Meanwhile back at the ranch…

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While all the frenzied work in the barn has been consuming my husband’s mind and time?

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This was happening inside our house.

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Yet another roof leak.

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We have walked the roof.

We have climbed into the attic.

We have replaced our chimney insert.

We have tarred, caulked, shingled, flashed and yes, swore repeatedly…. but still can’t figure out where it’s coming in.

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Back in ’94 before we owned the home, a bump out addition was added to the living room…

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And what I’m assuming is a load bearing beam… is where the rain always breaks through.

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It’s beyond aggravating.

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Not to mention ugly.

So back in the attic crawl space we went. Of course this means all the husband’s junk must be vomited from the den closet first.

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And there’s a lot of junk.

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Anyone need some slightly dated reading material?

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This time the attic investigation revealed two possible spots on the roof where water could be getting in. Husband is guessing 3 squares of shingles will have to be replaced. But winter is upon us, and it’s not going to be a pleasant task.

Wish us luck.

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33 thoughts on “Meanwhile back at the ranch…”

  1. Sorry. Winter is the worst time to find leaks. I don’t want to suggest this, but…squirrels like to eat flashing, particularly at the corners. It helps them grind down their teeth. Might be worth a look, even though you already did (I’m assuming earlier).

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  2. I hear Maine just had a major snow storm, which is no doubt contributing to (if not the cause of) the problem. My advice is to clear the snow away from the area around the leak and plug the hole(s) with as many sticks of gum as you can chew without dislodging a tooth. If that doesn’t work, get back to me and I’ll come ‘up’ with an even better idea (if that’s possible).

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  3. Roof leaks ~> ACK!
    If the weather is really bad, maybe you should just tarp the area until Spring.

    My parents LOVED Perry Mason books AND the TV show. We would have homemade pizza and watch Perry, Della, and Paul every week. So maybe Perry is one of the reasons I went to law school.

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  4. Wow, your husband is truly a pack-rat! You should make him tote all that stuff out to his “barn.” At least he is handy around the house, that’s a plus. By the way, your house is so pretty!

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