Saturday, November 10, 2012

Storms and Silver Linings

Well, we have officially survived our first hurricane and a nor'easter as Outer Banks home owners. Whew! Not for the weak of heart, I can tell you that. We were extremely lucky in so many regards....especially considering the devastation the northeast experienced.

We were already planning to replace the entire roof this past week. Good thing! This is what Sandy left us:


Of course, the nor'easter was bearing down on us and we had to put the roof work off until it passed.

Which resulted in this:

And this:

Nothing like waking up in the middle of the night to water dripping all over your bed!

With some quick patches during a break in the rain, we were able to stop the bleeding and work on some inside projects:


Good bye, non-working fireplace!

Hello, dust!

I can't complain...the sun came out, the winds died down and the roof is being completed as I type.

Oh, and speaking of silver linings? This is the view from the roof! Can you say, "crow's nest" in our future?! (By the way, that's the Pamlico Sound, but I hear you can see bits of the ocean in the other direction, too. Sunrises AND sunsets? Yes, please!)


1 comment:

  1. Good stuff. I'll read the blog & hope to experience some of it a little closer. Surf's up!