Friday, February 27, 2009

Just a reminder...

It's still winter!!

We had a big winter storm yesterday which dumped upwards of 8 inches of snow in just a few hours. It was awesome! It was also a bit windy so I think there's more snow on the ground than on roofs.
In the midst of the snow storm I waded over to Don's house. When I arrived, completely covered in snow from head to foot, he opened the door and said, "You are a true Minnesotan!" =)

Anyway, Jeremy had been taking a break from the coop for a few days to start planning our gardens for the year and ordering seed (more on that soon!). He got back out on Tuesday to work on the roof and got up a drip edge and tar paper.

Wednesday we found out about the coming storm so Jeremy decided he HAD to get the roof finished! We had gotten six different colors of shingles donated from two different couples (thanks Greg & Mina and Joel & Faith!). Jeremy got the north side done in the morning and then he started the south side in the afternoon.

I got back from volunteering at the library around 5:30 and he was still going on the roof. By 6:00 he just had a couple rows to go but it was getting dark fast. In the end, Jeremy was on the peak of the roof putting on the last shingles and I was standing on the ladder shining a light on the roof so he could see what he was doing. And I was running back and forth to the garage cutting shingles and finding tools, as needed. We got it done just before 7:00 and it is beautiful. But of course you can't really see it now because it is covered in snow!

Jeremy is trying to do a few more things today but it is a rather chilly 3 degrees. We are preparing for our "open coop" tomorrow - when neighbors and friends across the Twin Cities will descend upon us to see the coop progress and visit the chicks while they are still cute and fluffy. (They are no longer quiet and innocent - more about that later too!)


@bdul muHib said...

Wow. All we got from that storm was rain, and tons of it, pouring down. And I learned something interesting. Madisonites do not know how to drive in the rain! The smallest puddle and they were slowing down. Accidents everywhere. Some of them thought it would be a good idea to park in the middle of the street (I still don't know why), tying up traffic for a long ways back. My commute took twice as long as it normally does.

Aimee said...

Yeah - I heard we'd either get snow or rain. I was hoping for snow of course. It's cool that people here really know how to drive in the snow and it doesn't seem to bother people.

You must have felt like you were back in Seattle - since we all know no one in Seattle knows how to drive in rain either (oh the irony).

Liz Opp said...

Oh shoot, did I miss the "open coop"? Too much on my plate, I guess.

Glad you got the roof of the coop finished, though. Good work, you two.

Liz Opp, The Good Raised Up