Saturday, October 16, 2010
Tear Down the Roof - Some Light at the End of the Tunnel - Chap 3 or 4 - Take Your Pick.
I had given up hope that this time my local weather guy would be wrong and the storm would sweep to the south or better yet die of natural causes somewhere over New York City. Every weather site, every weather bozo, everyone I talked to, listened to, or tried to ignore agreed we were in for some weather. Bad weather. Lots of bad weather. Maybe 3 or 4 inches of bad weather.
I got busy. Up, down, kneel, stand up, forget something on the ground, a hammer, damn out of nails again - all day long I fought my tendency to be unorganized. By 7:00 PM I had only about 20 percent left to do. By 7:00 PM my energy level was running a deficit. It was time to quit and get down off the damn roof. I covered the roof I couldn't get to, battened it down and climbed down the ladder.
The noreaster landed right on schedule. The rain was coming from the east so hard Stubby would not step off the porch to do her morning business. I had to pull on a rain coat and shoes and head out into the storm before I even had one sip of coffee in my system. I figured while I was outside nursemaiding my weather intolerant mutt, I would check the roof to see how my make do tarping effort fared. It held up just fine.
Back inside and after some coffee and toast, I told myself I would head to the bike shop. But I didn't. I was so thrashed from my marathon roofing efforts, I convinced myself I needed a day off from everything. I passed out and slept while outside Mother Nature pummeled us with as much moisture as she could muster.
Yeah I felt guilty, but not enough to roust my sorry butt out of bed. I was tapped out and I knew it. So today I hope I have recharged enough to at least open the doors.