Monday, June 13, 2011

Up on the Rooftop


What have we here? Our driveway has been invaded by some strange stuff.



Yep, we are getting a new roof. A big hailstorm did enough damage to our wood shakes in April that the insurance company said we can get a new one. How lucky could we be since we were going to be needing a new one very soon! Mom is thrilled because we can now get a composite roof instead of those wood shakes - and that means so long to the silly silverfish.

Work should begin in a week. We are going to let you in on a secret. We heard the Dad and the Mom talking about that "no-sibe barricade" that the Momster put up in May. It has to come down while the roofers are working - and that means WE (that would be TD and Ciara) will once again be able to explore those beds for bunnies. We can't wait.

Woos ~ Thunder and Ciara

48 comments:

scotsmad said...

New roof, lots of upcoming activity with workmen AND the barrier coming down. Looks like fun times ahead, guys.

XXXOOO Daisy, kendra & Bella

Princess Jasmine said...

A new roof sounds very exciting. I'm glad that you won't get anymore silver fish. They are funny things to watch though. I wonder if they taste nice. Are you going to make friends with the bunnies :)xx

rottrover said...

A new roof AND no barricades?!?? We need a full report as soon as you can compile one!!

-Gizmo, Bart and Ruby

T. Maxx said...

That's exciting! Keep us posted!

Cheers,
Maxx

The Sprollies 'n' Border Collies said...

A new roof! How exciting! I'm sure your guys will help out :)

Maggie and Mitch said...

We hope you guys find LOTS of bunnies!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Ruby and Penny said...

A lot of roofs we're destroyed here by hailstorms too. One day we had hail bigger than golf balls.
Enjoy your bunny chasing while you can.
Love Ruby & Penny

Reilly / Bree said...

And don't forget that bunnies live in holes so you might need to do a bit digging to make sure you find them all. How cool you are getting a new roof.

animal lover, quilt lover said...

Hi Op Pack,
I want to thank-you so much for coming to my blog and saying kind words to me when I lost Bambi. It has been such a hard thing on me. She was fine and then in just a day she wasn't. People are saying it was her time and they and you were so right. I wish it not be so but I couldn't do anything to keep her here.
I will celebrate her life with me for a long while!!
Thanks, Fern

Gus said...

Hmmm...let us know if you need help with Bunny Patrol. And we have found that guys who do construction seem to like dogs a lot, and sometimes will share lunch.

gussie

Mr. Pip said...

How exciting a new roof AND good times with bunnies!

Your pal, Pip

Mack said...

I foresee this week is gonna be super duper pooper fun for you Sibeys!!

Sugars,
Mack

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

I SO wish Princess Ciara khould join me on my strolls as Mom keeps pointing out bunnies to me -

I really am more of khatgirrrrrrl!

Great job guarding those shingles - I know they khan have minds of their own - kind of like us ;-)

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

houndstooth said...

May the roofing take a long time so you can enjoy the bunny hunting! It sounds like everyone will be happy for a while, except the rabbits!

Bunny

Thor said...

A new roof! How exciting! Have a good time with the bunnies.

Thor and Jack

SissySees said...

Oooh, enjoy your chance to explore the no-no zone...

jen said...

Good luck with the new roof!
We just had one put on this fall!
Your Mom is brave for taking down the no no zone!

Frankie Furter said...

OH Boy OH JOY!! You get to go into the No Sibe Section!!! Have a blast!!

Now about that Roof and Hail stuffs. My mom always say...
Out of every BAD thingy, GOOD thingys Come!!

Shawnee the Shepherd said...

Ooooo. We had a noo roof on our howse a cuppull of years ago and there woz strange mens on our ROOF clanging and banging and I had to be on FULL ALERT in case one falled into our howse!

♥I am Holly♥ said...

That sounds really exciting!! We look forward to the next report!! Lots of love, Holly & Mom

Amber DaWeenie said...

A brand new woof! Dat's exciting. And even better is da no sibe zone is coming apart. Look out bunnies, here we go!

Remington said...

Looks like a lot of work! Take care!

Mrs. JP said...

OH,,,the noise. The roof, roofers and the barking below. That's how I'm picturing it if that were happening to us. Of course, you get the prize of having a new roof and they get to check out the flower bed!! At least there is a bright side.

YD, sometimes with ♥Samantha and ♥June said...

Oh no Phantom, the first thing I thought of is you! They will probably be using nailguns and making very loud noises with those nailguns. I know you would be very terrified. I was very terrified when our roof was done. Mom actually had to take me out of the house to go to work wif her.

June

BeadedTail said...

How exciting on the new roof! It'll be fun watching those workers and especially exploring for bunnies! Make sure those roofers keep their nails out of the bunny bed! Phantom, we hope you'll be okay with all that noise.

Sue said...

Watch out, Phantom, we got a new roof last year and those guys make a LOT of noise. Some of us had to hide in the basement till they were done.
Morgan, Tsar and the Porties

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Vidock said...

Woo Hoo! Nothing but good news!!!

Woofs,
Tommy

Benny and Lily said...

sometimes those hail balls can knock you for a loop!
Benny & Lily

Archie and Melissa said...

oooo!
how exciting!
we really appreciated getting rid of our wood shake roof too!
our insurance rates even went down because of the reduced fire danger!
how wonderful that the pawrents new roof gets the doggies more chances for adventures too!
we cannot wait to hear all about them!

Rocky Creek Scotties and Rocky Creek Ramblings said...

Our Mom hates shakes - so she knows how happy your Momster must be to get the new composite roof!!

XOXO
Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh, Ruairi, Ivy and 5 Sweet Babes

Ruby's Raiser said...

Looking forward to photos of the Great Sibe Roofing-Snoopervisor-Bunny-Find of 2011!

Huffle Mawson said...

I knew the barricade wouldn't last too long :)

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Siku Marie, White Dog said...

A new roof sounds like a VERY good thing, although the WDA would not like all those workmen around and on the roof! Glad to hear the you will at least be able to go a bunny safari to keep yourselves occupied!

Do you guys have to guard that stuff on the driveway until next week?

ForPetsSake said...

Congratulations! It's nice when you feel like you can finally justify that insurance payment :)

So we share the same last name! (maiden for you)
This is pretty cool - maybe somehow we are related if we go back far enough. My Dad's family was from Boston and before that from County Sligo and County Cork (I think) in Ireland...

Kari in WeHo said...

That was actually very lucky for your mom!

Kari
http://dogisgodinreverse.com/

ArtemisiaFSS said...

Thunder & Ciara, we wishes you would come take care of the beaver that is eating all our flowers. It got the purple wisteria, the white wisteria, the vitex and the Japanese Magnolia. We are very sad :>(

sagechronicles said...

Uh, oh. All that banging and hammering, but getting past the barricade should make up for it!

Lorenza said...

You are going to have lots of fun with all the noise coming from the roof!
Let us know if you find bunnies on the beds, ok?
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Tessa the Maltese said...

Ohhh all those mens making lots of noise on the roof. Well, at least you will all be occupied in the garden looking for bunnies!

woos, Tessa

Sammie and Avalon said...

Ohhhhhhhh - now that is all such exciting news and we are woofing ALL is big newses!!! (We're talkin' the no-sibe barricade biz heheh!)
xooxox
Sammie, Ava and Oz

Wyatt said...

That is exciting stuff! New roof, new flower beds to explore..Roof Roof..we mean woof woof!

Wyatt and Stanzie

sprinkles said...

I'm sorry you have to get a new roof but I'm glad that insurance is going to cover it.

That's one of my fears, worrying about something happening to the house and not knowing what to do to take care of it. Hopefully I won't have to worry about the roof for awhile. I remember when I bought it, the lender required a roof inspection and the inspector dude said it'd be good for at least the 10 years the lender required. Only been here 8 years so I'm good to go for another 2, at least! Hopefully, anyways!

If all that stuff was in my driveway, Chico would pee on it. He thinks he has to mark everything.

Au and Target said...

Wow, it's all action at your place! We're looking forward to the new roof, and wish you tonnes of bunnies :-)

Cheryl, Indiana, Shingo and Molly said...

There sure is gonna be LOTS of banging going on around there!! Have fun playing...um we mean exploring those beds!!

Woofs and Kisses!
The Fiesty Three

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

We saw a bunny on our run on Saturday. I wonder if it heard that you will soon be able to search the bushes and decided to relocate to Virginia?

Good luck with the new roof. I hope the installation doesn't interrupt your naps!

Kat

Julia Williams said...

I hope you have fun looking for bunnies, but please be kind to the little critters!!!

KB said...

It's odd that a big hail storm and its damage was great news for you!

Ciara can go back to her gardening hobby. She's going to love that!!!!