Roof Angels

If you haven’t heard already, there is a lot of snow up in the Northwoods this year.  Tons and tons of it – literally.  While beautiful and fun it presents logistical nightmares for those who must keep roads clear and roofs standing.  Tuscarora’s numerous cabins and buildings adds up to a lot of roof surface area to worry about.  As the inches pile up on the shingles, blood pressures rise as well.  Shoveling all those roofs is a lot of hard work but if you don’t do it, the risk a roof that was built sometime in the 1940′s coming down increases with each snowfall.

We have been fortunate this winter to have a collection of longtime Tuscarora friends join us this winter and pitch in with the shoveling.  Thanks everyone!

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There are some benefits from shoveling roofs.  The view is amazing.  It is extremely satisfying to break off a huge chunk of snow just right so it slides off with a whump.  And that huge blank surface of snow is great for making snow angels or should I say roof angels, which is exactly what all those helps are.

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The roofs are safe now from impending collapse which is a great load off the mind (bad pun intended).  All that snow that was on the roofs, is now on the ground in huge heavy piles.  This is not a complaint by any means, just an observation – I can’t see out my office window anymore…

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