Jim did a temporary fix on the roof yesterday. Luckily, it doesn't look as ghetto as a big blue tarp:
It's holding the rain pretty well.
He used some wide flashing and slipped it up under the shingles. He said that 2 complete shingles were missing and that the old sheathing underneath had rotted away and that a squirrel had finished the job by chewing more of it away and built a nest.
Today and tomorrow should be rain free, so hopefully it will dry out and we can do a more permanent patch - I just want something that will hold at least a couple of years - until we have the cash flow to do the whole roof.
In other news, we found out that Taya has a mass on the wall of her intestine. This explains why she doesn't want to eat anything - not much is passing through.
After some discussion, Jim and I decided to go ahead with a surgery. They'll cut out the section of the intestine that is affected and sew it back together. They also will have to check for any other problems - other cancer growths or lymph node issues. As with all surgery, there are risks, but they said this is a very common surgery (for various reasons) at Angell, so I feel a little better.
She has been with me for 12 1/2 years - through thick and thin - and I just can't bear to not do what I can to help her. Say a little prayer for her.