Sunday, February 22, 2009

... Not Just a River in Egypt

So, this morning, as I was rushing around to get to work (yes, on a Sunday, but the horses take up time during the week so I was short a few hours), I thought “Wow, that part of the bedroom floor looks really shiny.” And then I went on with my day.

I was only after stepping in very cold water this evening while changing my clothes that it dawned on me that the roof had leaked and there was water all over the floor.

I mean, it’s not like the roof has leaked over that part of the bedroom almost every time we have a hard rain for the past seven years. Oh wait… yes it has.

The problem is that when the AC/heating unit was installed on the roof (before I bought the house), the frame it was installed on causes the water to back up, and if we get enough rain in a short span of time, it drips into my bedroom.

I’m taking the repair guy’s word for this since I, personally, have never seen the roof. A couple of different attempts have been made to fix the problem, with partial success, but since we have a really hard rain about once or maybe twice a year, it’s hard to tell if it worked until the next year.

Anyhow, now there is a clean spot on the bedroom floor. If only I could figure out how to get the magic zip-ties to solve this problem…

1 comment:

Eric said...

Can't you get your animals to lick up all the water? Just don't fill their bowls for a couple days.