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I saw that first hand during hurricane Hugo. But after the roof left the walls came down on us. I don't stay for hurricanes anymore.
"Relax, tovarich. Yu worry too much. If we scrimp on a few nails on the roof, who will be the wiser? We finish on time, save a few rubles, and get home earlier each day. What could be smarter and simpler?"
Well, that's one way to clean out the attic!