Friday, August 21, 2009

Waiting for Bill.

Hmmm, let me think now.....Wednesday night, the rain came down in sheets. Worse I've seen in a long time. Thunder and lightening as well which I thought was wonderful. Very energizing. The power went for a few seconds but that was it. It continued through the night and there was one clap of thunder that made me jump a foot off the bed and woke me up for a few minutes.

Thursday morning on getting up I saw that there had been a leak in the roof over the chesterfield. There was a big wet spot on one of the cushions. We had planned on leaving for Gander at 7:00 am to pick up groceries, etc so couldn't see to the roof. Figured we'd do it when we came back home. We got back in the afternoon but figured we'd put off the roof business until this morning as rain wasn't in the forecast.

This morning after the sun got up we were on the roof, each with a container of roof patch, (a thick tar like substance), looking for what would be a tiny hole in the roof. Well, I don't know if we found it or not but we put the patch on anything that looked suspicious.

Himself has been following the weather reports for a couple of days. Bill is suppose to hit Saturday night and Sunday. He's convinced that the roof is going to be torn off and that we should get boards to cover the windows. Frankly, I think it will be calmed down some by the time it gets to us, if it gets to us at all.

Himself makes walking sticks, canes and spears. Here's his latest.


Busy Bee, notice the pollen all over his "furry coat."


One of the forever present Woodies.

Jay

Plant, Hosta

8 comments:

ShySongbird said...

Oooh! I wouldn't have liked that thunder and lightening and neither would Louis (dog), I do hope Bill either avoids you or has indeed calmed down if he does reach you! Bad luck about the roof, what a pain, I remember sitting with a bucket on the table when we had the same problem on a small leaded roof which extends over the bay window of the dining room. We tried to patch it ourselves but with limited success and eventually had to call the professionals in.

I love the picture of the bee and the Blue Jay is so colourful. I do wish we had Woodpeckers visiting our garden.

Janine said...

Hope all goes well tonite.

Dixxe's Doodles said...

dang..Hope you got that leak fixed up if you can go in the dark attic even a pinhole will shine brightly and make it easy to spot. We got more humid air pushed our way thanks to Bill spinning by...and there is to a large surf. Im not near the ocean here so no worries on that...We have had hurricanes come inland tho and its never a good thing. Hopefully it will turn or fizzle out. Your photos are really great today...Very interesting spear!

Yoke, said...

I'm not sure if his latest structure can help the house (or yourselves) stand up against Bill, but perhaps living in wytchwood alters the mind a little in what is real and what isn't?
Imagine going to the pub for some grub with a drink and then get showered like the Bee.

Lovely photos and post. Good luck with the roof. (which brings up too many memories.)

Yoke, said...

I'm not sure if his latest structure can help the house (or yourselves) stand up against Bill, but perhaps living in wytchwood alters the mind a little in what is real and what isn't?
Imagine going to the pub for some grub with a drink and then get showered like the Bee.

Lovely photos and post. Good luck with the roof. (which brings up too many memories.)

Ali said...

I hope the severe weather misses you!

Ali

Tricia said...

Hope Bill had blown himself out before he reached you OC. The birds and bees are looking chipper as ever - lovely pictures as usual!

Pete said...

fingers xed