Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Man On The Roof, Butt In The Air. Ladder On The Ground
Geeze Chicago had nothing on us yesterday. I've seen some March winds but never anything like yesterday. It blew hard all day. Trees were uprooted, signs down, roofing shingles in the yards. People's "stuff" everywhere but where it belongs. I couldn't get online yesterday afternoon and last night. Guess the tower where my broadband comes from was rockin' and rollin'. The renter at the farm house called to say some of the tin blew off the house and more was about ready to go. We rushed out to look the situation over. Renter man agreed he could climb up to secure the next piece of tin and they would put the missing tin back on today, which they are doing now. We left renter man working while we went to check the fences to see if any trees had fallen and damaged any fences so the cows could get out. We started to leave via another gate but decided to go back by the house. As we drove up John said has he gone in the house already? No, don't you see him on the porch roof with his butt sticking in the air? Looked like he had a measuring tape measuring. No! He was bent over knocking on the roof of the porch trying to get the attention of his wife or kids. The wind was still blowing some and I guess they had the TV on and couldn't hear him. The light ladder had blown over and he was stranded on the roof in the cold wind. Boy was he grinning when we drove up.