|someone's not pursuing excellence.
||[Nov. 30th, 2002|02:02 pm]
So Wednesday morning Dinosaur Moonbase One sprang a leak. Yikes. This coupled with the fact that I have some insanely large projects to finish by next Thursday (including one incomplete project from last Spring!!) does not make for a happy Roy.|
Anyhow, the leak is actually just a ceiling stain above the bathtub. At first I figured it was a busted pipe, so I decided to explore the attic and scour for damage. I've never actually been up there, because there's no ladder or anything. But I found that by stacking two filing cabinets on top of each other, I could just about make it. So I found myself crawling around an incredibly tight space. It was crazy, and I got a little too much insulation on my arms and in my lungs. Yay! I didn't actually see any dripping water, though.
So I called a plumber, and he pointed out that there shouldn't be any water pipes in the attic, so if there's a leak, then it's gotta be a roof leak. Fine. So I stacked the filing cabinets up outside, and climbed onto the roof. I took the opportunity to sweep off all of the leaves that had accumulated, too. Sure enough, there was a lot of standing water right about where the leak would be. But I couldn't actually find anything.
So I called a roofer, and he said he'd be out on Friday at 11:00. The scheduled time rolled around and he was a no show. I called and he said that he had been in an accident and was getting new glasses, and said he'd be around when he was done. Ugh. Eventually he came out, and to his credit, his face was beaten all to hell. Anyhow, he quoted me a price, and said he'd be out after lunch on Saturday to fix things up.
I gave him a call just now and he was repairing his truck, and now may not be able to get to it until Monday. HE COULD HAVE AT LEAST CALLED. I'd just go elsewhere, but I'd have to start the whole cycle over again.
There was also a scare about toxic mold, but after ruining my comically large purple sweater and a bathroom mat, it turned out to be a false alarm.