irene.
Now, we live in Durham, which is a couple of hours inland, so hurricanes don't affect us as they affect the coastal areas. Still, we experienced pretty high winds. See this mess in my yard?
Unfortunately, most of this was on our roof just a few minutes before this photo was taken. Actually, a good bit of this was in our roof--sticking right through the shingles and the plywood and coming to rest inside our attic. So now we have some nice big holes in the roof.
You know what's amazing, though? Throughout all that time of high winds, we had no rain. And the temperature was fairly cool--in the high 70's. These tree limbs damaged a part of our roof which is above an attic space. Though the winds raged outside, I was able to get up into the attic with plastic sheeting and staple gun and cover all the holes. (This part of the attic is too small for my 6'7" husband to squeeze into, so I was the one wielding the staple gun--I felt like Rosie the Riveter!) Not a drop of water got into the attic.
Once everything was covered, Jack and I walked outside--and THEN it started raining. Not a drop while our attic was exposed to the elements. What a gift!
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