Friday, February 17, 2012

Birthday roof

Strange post title I know. Doesn't everyone get a new roof for their birthday? No? Oh well. That's what is happening here today on my birthday. I've never experienced a new roof being installed (do you even call it installed?) so I didn't know what to expect but I can tell you I wasn't prepared for this. And to say the girls were unprepared would be the understatement of the century.

We woke to the roofers at the door bright and early this morning and then it all went downhill. The girls were fine with the process until Kinsley started seeing the pieces falling and the noise really started. That was when the tears started falling and my poor sweet baby was terrified. Thankfully Papa came to the rescue and off they went to Nana's house for the morning. I needed to go fill out paperwork for Tuesdays wisdom teeth extraction (more birthday fun) so it worked out nicely anyway. I was gone all morning and came home just a bit ago to this...

Roof 3

Roof 2


Roof 4
Watch out for those nails!

The moment the van door opened you could see the uncertainty in Kinsley's eyes. It was so loud but I thought once I got her inside everything would be okay. We had new movies and yummy snacks but no. She tried really hard, bless her heart, but it wasn't long before the tears were flowing again. And I really can't blame her. It is so loud in here. And poor Kait is really trying to take a nap and just getting frustrated by the noise keeping her awake. Certainly not the way I had anticipated spending my birthday. I think we might just need to take a trip into town for a bit and get away.

But I will have these beautiful flowers waiting for me when I come home, thanks honey.




  1. That’s an unusual gift for a birthday, but if you look at it from a “practical” point of view, it’s the best birthday gift! Just think of the benefits you can get from your new roof: improved comfort for your family, enhanced protection against different weather elements, and peace of mind that you don’t have to worry about it for years.

    Noreen Saint

  2. I agree with Noreen. It may sound unusual, but it’s definitely very practical. If we need a new roof, then I would appreciate it too, as a birthday present. It’s a gift that’s everybody in our house will enjoy!

  3. Kinsley had a very hard time trying not to cry while the roof was being installed. It’s really hard to hear the loud noise, and for kids like her, it hurts the ears a lot. :) I hope you’re enjoying the benefits of that noisy day – a very nice roof that protects you up to this time.

    ~ Rolf Matchen ~