Tuesday, May 31, 2016

The Lemonade Stand is Closed

When life hands you lemons, make lemonade.  Right?  Words to live by, a tried and true saying, and other worn out clichés.  Except as of this afternoon the lemonade stand is closed, there is no reopening date, and this has nothing to do with the health department - which I suppose is a refreshing change.

Just look at this little surprise that was handed to me sometime last night.

The Barn

The Barn with Tree

Barn with Tree and Damage

Source of Tree

Source of Tree

Broken at the Trunk
Let's check the interior and see if the damage is worse than expected, better than expected, or about what I expected.  Mind you, I'm a pessimist at heart. 

A New Skylight

Inconvenient Skylight

Not a Skylight - a Hole in the Roof

Damage - Broken Rafters

Broken Rafters
Now we'll see if the insurance company is as happy to hear from me as they were when I sent them a check for the last premium.


  1. Oh man, good luck with that repair... Especially getting it to seal again!

  2. I hadn't thought about the seal. I suppose the worst scenario is that a section of the roof will have to be replaced. Meantime, the tree has to be removed without causing further damage.