Friday, December 15, 2006

The Weather Outside is Frightful . . .

Well, well what kind of mother are you? Allowing your children up on the roof in the middle of December. They could fall, they could slip, they could slide off the roof and break their neck! So, what kind of mother allows this, let alone take a picture of her boys looking through the skylight as if to say "hi mom, here we are on the roof, being really, really careful"?

Last night, our little area of the Pacific Northwest sustained 70 mph winds. That is a lot for us, and this deadly storm has caused massive power outages and school closures, riding the tails of our exciting snowfall a few weeks ago which rode on the coat tails of the flooding in mid-November! To say we've had our fair share of extreme weather is a gross understatement.

So what are my kids doing on the roof?

They're helping their dad replace more than 40 shingles that blew off in the wind last night. I know, we are lucky to have such little damage compared to most people in our area, some are still without power and some have trees adorning their living rooms (not the type you decorate and put in a stand either).

The scary part is that it isn't even officially "winter" yet.

And so, let's all raise a mug of peppermint schnapps cocoa, or another warm and soothing drink, and be thankful that it wasn't worse, yet!

And I promise to get those kids off the roof!

Happy Holidays!

14 comments:

Lisa Goldstein/Kelly Kelly said...

Wow, they are good helpers. Hope the weather gets better.


Lisa

Mamacita Tina said...

Hope you see blue skies soon!

Angry Dad said...

Amazing! We had storms come through our neck of the woods today too, but we were up in the high 90's and it was very humid. Lots of lightning and thunder, but no lost roofing fortunately!

Hope your weather clears up soon. By the way, I can never e-mail you when you send me blog messages - Ms Anonymous!!! LOL

sunshine scribe said...

Wow ... hoping that you don't get any more frightful weather for the rest of the season. Good thing for your brave helpers!

jen said...

yeah, it's winter that makes me really appreciate california.

and you are my kind of mom, dude. totally.

Anonymous said...

Great photo -- hope the roof is OK! Oh yeah, UJ is back with AJ. See you in 8 days! UJ

Anonymous said...

I bet that was a HUGE thrill for them to be on the roof!

Hope winter is gentler!

Its me, Lisa from Midwestern Mommy (Blogger HATES ME.)

Grim Reality Girl said...

GREAT photo! Glad the kids are good helpers too. May your weather calm and may the roof recover fully.

Christina_the_wench said...

Wow. Sounds frightful. It is cool to see your hubby teaching boys how to be men, though.

Merry Christmas, Carrie!

mk said...

I bet they loved every moment of being on the roof! You always have the best pics!

Pendullum said...

The kids will always remember the day they were allowed up on the roof...
and it will be part of their happy and exciting adventures of being a kid... and growing up in your home...

Blue Skies and calm waters...
Those are just some of my holiday prayers I am sending your way...

Happy Christmas,Happy Healthy New Year to you and yours!!!

Hope I get to blog over the crazy madness over the holidays... But just wanted tomake sure I wished you all the best!

Becky said...

oh man youre brave!

Jill said...

Mmmm . . .cocoa with a shot of peppermint is my latest afternoon treat. I haven't thought to make it peppermint schnapps. Good thinking!

Kristin said...

I saw the storm on the news and wow... I think you got lucky with only some roof gone...

Send your kids my way, I have some work for them!