it’s gone, gone, gone

The local wrecker arrived Wednesday afternoon to lift the tree from the roof. It was quite a process, as you can see. Lots of ropes and prayers!

Bill, the tree removal expert, is on the left taking pictures as the giant limb is lifted into the air.

Now that the tree was gone, the contractor and the insurance agent arrived the next morning to survey the damage. An electrician arrived to make sure it was safe to turn on the circuit that controlled our propane fireplace.

I might be repeating myself, but the crew arrived early Friday morning to replace rafters, secure the broken ridge and waterproof the roof. Saturday they returned to cover the hole in the entry hall and remove damp drywall above the living room windows.

We were thrilled to discover that the header wasn’t damaged!

Now we wait for an engineer and a building permit. It could take a while, but we’re safe and warm and waterproof.

And grateful that the worst is over.

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2 Responses to it’s gone, gone, gone

  1. Phyllis says:

    Oh, thank goodness! From what I hear, there could have been a long wait for workers. And the rafter….yeah…so glad it was intact. Upward and onward. Thanks for keeping us posted. You have been in our thoughts and prayers constantly.

    • Thanks, Phyllis. This has been quite an ordeal, but with the tree gone and the roof temporarily stable we’re in good shape as we wait for an engineer and a building permit. Could take a while but things could be worse.

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