Wednesday, October 08, 2008

il pleut!

Which is a good thing! Not only does this area of South Carolina need rain, but the deluge that struck late this afternoon revealed something rather critical: a leak. Since no one is here ten months out of the year we have no idea how long it’s been there, but chances are good that this is not a recent event—there’s paint missing on the ceiling at two locations, suggesting sufficient dampness in the wood over time to cause the paint to peel. Ouch. Poor Ken. Assuming it doesn’t rain tomorrow he will be up on the roof to examine the damage and determine what can be done to repair the problem. Last spring Mom talked about wanting to re-roof the house in a couple of years. I suspect that project is now going to move up on the list of things to do. I think it’s safe to say that there isn’t going to be any vacation for Ken this trip.


Jayne said...

Well, I suppose it was divine providence that you all were there when the rains came, else the damage might be worse? Poor Ken indeed. But, so glad you all found the problem now instead of when a wall caved...yikes!

We got a glorious 2" of a slow, soaking rain yesterday after weeks and weeks of drought, so it was much appreciated and enjoyed.

Jules said...

Love it when you give your reports from the apple farm. What an amazing thing to have in your family! Miss you madly! Can't wait to see the pics of your new kitchen!


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