Today’s quote is a bit of a departure from our usual “wisdom” quotes, but it pretty accurately reflects my current state of mind: when all else fails, eat pie (or cake, or Ben and Jerry’s.)
Why am I so stressed? You may recall that we had our roof replaced a little over a month ago. I was extremely worried about how Allegra would handle the noise of that, and was relieved that she did really well. I ended the post she and I wrote about the experience with “I’m relieved that we got through it and that we’ll never have to do that again!”
What is it they say? Famous last words? Well, guess what: we are going to have to do that again tomorrow. The roofers screwed up big time and used the wrong kind of plywood.
I wouldn’t even have known there was a problem if I hadn’t noticed a clogged downspout a month or so after we got the new roof. The gentleman who took care of cleaning the gutters and downspout mentioned that he felt some soft spots while walking around on the roof. Obviously, that shouldn’t happen with a brand new roof. The roofing company sent someone to take a look immediately. And yes, there was a big problem with the plywood that somehow nobody noticed during the install.
Needless to say, I was livid. Thankfully, I managed to not lose my temper with the roofing company (and trust me, that took herculean restraint!) I do appreciate how responsive they have been, but despite me pushing them to find a simpler solution, in the end, there’s just no other way to fix this than redoing the entire roof. So Allegra and I will have to suffer through another day of noise and disruption. I just hope she copes as well as she did the first time.
Our trusted assortment of calming remedies is standing by. And while sugary treats (for me) may not be the healthiest coping mechanism, in the short term, I’m allowing myself to indulge, because they do help!
Allegra and I can use all the calming thoughts you can send our way tomorrow.