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Old October 4th, 2009, 09:46 AM
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Good Morning CruiseMates!!!
Remember yesterday, I said I had planned to spend my day cleaning and then pop down to the Applefest. While I did get some cleaning done, everything else went to H*LL in a handbasket. D/H wanted to pitch in and help a bit. He got the duster out and started to attack the dust bunnies and cobwebs that somehow find themselves on the light fixtures and everything out of reach. So of course I was thrilled to have help. I went out to spray my plants with bug spray before bringing them in sometime today, when my sweet d/h came out and said, "Hon, I have to show you something"
My radar went off and I said this can't be good... So I asked him, Dear does this involve wetness or moisture? He replied he had no idea what it was, but he said, You're not going to be happy at all. So I clenched my teeth and went for a walk to survey the newly discovered damage. There was a spot in the bathroom ceiling that I had been meaning to dust for a while but it is in a precarious spot for me since I am a bit vertically challenged. It looked like a spider's lair in one corner and I just figured I would get to cleaning it up this weekend, well d/h went over it with the duster and in the process the textured ceiling started to crack a bit. That is when he came and got me.
I of course said oh no sweety thats just dirt from the spider, So I grabbed the vacuum and started to suck up what I thought was the spider mess. Imagine my surprise when it sucked up a good size hole out of the ceiling. D/H announced we had the killer mice from hell in the attic and they were chewing a hole into the house. I was not going to go along with that line of reasoning so easily. It had been a couple of days since we had rain, but I suspected that we had a leak somewhere. So d/h and I headed up to the attic to check it out. We have a really high pitched roof and some very high vaulted ceilings. With the way our trusses are designed, you have to be half mountain goat to make your way from one end of the attic to the other. So he and I are up there and finally get over to the spot and realize thatdirectly above the area of damage is where the PVC pipe that vents the baths goes up through the roof. So when you look upward through the vent, you could see daylight. It would appear that the rubber seal on the flashing had become brittle and started to crumble and crack. So we have three of these things and they were all in pretty sad shape. Off d/h went to the local hardware store and he got the exerior issues fixed pretty quickly. Did I mention that it was very nasty and windy yesterday? So of course I was in charge of tossing stuff up to him, holding the ladder, and calling 911 in the event the strong winds blew him off the roof. Then last night, after a lengthy conference with half of the male residents on the lane, we decided the best way to repair the damage and I made a late night run to the big hardware store across the state line for that stuff. So today d/h will get to do that. pray for him please, he needs all the help he can get. He's a computer geek and does a great job at that, but he is slowly honing his handyman skills.

Well today is more cleaning, trying not to laugh as d/h fixes the hole in the ceiling and going to rehearsal for the symphony and choir Christmas thingy. So I better get off this computer and get moving.

Have a great day everyone.

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