Monday, August 29, 2011

Hurricane Irene

So our first two months of marriage have been an adventure! Hurricane Irene hit this past weekend and she was not so nice. We started getting rain and wind Friday night, and around 3 o'clock Saturday afternoon, Parker & I heard what we thought was the sink running. Not dripping, but running. Well... it wasn't the sink, it was our bedroom ceiling.

We moved everything out of our bedroom (our clothes, 2 month old matress set, etc.) and put trash bags, towels, and buckets everywhere. Our neighbors came over and helped. We poked holes in the ceiling (omg I just realized I wrote "poaked" on facebook...)

It was pretty much a nightmare. Did I mention that it continued to rain for 6 more hours?

Sunday morning I ventured out to survey the damage... This is the view behind us.

To the front right of us:

Oh, this is the enormous limb that caused a hole in our roof:

Our ceiling is sinking... and cracking... and will probably fall in the floor.

The front of our building:

A home down the street :(

The roof was fixed this afternoon, but they probably won't be able to fix the ceiling until next week!  Please pray that it'll hold until then!!  I'm so thankful that it wasn't worse!  We are super blessed!
laura ann


Lorraine said...

Miss reading your updates, I hope all is well, my name is Lorraine a reader who lives in Sydney..Australia!! xx

Joann Winton said...

Hurricane Irene was one of the most destructive tropical cyclones in 2011. Luckily, nothing was seriously damaged around here. I’m glad your home wasn’t totally hit by the tree. It could’ve been so much worse if a tree hit your home. I hope the ceiling and the entire roof is already fixed by now. Let us hope that it’ll be the last hurricane that will hit our country. #Joann Winton

Joanne Barragan said...

Life is only testing your relationship on how courageous and strong you are as a couple. This is just a small problem, and there might be more difficult times that will come along the way. But seeing how well you handled this situation, there is no doubt in my mind you'll surpass any trials, come what may. Have you checked the entire roof if there are other damages? You must always be ready for situations like these. Check your home before and after every typhoon, or other bad weather conditions, that might hit your home. ->Tedrick’s Roofing

Josie Moretti said...

How old is your roof? Have you thought of replacing the entire roof? I believe this is a much better resort than just repairing a portion of the roof. You could prevent extensive and expensive repair in the future, if you do this. What do you think? It’s good to hear that you’re all safe after this hurricane Irene. -North West Exteriors