Even though the snow wasn't terribly bothersome for most people, it ended up causing the roof of our biggest stadium, BC Place (where the opening ceremonies for the Olympics are going to be held) to collapse this afternoon. We had a lot more snow during our last big snowfall, so I don't know why it happened today.
Whatever it was, we came home tonight to discover that a similar thing was happening here - the kids' bedroom roof was leaking again. My husband replaced the roof over their room just last winter, but it's flat and collects the water and snow. That room is an addition, and the people who built it never bothered to tie the roof in with the rest of the house like the architect's plans showed, so it's been an ongoing problem.
Lately we've been debating whether to try to fix the problems our house has, or just cut our losses, take the money we've made on it, and build our perfect little eco-home somewhere else less expensive. Tonight we're feeling overwhelmed and frustrated, and option B is looking pretty good! The problem with that plan is, whoever buys this house will probably just knock it down if we leave it as it, and I hate that thought, but there's a high probability that it'll be demolished regardless of it's condition - almost every small house in the neighborhood has been sold and torn down to build a huge monster of a house (there are some nice views to be had around here if your house is tall enough). I guess the deciding factor will be whether or not we can borrow enough money to do everything that needs doing.
Tonight we're sitting here listening to the wind roaring around the house again, whistling through the windows and around the doors. The weather that we've experienced this winter is out of control. We dominated Environment Canada's list of top weather stories for last year.
I'm crossing my fingers that we don't lose our power before the woodstove is installed!