Sunday, April 19, 2009

The Sky Is Falling

Due to all the rain, snow, slush, sleet, freezing rain, and ice delivered in copious amounts to the top of my house this past week, my roof decided to absorb an inordinate amount of moisture. And then it passed it on to my ceiling, who then deposited lovely chunks of plaster onto my cherry floors. Soon it was raining in my kitchen. It soaked through a towel and a half before it finally slowed down. At that point, I called my friend Henny Penny. “The sky is falling!” I said. “Let’s go out for dinner.”

She agreed.

“Call me if the roof falls in,” I told the sitter on my way out.

No need to fear. The roof is still there. So is the ceiling. Well, most of it. . .

15 comments:

Kristina P. said...

Yikes!

This is what our downstairs neighbor's ceiling looked like, after our tub started leaking. Good thins it wasn't ours!!

Melissa said...

I love the fact that you did the most important thing when in a crisis. Go out to eat.
Thatta girl!

SO said...

Oh dear! My parents had this happen to them just before my wedding. But they were getting the roof re-shingled and had tarps to help protect it from the rain. The tarps didn't work too well and they ended up having to replace the ceilings in the kitchen, the living room and one of the bedrooms. I hope you can get this taken care of.

veronica said...

I'm pretty sure this warrants a call to China. Unless, of course he is already back.

Good Luck!

Tiffany said...

Ugh! Good luck!

MiaKatia said...

Oh my!!!

Koreena said...

Sad! Hopefully it's not too big of a pain to get fixed.

Shawn said...

EEEEkkkkk! Ceilings are a big problem---hope you've got a back up plan....

Christie said...

That is terrible. And while Kelly is gone too. Do you need help getting it fixed?

L. said...

Arianne, Do you remember the night you were sleeping at my house (I think it was you) and most of the ceilings in the house fell down all at once -- the one in the bedroom fell right on my body as I lay in bed?

It was because I had gotten new air-tight windows, and the household moisture couldn't get out anymore, so it just soaked up in the insulation until the whole thing fell down of it's own soggy weight. Hope yours don't fall on you!

Wasn't that about the time I broke my ankle and had to lie in bed looking up at the naked ceiling joists for 6 weeks or so?

I hooted that you responded with a lunch date! Way to go!

Mom

Suzie said...

Oh sh**

Chadlock said...

ahhh.....good luck with that one!

Sara said...

ouch!

André said...

Did you just paint over it and pull off the stuff that was falling? Did Big Daddy notice? Did it get fixed for real?

Omgirl said...

It hasn't been fixed yet. No sign of it getting fixed any time soon. Just one more thing to add to the list of thing to fix about this old house.