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Thursday, June 17, 2010

Ranting (Sorry)

Wow I hate lazy people! We got up this morning hoping to move cows up to our place in Stettler, and it was raining. Well not a big surprise, as it seems like its been raining everyday this year. Oh let me start last night. We went to a fundraiser supper for one of the teachers at the school who had a baby at 27 weeks. He is only 12 inches long and 1.65 pounds. So tiny. But nothing wrong with him, so he just has to stay in the NICU for about 3 months till he is breathing on his own and everything. So Mom and Dad are staying at the hospital as much as possible and its getting hard to pay bills and stuff. Well that was good, we raised about $5000 for them, that will sure help them along.

(does this look like we should ignore the water and go back to bed??)

We get home and Neil says oh I can't see the cows, but there still there I guess. Never thought that since the trucker is coming at 9 he should be sure. Then the rain, and the trucker was actually here at 4:30 and slept in the yard. Neil goes to get the cows in and they have knocked down a gate and are in the creek. So he sends the trucker on his way and goes back to bed. I was so annoyed! Especially when the roof and the basement are leaking. Finally at 10:30 I can take it no more and start tearing down roof tiles to see how bad it is and he wakes up and says oh I guess I shoulda patched the shingles last week. Ya think! now we have to tear out the tiles, the wood and the rotten insulation in the roof before we can have a normal ceiling in the living room. Grrr, for a half hour of shingling we have now at least 2 days of work. If it ever stops raining it would be nice.
(the roof after the tiles are down)

Not sure what we are gonna do now, I sire want a new house and the more I find with this one the more I want a new one.
(the other wet spot)
This roof piece is right by the wall and as soon as I tore it down, I could fell a breeze coming in. The only thing stopping the hole to outside is a roof tile! Not impressed. Now I am wondering if I should tear out the whole roof and redo it all. Hmm people should NOT be allowed to build there own houses! Yikes it makes me wonder how the rest of the house is put together.

And yesterday we heard of another friend had a baby and it was so twisted in the uterus the did a c section and broke a leg getting him out. Hes fine, they sent him to the children's hospital to set it and it should be healed in two weeks or so. And to top it off, this morning we get a call from Jardi saying one of the borders hit a moose last night and broke her neck. She is at the hospital waiting for the surgeon. Yikes! I worry for her, I know they can do so much, but still a neck is pretty fragile.


Shirley said...

Wo boy! When it rains it pours- literally and figuratively! Hope the babies and the boarder lady are all going to be ok, and that you get the cows hauled and the roof fixed!

CCC said...

Oh no! I hate messes. Maybe something good will come of this ( a new house?) I'll keep my fingers crossed for you. I guess there are worse things than a leaky roof, like a broken leg or neck. Maybe that's where that saying comes from, "It never rains but what it pours." If there is anything I can do to help? don't hesitate to mention it. Most of us (meaning me) are so dumb we aren't sure what to do to help cheer up the situation. Just let me (us) know.

lisa said...

My sons bedroom upstairs was leaking everytime we had bad winds with rain! What a mess! We ended up putting a new roof on the house (we had a flat top roof and now it is a peaked roof! My house was built in the late 1800's and it needs lots of work, kitchen in the middle of the house not windows.

Nuzzling Muzzles said...

Wow, that's a lot of stuff to deal with at one time. Our house was poorly designed too. I think if I even get out of here, I'm going to higher my own home inspector to check out the new house with a fine tooth comb, so I don't have to deal with those types of hassles. Home owners and sometimes contractors take shortcuts to save money, but it always comes back to bite whomever is living in the house a few years later.

fernvalley01 said...

Good grief ! Sounds like you have your hands full! Prayers for your friends and the babies!

Beth said...

Ooh that sucks! I sure hope that things start looking sunnier soon!

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

OH my goodness! When it rains it pours...literally! As I kept reading, stuff kept getting worse. ugh! A leaky roof is never good.

We rarely ever get rain here, but when we've had some hard rain a couple times last summer during monsoon, we had some leaks. The problem is that is rains so rarely, it's tough to find out if we do have roof problems.

Hang in there and I hope things get better soon.


Linda said...

Yikes! I'm glad your friend DIDN'T break her neck. Hope you get things patched up and the husband trained (good luck with the last one ;)