Three weeks ago, we were looking out at a foot of snow with a 2″ ice crust on top, thinking that spring time was a long way away.
Two weeks ago, we stood on the deck and looked up into the attic through a hole that was created when heavy ice and snow pulled the gutter and fascia board away.
One week ago, we held our breath as March roared in on the wings of a nor’easter that blew through at 50 mph and brought 6″ of rain with it, headed straight for that hole in the attic.
Today we have a new gutter and fascia board and the best looking roof on the block. I stopped at the garden section of Home Depot on the way home from work and overpaid x2 for a plastic bowl full of pansies. They were worth every penny.
The dog is amusing himself by rediscovering the rags and bones in the yard that were hidden from his sight for so long and chewing on tar paper and old asphalt shingles. Tomorrow, I’ll pop some extra glucosamine/chondriotin, pull on my knee brace and rake the little sticks and pine needles that floated in on the rainwater.
I’ve got nothing to complain about.
Spring fever, we gots it.