As some of you know, our home suffered significant hail damage during a huge hailstorm in late June. It has taken 2 months to settle with the insurance company. We need a new roof, all new siding, and all new windows in our home, except for 2 lone windows that somehow managed to stay undamaged. Most of the houses in our area got hail damage on 1 or two sides of the home - we have damage on all 4 sides. We live about 1/2 mile from Lake Superior and our house is up a very tall hill - we are probably the highest house in the neighborhood. The hail came down so hard, that it took about 1/2 the leaves from our trees down in our heavily wooded lot - it was just a sea of green, pummeled leaves. It took N and I 50 hours to rake up all the leaves. The hail destroyed all my flowers and landscaping.
We are now frantically trying to get the roof and the siding replaced before it snows. When you live in a place with 240" of annual snowfall, it starts early. Hopefully we can get the replacement windows ordered soon as well, but since those will take 6-8 weeks to order, we will be in the thick of winter by the time they go to install them. Uggh!