Let’s all remember a very important thing in life. What goes up, must come down. It’s hard life lesson to learn. Remember a while back and I was talking about the leak at the Hotel Thompson and having to call a contractor to look at the roof? Well, we found out what caused the leak. You might just be as surprised as we were. Are you sitting down? It was a bullet. Let’s just leave it at WTP (What the Pig?!) I can’t repeat what daddy said when he was told. Apparently, someone thought it would be just fun and giggles to shoot a gun up in the air. Thus, what goes up, must come down. This is so very dangerous! And the bullet came down on our house and caused a leak right over where daddy sits and watches television. Do you know how frightened we all were when we learned this? And, our neighborhood is not bad – it was just one of those times where people thought they would celebrate by shooting up in the sky, probably around New Years or the Fourth of July. We can’t pinpoint exactly when it happened but once is enough okay.
I know this picture above looks like a horrid roof but it’s only 10 years old and was ‘suppose’ to be a 20 year roof. One thing is that we live in the south and moisture will always be a problem here. It gets muggy and yuck in the Summer – I’m not a big fan of that season. I prefer cooler months, you?
Well, the contractor spoke to mom about what she wanted as to replace everything. Of course, daddy laughed and said mommy has what did he say – expensive tastes. But then again mommy said she wanted what she wanted the end of discussion – snorts – way to go mommy for putting her hoove down. So everything was ordered and dad coughed up the checkbook.
A couple of days later, two pallets of 30 YEAR shingles architectural design showed up along with ridge material, felt and massive piles of wood for the new decking. I in my little piggy life have never seen so much action in the front of the Hotel Thompson when the big truck unloaded all of this. I just stood in front of the storm door and watched in amazement. The ‘beeping’ of the big truck backing up was was hilarious. I tried backing up and snorting but it didn’t seem the same.
Then the next day, this HUGE big metal box like thingy was dropped off in our driveway. Mommy had to move the cars so they could get it there. It was massive and empty. It looked kind of mysterious but mom said to watch and see the next day to find out what it was.
Finally the third day early in the morning, it seemed like an entire village showed up at the Hotel Thompson. There were so many people and I wanted to watch. Dad locked the storm door so I could sit in front of it and watch. It was amazing! Daddy said they were going to ‘raise the roof”. I didn’t understand that then until I watched all.day.long.
And when I say all.day.long, I mean from 9AM until 6PM that night. When mommy came home from the worky place, this is what she came home to. Insert angelic music here – it was astonishing. What a difference! Mommy says that it makes the house seem so much bigger. I personally think that it makes the house look entirely different.
But of course, she wasn’t home during the day when the ‘village’ was working on the roof. Honestly, it sounded like a herd of elephants tap dancing on the roof. And I admit, it scared me the first couple of times when they sent the shingles up the ladder and dropped them on the roof… or when they scraped all of the old roof off into the dumpster thingy… or when they pulled up all of the old decking and then replaced it. I might have squealed a couple of times and ran to my room… but I wasn’t scared. I’m a big pig. Now the purr things – that’s another story. They were scared. They went straight to mom/dad’s room and hung out under the bed all day. I think I saw them come out maybe a couple of times while the work was taking place.
But it was a long day. In fact, when mommy came home, daddy actually told her ‘he’ had a headache. I found this strange because mommy is usually the one telling daddy that. Daddy said he especially had a headache when he coughed up the checkbook again for the final payment. Poor daddy.
But doesn’t it look fantastic? And mom, she’s already talking about siding around the front eaves of the house, taking down the Mickey Mouses (oh no!) and doing the sides with siding. Daddy just rolled his eyes and gave her the checkbook. Isn’t he trained? snorts.
07/24/2013 at 4:25 am
OMP!! What an amazing thing to happen. Thank goodness your Dad (and everyone else) are ok! How silly are some people? The roof looks very good now.Is it illegal to shoot guns for no reason in a residential area? It is here!
07/24/2013 at 8:35 am
Yes. It is illegal to do the same here. We live in a good neighborhood. We don’t know when it happened. Don’t remember hearing anything like that at all recently although we have in the past 😦
I’m like you though – so very glad that no one got hurt here. XOXO – Bacon
07/24/2013 at 5:57 am
Well done you on being so brave!
07/24/2013 at 8:35 am
It was hard – really hard – at times. But I was the pig of the house and had to watch my kingdom. XOXO – Bacon
07/24/2013 at 6:13 am
Hope it didn`t shock you too much Bacon. You were lucky it was small caliber, when I was a kid they were using anti aircraft guns and shooting up in the air near where I lived in the UK and a piece of one landed in my cot, I still have it in my keepsake box. Even a small one gives you a shock and a leaky roof.
07/24/2013 at 8:38 am
WOW my friend. That had to be so scary for you! I’m so glad that you are safe. Thank goodness our little bullet didn’t come all the way down. It went through the roof, hit our ceiling making a hole, and went off in the attic. I’m so glad it didn’t come all the way down. But although it was small, it did a lot of damage. XOXO – Bacon
07/24/2013 at 7:31 am
That’s a fabulous thingy – now your Hotel Thompson is just perfect! And it was really a bullet – wow! I’m sure your superhero-mom and your superhero-dad will find the culprit. But I guessed it – when something is done and finished this moms have always new ideas till the checkbook is a shockbook :o) Have a great wednesday at your wonderful Hotel Thompson.
07/24/2013 at 8:41 am
Checkbook is a shockbook – I absolutely LOVE that Easy. I’m going to have to remember to tell mommy that. With owning a house, there is *always* something that needs to be done. Eventually, mommy wants to finish the kitchen, put siding up around the house and install new windows. It just takes time and PLENTY of money. And as mommy says, who has extra money with me around – snorts!
I’ve been thinking of something that I want to run by you later. I’ll try to shoot you over an email sometime over the weekend. I think you may be excited 🙂 Well, I hope so. Love you Easy – have a great hump day. XOXO – Bacon
07/24/2013 at 8:59 am
I know Bacon – that’s what we had to learn too. Always is something and most this something is wrong and expensive. And the worst is, when you try to fix one thing, you will discover more and more things who need a fixing too. Oh a pee-mail for me – just for me? GREAT!
07/24/2013 at 9:03 am
Smiles – oh yes my friend – peemail just.for.YOU. I hope you agree to what I’m thinking of with a certain little rolling stone. I’ll give you more details shortly. 🙂 XOXO – Bacon
07/24/2013 at 8:04 am
Some people just don’t have the brains to think of the consequences of their actions. Love your new roof, though!
07/24/2013 at 8:43 am
Thanks my friend! We are a lot more attentive to the other noises in the neighborhood now. Behind us is the magical woods and creek. We concentrate on a lot of the ‘animal’ noises back there and sometimes forget the other houses in the neighborhood. Have a great hump day my friend. XOXO – Bacon
07/24/2013 at 9:44 am
A BULLET????????????????? WTF! Thank goodness you are all ok!
07/24/2013 at 11:25 am
I know! We were all taken back from that news. We just couldn’t believe it! Thank goodness nothing worse happened. XOXO – Bacon
07/24/2013 at 12:47 pm
Oh my scary,still the new roof looks awesome Bacon,xx Speedy
07/24/2013 at 1:38 pm
Thanks Speedy. How are you feeling lately? Any better? XOXO – Bacon
Miss Harper Lee
07/24/2013 at 1:42 pm
I’m so happy no one was hurt when that bullet came tumbling back to the ground. Looks like everyone at the Hotel Thompson literally dodged a bullet. 😉 The new roof is beautiful, but I just hope all of your mom’s home-improvement plans don’t start cutting into a certain little piggy’s food budget!
07/24/2013 at 1:49 pm
Exactly! We all know that *my* needs come first, right? It better not cut into my snuggle time either. As long as I get my food and snuggles, I’m a completely happy piggy 🙂 XOXO – Bacon
PS – snorts – dodged a bullet – PLOL
07/24/2013 at 5:35 pm
Love how its always the daddy who has to cough up the checkbook:-) But obviously worth it as your new roof looks fab
07/24/2013 at 6:36 pm
Snorts. Thanks my friend. XOXO – Bacon
Pix Under the Oaks
08/02/2013 at 9:49 am
Yeppers we had a new roof put on our house last September. Hail damage. I gotta tell you it was one and a half long days. It was traumatic and LOUD! And they made us have a few nail pops in the ceiling. Can’t fix one thing without having to fix something else! Bacon I screamed a few times myself and I headed for the basement. Your new roof looks pretty dang snazzy! Nice to meet you!
08/02/2013 at 9:59 am
Nice to meet you too my new friend! The new roof scared me a little… at times. The machinery is so loud! Me and dad both a headache by the end of the day when they finished. Thank goodness it’s good for another 30 years! XOXO – Bacon