Wednesday, 11 April 2012

The Ecstasy & The Agony..

You were right, those of you that guessed that its my workshop.

And this is what it looked like on the evening of the 2nd January. But that evening the Gales came.
On the morning of the 3rd January, we got up to total devastation. The Wind had reached up to 98mph. Wales and the rest of the UK had taken a severe battering. It lifted the roof with the Rafter's attached and the Apex's, off in one piece and taken it over the back of the Stable Block, up over the embankment, then impaled itself on the top of the stock fencing, part of it was resting on the top of my Horse Trailer.

I can honestly say I didn't know whether to laugh or cry. The only thing I was grateful for, was that none of the Ponies, had been hurt in all the Chaos. What totally amazed us, was the Doors, they'd  stayed shut. I was so lucky that the Rafters, stayed in one piece and the Apex's were undamaged. But the Tongue and Groove roofing couldn't be salvaged.
But out of all this chaos, the workshop rose again.


Catherine said...

How wonderful to see it is up and it is for you!!! Congratulations!
I am so glad no one was hurt during the storm.

DollMum said...

what is worrying is that it could happen again if you get another severe storm, so I hope the roof is fixed on really tightly this time - maybe you need to do what they do in the Alps - put rocks on the roof! I'm glad the ponies and people weren't hurt.

Debbie said...

It has metal straps over the Roof Apex's, which run down the sides & are bolted to the floor now. I'll show them in a later blog post. x

Kathi said...

What an amazing tale! Scary!
I am so happy to hear that you are building again! Can't wait to see more!

BlacknickSculpture said...

Congrats on getting your workshop back up Debbie! The metal straps your using sound like the " hurricane straps " they use here on the roofing.

Last storm we had the winds reached 75 mph and three times the roof sounded like it was going to fly off. I can't imagine the power of 98 mph winds! I'm glad no one was hurt during the blow.

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