Storm Warnings  

puntachueca 107M
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9/5/2006 7:46 pm

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9/7/2006 5:58 am

Storm Warnings

One of the stranger things about the southwest is that even though this is a desert, we occasionally get the remnants of hurricanes from off the coast of Mexico dumping huge quantities of rain on us.

Hurricane John smashed southern Baja California and was forecast to rain itself out over us.

This is not good when the roof on your house is failing and you have no windows in the house. And the house is made out of unfired adobe (when wet it turns to mud).

So I got really busy and put a new tin roof on the house, bought and installed the windows. Which is why I haven't been online for a week.

And while it has been cloudy for a week, very little rain. Which is good for now. We've had enough rain this summer.

catkit13 67F

9/5/2006 8:31 pm

glad to know all is well - i bet the rain will sound like baseball bats on your new tin roof, huh? we've had rain up here . . .

puntachueca replies on 9/6/2006 6:21 am:
Actually I don't know yet. We've had very little rain in northern Santa Cruz County. Lots more down by the border. Most of the storm must have gone east though the "center of circulation" is supposed to cross today.

We've been on high alert emergency response wise...but luckily only a few sewer line breaks across the line which, in the context of all the storm water, isn't much of a one is swimming in the river right now.

lovemetouchme5 52F
2102 posts
9/5/2006 8:34 pm

I wish we could say that we've had enough rain this summer! Almost all of the corn was destroyed because of the drought in Missouri. Farmers are already starting to harvest it.

Hope you get that house done soon!


puntachueca replies on 9/6/2006 6:21 am:
Will send you all the rain we can.

MoutnainGirl 39F

9/5/2006 9:54 pm

Welcome back! Glad you have a new roof over your head and windows to keep the citters out!

Moutnain Girl

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puntachueca replies on 9/6/2006 6:23 am:
Since the critters have been living there a long time, they are not leaving without resistence. Found one had tunneled down into the walls. I have this squirrel who is determined not to be evicted.

amoldenough 71F
16436 posts
9/5/2006 11:45 pm

I love the sound of rain on a tin roof. Unfortunately, we don't have many of those in Michigan. I'm glad your house didn't melt. I can hardly wait to see pictures of the finished produsts.

"Don't cry because it's over; smile because it happened."

puntachueca replies on 9/6/2006 6:28 am:
Keeping a photo diary of the progress. It is already looking really good. Amazing construction...people built these things with whatever they had around...lots of rocks for the foundation...mud for the walls. When tin became available in the late 1800's thanks to the railroad, everyone tinned over the roofs because nothing worse than a leaky roof on a mud house. So tin is "authentic" for restoration.

One day the sun came out while I was putting the tin on a hot tin roof...

rm_lust2u2 53M

9/6/2006 12:30 am

Glad to hear everything went well

puntachueca replies on 9/6/2006 6:29 am:
Now I can say "let in rain"...which is a great feeling. Basics...enjoying having a roof over your head.

(What the fuck is this shit..?? *rolls eyes*)

9/6/2006 6:47 am

I was wondering what happened to you...There something comforting about those tin roofs and rain...There's still a few old homes standing today and being lived in Phoenix as it was just easier for the city to build around some of those old hat as to try and force them out....Ready


puntachueca replies on 9/7/2006 5:59 am:
Down in Tucson they tear overything old down. Something about the past scares them.

lissi888888 53F
1401 posts
9/6/2006 8:04 am

Golly...I was wondering where you were. Glad you got that all taken care of and glad to see you back

puntachueca replies on 9/7/2006 6:02 am:
I'd get done, go back to my rental place, fall asleep, wake up, go right back to work...didn't watch tv, read a newspaper, get on the net....

sexyariesgirl 59F

9/6/2006 4:44 pm

Good to see you...and as you know, I can identify with the remodeling efforts! Over the holiday weekend Sweet Baby finally got the last of the supports under the house. When they moved the house in there MANY years ago...they only put supports around the outer edges...none through the center of the house! He ended up putting an additional 25 podiums and pads under there...but by golly the floors don't wiggle anymore! lol In some places he actually had to dig a tunnell to get under the was a mess! So glad you got the new roof on and the windows in before any rain hit!

Power To FOK

puntachueca replies on 9/7/2006 6:03 am:
Sounds like what we call "a project". I can see him tunnelling....but great feeling having solved a basic problem...the floors don't jiggle....

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