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!