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21 May 2010

Update: Roof Fixed

Mr. Roof Repair came, found the hole (one of them shown above - apparently there were a few other problem areas as well), and fixed it.  Yikes.  Ok, it's done now, our wallet is lighter, and we don't have to worry anymore about leakiness.

On to greater challenges!

8 May 2010


Ah-ha!  So I went up into the attic.  This was no small feat, believe me - our attic isn't the kind of attic one would want to go up into.  In fact, I would bet no one had been up there (besides our home inspector popping his head up) in 30 years!  It involved moving insulation around and placing myself from one beam to the next, all the while there was fiberglass everywhere. 

I really wish I had some pics to share, but of course the one time our camera is out of batteries is today!

I slowly made my way over to where our light fixture is, and lo and behold - yes, there was some wet wood.  Boourns.  Then Adrian called up and suggest I turn off my flashlight, and upon doing so I did notice a wee little hole in the roof.  I estimate its diameter at like 3mm.

Well.  That's no good.  There is some weirdness in that the hole isn't directly over the wet wood, and I can't see any water tracks to wear the wet wood is, but regardless, the hole needs to be fixed.  Calling a roofer today, we will do.  Our roof is only like 2 or 3 years old, so we continue to ride the ghetto train of poor quality.  Hopefully it's under warranty.  :)

7 May 2010


As you may know, tonight turned out to be quite rainy and cold.  We got home after our Mother's Day 10 course dinner with Adrian's family, and I booked it upstairs to put on a sweater and change out of my wet socks.

After I changed, I turned toward the bed (in the front bedroom I'm talking now for your reference) and there is a big round wet spot on the bed!  Did I put something wet on the bed?  No.

Water was dripping from the light fixture!    Uh-oh.  Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, man!  I thought our roof was relatively new?  Well, tomorrow is detective time.  Stay tuned.  I'm on this like Mrs. Fletcher is on a murder case!