Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Who said snow was beautiful?
It’s snowing so heavily these days that I’m starting to fear the tremendous snow would cause the roof to collapse. Some of my kitties enjoy playing in the snow, the others prefer to stay inside so everyone can do as they want and what they want. Many of them don’t mind the snow.
As you may know, Serbia has succumbed to the deep freeze gripping Europe, with plunging temperatures and icy winds – and there’s no end in sight. I was literally cut off by snow for days and worried sick about the roof and wire mesh, still some of my kitties were having the time of their life leaping through the snow. But I’m more than preoccupied. The ridge beam has a longitudinal crack and if it spreads my snow loaded roof could cave in. The wire mesh is holding up for now because fluffy snow falls through the wire but in December heavy wet snow was piling up on top of it and the wire looked like it sagged under snow load in the middle. What would’ve happened if it had sunk I dare not imagine.
When the spring comes I’ll undoubtedly have to replace the entire roof and wire mesh as well. I also think I’ll need a bigger gas tank as my gas central heating consumes much more gas than I expected. The very thought of dealing with workers again sounds intimidating but I must do whatever needs to be done. It seems that the expenses are never-ending…
Will the snow ever stop?