This is the drain guard. Poor thing just couldn't stand up to the sheer quantities of leaves that blew down in the storm. (We had a much bigger flooding problem before we got this, but it can only do so much before it too gets blocked.)
I finally got that sorted out and was about to head back in before my toes got frostbite, when I glanced at the other end of the roof and saw this:
Do you have any idea how heavy a palm tree is? I couldn't pick that thing back up to save my life. It's still sitting there perched on, and probably breaking, my clementine tree. Once Jay gets home tonight I'll have to send him out there.
Oh, and did I mention that the ceiling in the downstairs bathroom is leaking from somewhere, either my roof (which will need to be fixed at my expense) or somewhere on the common roof (not expensive but a real pita to get identified and fixed)?
Anyone have a big mug of mulled
whine wine they'd like to share?