Monday, December 22, 2008

Raindrops Keep Falling On My Bed


We're getting a new roof today. There are 3 men presently ripping off old shingles with glee and abandon, like roofers do. We've needed a new roof for a long, long time, but kept putting it off. Two weeks ago, during a long, hard rain, when we had buckets and towels set out to collect drips that were occurring all over the house, it seemed that we couldn't wait any longer. You try sleeping through a constant drip 12 inches from your bed, when pillows over the head, ambient music, and even ear plugs all fail to quiet the incessant noise. 

And so, here I sit, with 3 days until Christmas, trying to write a chapter for the next book, while the cats and dogs keep giving me looks of distress and bewilderment on account of the stomping and hammering and dump trucks delivering shingles and latino music blaring to give the roofers some solace on a morning with a wind chill of -8. There are cakes and cookies for the family to be baked, fudge-making to be attempted, fires to be stoked, and canning instructions to be written. Just another day in the life. 

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ashley, well done. New roof will bring peace of mind along witrh a dry bed,

Anonymous said...

Well little lady you know the old saying dry head dry bed new roof make Ashley happy on Christmas family will be well fed!(old Adams/Chinese proverb???!!!)YEA NEW ROOF!!!!!!!

MOMeyele

Emily said...

Be careful of nails in your yard after the roofers leave. When we got our roof redone, they were everywhere! We bought a magnet mounted to a stick and found at least 100 where they had fallen off the roof.

Gail said...

Ashley: having been through it, the silence will be deafening, enjoy it when it comes...
Merry Christmas !