Last night, yesterday, and the night before last were the rainiest we have ever spent in the house. And by rain, I don't mean a drizzle or a light shower, I mean full-on thunderstorms. The night before last was the worst, with two heavy downpours occurring in the wee hours of the morning. We had just finished raising the OSB sheathing that day, had rolled out half the asphalt felt, and had gone to bed feeling quite good about the accomplishment only to be awakened by the sound of water dripping inside via the gaps in the sheathing on the north side. We had worked on the roof until dark, but if only we had kept going another hour, we might have avoided the lake in our house! Oh well, c'est la vie.
Aside from our flooding problems (ironic for the desert, no?), we had another tragedy that evening. One of the ladders we had leaning against the building was blown over and landed on one of our solar panel arrays. One of the three took most of the impact, and shattered the glass.
After the storm, it was a pretty warm, but rainy day. There was no wind, however, so we wasted no time and got back to work on the roof. We were treated to a beautiful rainbow and a stunning aerial display of artistry from the clouds moving over our heads.
Fortunately it's a different ball game now; we have our metal roofing installed and just bought a ridge cap and 2x6s to finish it off. That was the major accomplishment of the week, but we are also continuing on with our checklist and plan to install the door tonight, or at least block the eaves so we can keep more heat inside. For that, we're just going to use lengths of the 2x6 boards, which fit the holes almost perfectly thanks to our 2x6 rafters.