Zoj, thanks for the advice no one seemed to know what to do I will follow your insturctions, I guess the tack strip should get pried out. I did soak it in mold killer and later bleach throw out the pad and run both an old airfilter 9big blower) and heater but the tack strip looks to be the most discolored of anythign here. Unfortunatly ice dams are part of living here, I guess this winter the early storms blew infrom the north east where they usually come from the south. The norht side of the hosue has the loft and is more vulnerable, the only answer anyone can give me is to be here and knock down the snow when it first mounds up on the roof. Everyone tells me their tales and either says its metal or shingle roof issues (mine is metal). Something to work harder on this summer, I also was looking at flooring to replace the carpet if this is going to happen again it needs to be something that can stand up to it. The weird thing is the drywall is dry, how doe sit just come in at the floor (well this is a loft and its the base of the dormer I guess)
Otherwise with a much reduced cough, i went out late on a damp raw day, acutlaly didn't realize how late..to x-c ski 10 of the 13 mile course for next week. Its rarely damp here but it was damp and the wind was blowing. On my way up I got a little boost from the wind, having realized how late it was I had decided 8 miles would do but was up 5 miles before I knew it. So when I turned around I had a battle to ski the gentle downgrade. This is a snow machine trail that goes up to the continental divide and although I counted 7 trailers in the parking lot I didn't' see anyone most of the time. At one point the wind was screaming by and for fun I stood up and put my arms out and was blown backwards up the slope. At that point it was also pretty late and the sky was kind of dark, a snow machiner and his son came up from behind and stopped and asked if I needed help. I said no but he kept saying are you sure you can actually get back in this I was @ 2 miles to the end so I said yes and there will be a big moon tonight it will be ok. When I got to the end I was a little surprised to find him waiting with his son to be sure I got back. They said good to see you made it and took off.
I did get my wax right this time (the 14 mile run the wax was too sticky) and my average speed went up despite the wind. And looking at the weather station data gusts were up to 50mph so yikes!
Time to spring the clocks forward then get to sleep. Looks like our "first spring" is over temps back to the negative territory tomorrow, I hope we get a nice layer of fluffy snow and not just wind
Oh animal report 2 moose one was really big, coyote tracks on my trail and a wolf pack down in the willows @ 1/2 mile away.