Friday, April 04, 2008

Wishing for Hail?!

Yep, that's my mom - she's currently wishing for HAIL!

Why, you might ask? Well, because she's buying a new house* and is hoping for the roof to get hail damaged. Making sense yet? No? Well, the house is 19 years old, with the original roof (probably with 20 year shingles), so likely needing replacing soon. If there was hail damage, she could get the current owners to replace the roof for little to no out of pocket expense (for them, none for her).

There is actually a chance of hail tonight along with the thunderstorms and possible tornadoes. Looks like a lovely day to start Spring break tomorrow. 100% chance of rain. lovely. (Though I wouldn't mind a good gullywasher overnight to wash the pine pollen out of the trees!)

But do you think I could convince kids to go ahead and get their homework done and over with? Fat chance! If I'm lucky and nag them a lot, I might get 15 or 20 minutes work out of each of them. A has 15 questions about a book they're reading for Challenge (it was supposed to be classwork, but he was still finishing up last weeks classwork). M has a project due the day he gets back from break, but he's known about it for over a week already and has done next to nothing on it.

*My mom saw a house for sale on the next street over from us that has everything she wanted in a house.
A separate dining room
Master BR, garage and main living area all on one level
Space for an office and still space for both kids to sleep over
the kids can walk to her house without crossing major roads (almost forgot that one)

It also has a sunny part of the backyard where she could have a small garden. And comes complete with a swingset and playhouse that A finds quite intriguing.

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Blogger Carol P. said...

Wow, that sounds great! My fingers are crossed that you all get hail as expected. But very localized hail: only on the house your mother wants to buy. No need to damage anyone else's roof!

12:11 AM  
Blogger Katherine said...

No hail that night. But she is getting a roofer (that replaced her previously hail-damaged roof) to check out the roof. Maybe the previous storm a few weeks ago left some damage that a professional roofer can find.

9:54 PM  

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