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'As you can see here in our satellite picture,
'we are expecting a big storm tonight.
'The best idea is to stay indoors.'
Oh, no, I don't like storms.
Don't worry, Luke. We'll be absolutely fine.
Our house will keep us safe from the storm.
You did repair the loose tile on the roof, didn't you, Larry?
Oh, dear! The loose tile. Well, I-I meant to, but then I forgot.
But it's nothing to worry about, really. It'll be fine, you'll see.
Are you sure, Dad?
It's not even raining yet. It'll probably only be a titchy storm.
We may not even notice it.
WHISPERS: Lester, are you awake?
What if it rains really, really hard?
And what if the wind blows the tile away?
Shh, Luke. Listen, it's not even raining yet.
Let's go to sleep.
Larry... Larry, wake up.
What was that?
Mum, Dad, did you hear that noise?
What was it? Is our house going to fall down?
Oh, don't worry, Luke. Dad will see what it was.
We won't let a storm bother the Large family, right?
It's the drainpipe. It's come away from the wall.
It's nothing to worry about, I can fix it in the morning.
Now, you just go back to bed, Luke.
Everything will be fine.
-Would you like to sleep with us for the rest of the night?
-KNOCK AT DOOR
It's raining in our bedroom, there's water dripping.
Oh! Water? Oh, no.
It must be because of that broken tile.
Don't worry, I'll fetch a bucket to catch the water.
There we are, all done.
Now we can all go back to sleep.
But the noise of the dripping is so loud, I won't be able to sleep.
All right. Come on, why don't we all sleep in our bed tonight?
Oh, no, Lucy!
Shh, calm down, Lucy, calm down.
She'll be OK, now.
I wonder how Laura is managing to sleep through all this noise?
Sorry, Laura, we didn't want to wake you up.
We were just going back to bed.
-We're sleeping in Mum and Dad's bed.
OK, I think there's room in our bed for two more.
Whatever you say, dear.
Dad, wake up. It's the morning and it's stopped raining.
Can we repair the roof now? In case there's another storm.
Yeah, we'll help you. Bet I'll be really good at DIY.
All right, all right, boys. Give me a chance.
Let's all get dressed and have a look at what needs to be done.
Oh, Dad, look!
What a mess.
Oh, I wasn't expecting this much damage.
Are you sure you can repair it, Larry?
You can do it, can't you, Dad?
Of course he can!
Don't worry, my dear. I'm really good at DIY.
I've got some assistants with strong arms to help me.
Well, now we've got everything we need.
Are you holding the ladder, Linda?
Oops! Yes, dear.
Yes, I'm holding it nice and tight.
# La-la-la-la-la-la-la. #
There we are, good as new.
That wasn't such a tough job, after all. OK, everyone, I've finished.
Stand back, I'm coming down.
-Well done, Dad!
Phew, he did it.
You'll be sleeping in a nice dry room again tonight, boys,
even if it does rain.
And now for the drainpipe...
Dad, you've broken the window!
Now the wind AND the rain can get in again.
Oh, Larry! What a pity, after you did such a great job with the roof.
But don't you think we should call the builders in now
to repair the window?
No. Honestly, Linda, I can take care of the window.
But first, I'm going to fix the drainpipe.
Now, what exactly is the problem?
Look, one of the brackets has come away from the wall.
Oh, well spotted, Lester!
OK, that shouldn't be too difficult to fix.
I'm going back up and the work will be done in a few minutes.
Right, Dad... I hope so.
Come on, Dad, we're with you.
Oh, silly bracket.
Dad, are you OK?
Yes, of course.
It won't take a minute.
-Hang on, Dad.
I'm OK, everyone!
Wow, Dad, I never knew you were such a great acrobat!
Well, now I've got to get the drainpipe AND the gutter fixed
And the broken window, too.
I really think we should call the builders in to help you now.
No, Linda. I fixed the roof, didn't I?
I can easily sort things out.
How shall we fix this?
Why don't you put cardboard
over the hole in the window, Dad?
Yes, at least it would keep the wind and rain out the room.
Good idea. I'll go and get some cardboard.
And I'll fetch the sticky tape.
Isn't it nice to see the children being so helpful?
I need your help, Lester.
Can you hold the cardboard while I put the tape round it?
-Well done, Dad.
-Good one, Lester.
Maybe we could do the same thing for the ceiling.
I'll check out the damage,
then you can hand me the cardboard. OK, children?
ALL: Yes, Dad.
Linda, dear, can you hand me the hammer, please?
I just have to fix the insulation.
-Yes, here you are.
Oh, no. Those were the new tiles.
So...one gutter and one window pane to fix...
one drainpipe to replace.
and, now, the roof to repair too.
That's twice as much work as when we started.
I think it's time we called the builders in.
Great idea, Mum. Then we can get things mended properly.
He's tried so hard.
I really thought I could do these odd jobs myself.
Don't worry, Larry. You can't be good at everything.
-Woo-hoo, Linda. Woo-hoo.
Oh, that's all I need.
A nice little visit from Mrs Smart
to really put the cherry on this cake of a day.
What a terrible mess.
That wasn't a storm that hit your house,
it was a full-blown hurricane.
It's nothing, really. I've started to fix it already.
You should have asked my husband to help.
He has all the materials you need. He's a whizz at home improvements.
Please don't bother.
We were talking about calling the builders.
Here's a toast to the house repairs.
And to the builders' good work.
Quickly, children. Everyone inside.
Come in, quick.
Erm, we've got a power cut
and we couldn't find a single candle in the house.
And my torch is out of batteries.
How would you like to join us in the kitchen for a cup of tea?
Oh, all right, with pleasure.
If you insist.
Well, of course we do.
Come on in to our dry, well-lit house and make yourselves at home.
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