Ok, I've known this for some time- just look at the platypus. But he does love to have a giggle at us humans occasionally, especially the inhabitants of Maison Cou Rouge.
We got some much-needed rain yesterday afternoon. Actually, we got something akin to a monsoon yesterday afternoon. It flooded rain for hours, so much so that the soggy area on our driveway was ankle deep. Did I mention that the soggy area is on the path to the back door? Did I mention that said rain was occuring during the late afternoon, when everyone is coming and going around here? Right through the soggy area???
We also discovered, thanks to the rain, that we have a roof leak. Of course the roof leak couldn't occur over the front porch. It had to manifest itself first by the dripping ceiling in the guest bedroom. Maybe now is not the time to mention that my mother is coming to visit in two weeks.
The leaking roof then reared its ugly head in the dining room. Not in the kitchen, just adjacent, where water is a known commodity and surfaces are prepared for moistness. Nooooo. The drip, drip, drip came from the recently repaired ceiling- we finally got around to having it fixed 3 months ago. The damaged ceiling came with the house-a previous leak prior to our moving here. Yes, it is plaster.
Is this how stalactites get started?
Previous leak, you say? Well, when we moved in 6 years ago, we had the roof replaced. To the tune of nearly $30,000. For that much money, I expect a work of art. I do not expect leaks. But it seems we have had a leak for 6 years now, from above the guest room, through the upstairs closet that houses the air conditioner , through to the dining room. As the attic is accessible only through a very small cutout in the upstairs linen closet, we've never looked up there.
Proof that the Beverly Hillbillies have moved to Georgia
I expect when Grumpy Guy crawls up there today, he will find a marsh suitable for waterfowl. After all, God has a sense of humor.
Did I mention that the roofer no longer roofs? He now works for the Department of Transportation.