Friday, August 28, 2009

It's Raining, It's Pouring

I sat down at my computer Wednesday morning to close everything up and turn it off...when I heard a very tiny little "plop". I looked in the direction of the sound, saw nothing and turned back to my computer. "Plop." What the heck is that? It sounds like water dripping. Then "plop, plop, plop." OMG it IS water dripping...and it's dripping from the trim above my computer room door!!! Uh oh!

I need to leave for work right now, it's pouring rain outside and my roof is leaking! We have lived in this house for 37 years and the roof has never leaked. We just had it redone five years ago.

I pick up my phone and dial "1-800-HELP!" No, not really....I called Irv. He was surprised and said he would try to come home. Meanwhile I grabbed a bucket and two big towels, put them under the drip and left for work. I sat at work feeling a bit ill. I have inventory for my craft show in two weeks all over the computer room. What it we spring more leaks?

An hour later, Irv called and said he was home and already went up on the roof. It seems the flashing where our roof and the peak meet must have caught some wind in the last storm and was bent upward. There were old nail holes with no nails in them under that flashing. Apparently the rain was running down the roof, right into the nail holes, into the attic and finding it's way down the boards to my computer room door and "plop, plop, plop".

A quick trip to Menards for some sealer and nails, a couple of hours of repair work and the roof is fixed....all for $11.00! Irv, the very handy man, took care of it himself.

What we thought might be a very large problem, was only a little drippy problem and all is well in the Kroll castle!

Chee Hoo!

5 comments:

Oklahoma Granny said...

Isn't it wonderful to have a handyman for a husband! My hubby is great at fixing things too. My dad was like that. So is our daughter. Our son - not so much.

Joanna Jenkins said...

Phew! You are so lucky. And Irv ROCKS!
Have a great (and dry) weekend.
xo

Mary said...

yay for handy husbands and dads! i've been lucky to have both....

Lanyardlady said...

Is there anything Irv can't do? How lucky that he can take care of little problems before they become huge problems.

Baroness Bijoutery said...

It's always so nice to have a handy Husband...Glad it didn't do any damage or cost you a small fortune to fix the problem...

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