On May 10th, hail pummeled parts of Minneapolis, as you can see in this short video. It was very loud, and I knew it could dent our aluminum flashing around the edges of the roof as well as around our windows. If you look closely in the picture of the green roof, you can indeed see little dents on the black part. Most of the dents are cosmetic (but hey, homes ARE cosmetic), but some are potential structural issues. So, I figured those might need fixing or replacing.
Archive for the ‘Trash and Waste’ Category
In 2010, one of my goals was to begin composting our kitchen scraps. The city already picks up our yard waste and composts that, but I cook a lot, and all that waste has been really bothering me. In working through all the LEED certification documentation and verification requirements and getting solar panels on our home last year, alas, I did not start composting in 2010. And now, it’s April 2011 and we still have not started!