Apparently there is a massive storm blowing into the area tomorrow which will bring with it several more inches of snow and then a full day of ice on top of that.
This will be very heavy. A big concern here has been snow loads on roofs.
So far most of the collapses have been flat roofed buildings and sheds. But with a storm like this coming - this could change.
We were watching the news this morning and there were reports of people falling off their roofs and ending up in the hospital all over the area.
Perhaps these people have slightly underestimated their own capabilities or maybe they have forgotten that snow and ice can be slippery.
Our old colonial farm house has a pretty steep pitch to it. This not only helps keep the snow totals lower -but carries the load better.
The problem here is our much flatter lower roof which wraps around half the house.
There is some drifting, and parts of this roof never see the sun - this has us a little concerned. Concerned enough in fact to want to do something about it.
But -with the storm on the way early tomorrow morning, it leaves us no time to hire this job out.
I am working from home today - so my arthritic wife has forbid me to do anything about this until she gets home this evening.
What makes a dangerous job more fun? That's right, do it in the dark. Might even be better if we were drunk - but I have enough trouble with ladders sober, so we may pass on that.
Unfortunately I don't think we'll be able to get pictures of the project in progress... unless of course the news crews get here in time.