About the money for the repair, I called my short term loan company and they will refinance and save me this month's payment. Even though that puts me back to square one with them, it also frees up at least $100 which I can offer toward the roofing patch. I think this fellow will work out the balance if there is any.
Crossing my fingers, toes and eyes (and saying a wee prayer or two or three) that it is a simple thing. Even if it is not, it must get done and I know that.
Father, thank you for showing me the way to the funds I need for this sudden repair. And thanks again for keeping it to such a small deal considering what it could have been.