Friday, January 25, 2008

When It Rains, It Pours...

This week has been another solid week of bad winter weather. It started with rain late Monday as I was driving home from visiting a friend in SoCal. Tuesday and Wednesday were cold and damp, and it started raining again on Thursday.

This afternoon, while I was trying to watch these two videos of fabulous BlogHer babes on ABC News Online:Lisa (founder) and Susan (fashion editor) the spouser started talking about a problem. Can you spot it?
Well it's a little more obvious in this photo than it was this afternoon, but YES, our ceiling is leaking. A couple times during hard rains we've had a bubble appear in the ceiling, but never dripping onto the floor. Until today.

When it was clear that the rain wasn't stopping, and neither was the dripping, the spouser got a ladder and cut through the latex paint and the sodden drywall board to let the damned rainwater run more freely. Pretty isn't it?
Just to let you get the full impact of water running down behind our tile roof, along the fascia board, down through the framing and finally into our family room, I offer the photo below.
Yes, this means that when the sun comes out (the sun won't come out tomorrow.. despite what Annie sings...) we will have to find a roofer to solve this problem. Then fix the ceiling and repaint. Owning a house is a pain in the....And, ofcourse, because water flows downhill, the opening between the family room and kitchen now sports this new decorative element:
Also, there is this constant sound: drip, drip, drip-splash, drip...

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