Today’s predicted high was 40(F) as of a couple days ago. Today’s forecast says we’re not actually going to see that, but might see 35 a bit later today. Since it was above the freezing mark when I got up this morning I’m just thrilled. The snow is melting!! I can see where the garden containers are! Ok, barely, but still…..
Course, the downside to that is that all the ice and snow thats been collecting on the roof is ALSO melting. Unfortunately our attic space isn’t well sealed, insulated or vented (its on our list of things to fix). Especially the space where the woodstove chimney goes up through. We roof-rake, but apparently not as much as we should. And we have ice dams close to a foot tall. Or we did as of the weekend. When temps finally hit above 20 for the first time in forever. The leak over the vent in the 2nd bathroom was an easy fix. But the ice caps over the water in the valleys where the living room addition attaches to the main structure were more difficult to deal with. Monday we (me, my husband and my father-in-law) spent several hours on ladders hacking at ice, clearing the collected water, and creating channels for the melt water from the rest of the roof to go through. But I think we’re going to have to pull down at least part of the ceiling in the living room and replace at least some of the insulation and drywall…..
Course, Thursday night-Friday morning temps are going to dip below 0 again…..