Well, at least the bathroom’s still pretty …

Did you think we were done with construction posts?  No such luck in my world.  Enjoy your weekend, everyone!

Imagine sitting in your new, beautiful kitchen which had been renovated after the walls and ceiling were damaged by ice backup during the prior winter’s storms. Imagine yourself sipping your coffee and gazing around at the new walls and curtains. Imagine the view out the window into the back yard – it is summer, and the sun is shining.


Now imagine yourself looking up at the newly installed ceiling tiles.



Yes, that is a water mark on the new ceiling tiles. It rained over the weekend, and the roof is leaking AGAIN.


I know you all recall my two weeks of household renovations- heaven knows I wrote enough posts about it (click here, here, and here – hint, hint).

Really, I thought we were done, except for minor things such as painting the window frames and putting up new curtains.

But apparently, Mother Nature had other plans.

The roof that was installed in 2013 leaked and was repaired on an emergency basis just last month. The new leak is in an area of the kitchen other than where the repair was done. Which means that we now need to have the entire kitchen roof torn off and reinstalled.

You will recall that the original roofing contractor has disappeared – won’t return calls, and his office has been closed. Which is probably just as well – I wouldn’t want that guy coming back to screw up the roof even further. Enough is enough.

My good client – the one who sent a crew out within an hour for the emergency repair last month – will come tomorrow to estimate the cost of replacing that section of the roof. I know it’s going to be expensive, but at least I’ll know it will be done right, I can count on my client to stand behind his warranty, and I’m pretty sure he’s not going anywhere.

Are you all ready for more Tales from the Dark Side of Home Ownership? Please join me in hoping that the upcoming roof replacement will be the last repair.

But as a homeowner, I somehow doubt that.

Anyone for wine?


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Image’s by Cordeia’s Mom.

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12 Responses to Well, at least the bathroom’s still pretty …

  1. Victo Dolore says:

    Another leak. Sounds like my clinic roof…. Thankfully wine helps everything!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. We are flat broke. The hot water heater and the door together — and of course the gutters — have finished us. All future emergencies will have to wait at least until next summer. Oh and Garry had a little teeny car accident yesterday. Nothing serious … maybe … $1000? Or two?


  3. We had a similar problem in the cottage, discovering it when the rains really came and there was a ‘whoosh!’ then water started streaming in through the roof and down the window. Investigation discovered a TOWEL had been used previsiouly to stem the flow, and was now saturated. In finer weather, Hubby got on the roof and resealed the gulley. It was OK for the next storm, but not the second. He did another repair which held for a year, then we had the same problem so called in the professionals. We had a choice, they could repair the gulley as we had done, or we could have the gable taken out completely and a uniform roof line instead. For the extra £200 we went for the latter, and had no problem thereafter.
    Good luck. At the moment we would just like to find a home, and another 4 properties are lined up for viewing on Monday.


  4. Dan Antion says:

    Nobody wants to see the outside coming in. I hope it’s an easy fix.


  5. Oh dear….! I’ll have a glass of wine with you, CM. 🍷


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