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It’s over my head (roof update)

Since there was an unintentional pun in the post about my roof last night, I figured I make it more intentional in this follow-up.

I was up at 5:50 AM and into work by 6:50, as usual. As soon as I got into the office and glanced at my email, I called Mike the Roof Guy. I explained to him the problem and told him my landlord (who he knows) directed me to call. He was very friendly and said he’d come out to the house to take a look at the problem. I told him I’d be back home in about an hour. I hung up the phone, packed up my laptop (which I left in the office, but need if I am going to work from home today) and headed home.

I got back here just before 8 AM and Mike the Roofer was here around 8:45 to look at the ceiling and climb around the roof. He’s an older gentleman, very friendly. He said that he couldn’t tell where the roof damage was and that he’d need to dig around some more to find it. In the meantime, he was going to call my landlord (the famous children’s author and songwriter) and give him an update. I expect to hear from one or both of the them later today.

In the meantime, I am working from home for the rest of the day.

Ceiling woes

While talking on the phone with jen_ashlock, I noticed that there was a “stain” on the ceiling above my door and that the paint appeared to be peeling more than usual.

The ceiling is soft so I imagine there is water in there from the recent rains, but the carpet is dry and the wall is dry. I contacted my landlord and he gave me the number to his roof guy (he also sent him an email message). We are trying to arrange to have the guy to come out an assess what it will take to repair the ceiling/roof. I don’t have my work laptop at home, so I am running into work early in the morning to pick it up. I’m calling the roofer from work, early, and then heading back home once we agree on when to meet.

I’m not overly concerned about it and my landlord is really good at seeing that these things are fixed quickly. But it’s just another one of those little things lingering over my head, making it just a little bit more difficult to get a good night’s sleep.