rainy nights and ladders

It rained….it actually didn’t just “rain” we had thunderboomers from Hades hit us the other night………..with accompanying winds, tree branches and lawn chairs ending up on the roof and all over the back yard……….

Normally a lawn chair in the back yard is a good thing, but when you have a neighbor’s chair they tend to get annoyed when it isn’t immediately returned…and it took a good two days to figure out just who belonged to what when it came to the four chairs in the back yard…..now that doesn’t count the chair on the roof…………………….yes, on the roof.

We have a converted carport/living room with a flat roof…….all the other parts of the roof sort of lean one way or the other but the carport area is definitely flat and tends to hog all the cool stuff that flys through the air during a storm…………….and……………….

I sold our extension ladder at a yard sale, so I have no way to get up onto the roof except by climbing a tree that leans at a 45 degree angle in the back………………….and I would climb the tree..after all the dogs climbed that tree to go on the roof…….and the cats all climb that tree to go on the roof……but I am an old lady and frankly I am afraid to climb a tree anymore……………………

I used to climb with the kids when they were small and I was young and stupid…..um, maybe I should say “unafraid”…but that was eons ago and now that I am older and wiser (ok, scared) that just isn’t a possibility anymore……..so how to get the stuff off the roof and actually go and fix a leak?

I asked my buddy Rich to loan me my old extension ladder and of course he said “sure thing”……and he even said “I’ll bring it over since it won’t fit in the car”….all good things…………but Rich is an extremely busy guy and I may not have a chance to use the ladder until next Thursday with his schedule……………………….and by then I will once again be terrified of going on the roof because I will have had a week to think about all the horrid possibilities associated with roof walking……like falling off…….or getting stuck up there…………………..or (GASP) having a leg get stuck in a hole and never being able to get back down again……………….

but I have to get that lawn chair…………………………it just looks dumb up there and I am trying to sell the house……………………it actually reminds me of a “redneck” joke………………………..

Nevermind.  I guess the whole point of this was lost somewhere in among the babbling, and I no longer remember what the point was even supposed to be………………………so I’ll just go wait out on the porch for a ladder to show up so I can take this rubbery pookie stuff and my handy-dandy pookie brush up there and seal off whatever hole is making water come into the house…………..

or maybe I’ll take a nap.  

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