Tuesday, July 17, 2007

The foolish man

The foolish man built his house upon the sand
The foolish man built his house upon the sand
The foolish man built his house upon the sand
and the house on the sand went SPLAT!

I remember joyfully singing that song at VBS and Sunday School and even at church camp growing up. It was fun to think of a house going, "SPLAT". Now it's not quite so funny.

You might think this is an old picture from a few posts ago when Hubby fixed the ceiling. It's not. It's a brand new picture. :(

Today we had a wonderful thunderstorm move through - fast and furious. Lots of wind, lots of rain. It cooled us down 20 degrees in 20 minutes. I enjoyed it so much that I stood on the porch, enjoying the light show and the beautiful cloud formations that changed so fast. After I came back in and was sitting down for a minute, I realized there was a drip...drip...drip...drip coming from the ceiling section Hubby fixed recently.

The good news is that he hasn't mudded that section yet. (His time is totally tied up right now with studying hard for his upcoming certification test.) So down came the bay ceiling again, down came the stuffing...I mean insulation. Hubby came home immediately and tracked the water, we think, to a spot near the window in Matthew's room. After much caulking, we think it's fixed. He's going to let the caulk cure and then try spraying the hose at the house to see if it is indeed fixed. Then he can replace the insulation and drywall...again. But then again, someone has to keep Home Depot in business...I guess it's our year. Who wants dibs on 2008?


Pattie said...

Hi Laurie, it's Pattie, one of your hubby's college chums. I'm sorry to see this, especially because I discovered a leak in our house here last week. Ugh.

Jen E said...

Man, what a pain!!! And after all that work too. So sorry! Hope the caulking has fixed the problem.

Cat said...

ARGHH, its just one thing after the other isn't it! Wonder if the leak was what was making it sag in the first place.

I don't want 2008 but I do wish for you that this is the last of your 'house problems'

Jean 1 said...

man! guess we should have got you spackle and dry wall tape for christmas instead of scrapbook supplies!

Sorry you are having more home maintenance issues.

Sending love

The Small Scribbler said...

Oh, how frustrating!

We are keeping the paint store in business here. Trying to cover up some scary 70's colors.