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Rainy days - Esős napok

Southern California has a mild climate and abundant sunshine...well, almost  all year long, except for about a week or two in winter, usually in mid January, when it rains so hard that we often have mudslides and flash floods. We were hoping to be lucky (and fast enough) to finish the roof before the heavy rainy season arrives, but seems that Weatherman had other plans for us:) The rains had started about a week before Christmas and even though the workers put up huge plastic sheets on top of the trusses, it wasn't enough protection against the wind and heavy rain. I've never seen monsoon rains, but now I can imagine what it likes...Running water on the streets,2-5 inches of rain in about a few days...including our first and second floor...:( Even if we tried to sweep/vacuum the floor, after a few days we gave up. Wayne was concerned about the framing getting wet, but our engineer assured him that it wouldn't be a problem. However, the wet flooring could be, so they have been replaced. Thankfully, there is no major water damage anywhere else, so Dave and his crew could get back to work after Christmas break. New Year's Day brought us sunshine again, so hopefully the worst days and winter storms are over so we're back in business:) By the way, Happy New Year! :)

Dél-Kaliforniának enyhe az éghajlata és sok napsütés van szinte egész évben, kivéve egy-két hetet télen, amikor az esős időszak beköszönt, általában január közepe táján. Ilyenkor olyan heves esőzesek fordulnak elő, amelyek sárcsuszamlást, áradásokat is okozhatnak. Abban reménykedtünk, hogy szerencsések (és elég gyorsak ) leszünk, és be tudjuk fejezni a tetőt, mielőtt az esők megérkeznek. Úgy tűnik azonban, hogy az Időjárás Felelősnek más tervei voltak:) Az eső Karácsony előtt jött, és bár a munkások felraktak nagy nejlon lapokat a tetőgerendákra, ez nem volt elég védelem a szél és eső ellen. Soha nem láttam még monszun esőt, de most már el tudom képzelni, hogy nézhet ki. Hömpölygő áradat az utcákon, 50-100 mm csapadék pár nap alatt...beleértve a mi földszintünket és az alső emeletet...Bár megpróbáltuk kisöpörni és- porszivózni, kb. 2 nap után feladtuk. Wayne aggódott, hogy nem árt-e a nedvesség a faszerkezetnek, de a mérnökünk megnyugtatta, hogy azzal nem lesz gond, de a vizes padlózat egy idő után felpúposodhat. Igy azokat a részeket, amelyek átáztak, Dave ki fogja cserélni. Szerencsére nagyobb kár nem keletkezett sehol máshol, igy a munkások ismét neki tudtak látni a munkának a karácsonyi szünet után. Az Újév napsütéssel köszöntött ránk, szóval remélhetőleg a  nehezén túlvagyunk, igy ismét sinen vagyunk. Ja, és egyébként Boldog Új Évet mindenkinek! :)
Wet floor on second floor - vizes padló az emeleten

The roof is getting in shape - alakul a tető

The roof is up -  Felkerült a tető

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