We're getting over 'the winter of the century' here in Toronto... we have gotten blasted with around 40cm on three seperate occasions last month, about a week-to-week-&-one-half apart... Snow was EVERYWHERE, -stacked in parkinglots, lawns, sides of roads... A 'sideroad' here (incorrect nomenclature as it's a fairly heavily traveled road) had been reduced to ONE LANE as the snow removal cannot keep up, so it has been piled to one side, effectively burying some people's cars with snow 3X higher than the roof of the cars themselves!
People were parking their cars IN the road at night... there was NO other place to park! So to get around after 7 or 8-PM, we were driving around cars that were 'stalled' in-place! :eek:
The snow mountains are nearly all gone now, -getting 10~C these past few days, but very windy (read "cold"! what with Lake Ontario within view).. -Flushing the mud & pollution of the winter down the Humber R.! :p
We here could easily have snow on the roof of this delapidated building that could at any time leak down and drench my computer... fortunately though, we've not had any roof problems here on this end of the building.
Where I lived in NY state five years ago, did. And, being winter melt-off, there was nothing that could be done to fix it 'until Springtime' when it would be warm enough to have the Maint. people get up there and fix it. I had two 50-gallon trash cans set-up to catch water that dripped rather heavily into my spare bedroom, and five or six 5-gallon pails set around the livingroom & kitchen and had to set my alarm clock at night to 2-hour intervals to get up and dump those stupid things in the bathrub before the overflowed! I hated that place that Spring!
Once the roof was fixed, -it was fine though.. (Although roofer 'fell through' the roof to his waist when inspecting it, -he left a massive gaping hole over my bathroom sink for a few hours while he went back into twon to get sheets of galvanized tin to re-do the section...).. :eek:
I can home to the smell of wet insulation & tar-odors... and discovered wood splinters, tar paper & wet 'crap' all over my bathroom sink and floor... and what appear to be show-prints on the edge of the sink! (Yup, -roofer got a foothold on my sink to climb back up through the hole he had fallen through....)