OUR SECOND DREARY RAIN SOAKED DAY:((
Our morning dawned with cloudy skies, cold 38F temps, & drizzling rain. Not nice!! And especially not nice here in sunny warm Arizona!!!! Long range forecast says the weather will begin to turn around Tuesday & by the end of next week we will be back to full sunny 70F days:))
<<< CLEANED A FEW CEILING FANS TODAY & YOU CAN SEE A LEAK SPOT LEFT OF THE FAN
Woke up about midnight to a sound I did not want to hear. Drip, drip, drip………. Awwwww nuts, we have a leak in our roof:(( Happens to be my bedroom with the slow leak a couple feet from my bed. It is the only section of roof that has shingles. Rest of the roof is steel. We can tell by the ceiling, this room has been susceptible to leaks before. We did have the steel part of the roof patched & recoated with an Elastomeric Solar Flex material last March but I can see where we will probably have to have the shingled part of the roof repaired & covered in steel as well. It’s the only way to do it right & the only way to permanently put a stop to further leaks. $Oh dear$
AT LEAST THIS LEAK IS NOT DIRECTLY OVER MY BED
A second slow leak started between the living & dining room but only a few drops then stopped. I did have a look up in the spooky attic but everything appeared dry.
ATTIC ABOVE OUR DINING ROOM & YEP, I DID SEE A GHOST SCOOT BY WHILE UP THERE:))
Rain continued through the day so there was no going outside beyond our red crushed gravel. To do so would be to sink into the desert mud. And, it’s real gooey stuff. Fortunately we park the Jeep on the gravel so Kelly, without getting all mudded up, headed off for some DVD’s at the Congress library.
EVEN SPENCER CAME IN OUT OF THE WEATHER
Despite me grumping about the weather, Kelly was quick to remind me of a few times we were stuck inside our Motorhome for a few days waiting out rainy days. So much nicer to be in a sticks & bricks during rainy weather. One of those times was on Ogilbe Road west of Yuma California when we were CONFINED TO THE BOX & another time was in Texas when camped beside a lake near Bob Sandlin State Park. That turned out to be a couple COLD WET MISERABLE DAYS.
AW COME ON DAD…..GIVE ME A BREAK WILL YA!!
Not a real exciting day, but in a nutshell….cleaned 3 ceiling fans, 3 separate light fixtures, replaced an old toilet seat, took a few photos, blew my nose, put this post together, ate a couple peanut butter sandwiches, burned some cardboard boxes & grouched myself around the house a bit…….and you?
RAIN LET UP ENOUGH TO LET ME BURN UP THE EMPTY IKEA CHAIR BOXES LATE THIS AFTERNOON…NOTICE I REPLACED THE CEMENT BLOCKS WITH ROCKS IN THE BACKGROUND CAMPFIRE AREA
Again, a word of thanks to readers for your kind Emails, your Comments & your Shouts. Without you the readers, this daily blog would have dried up & blown away a long time ago. Kelly, Pheebs, & I thank you all once again for your interest in the Bayfield Bunch:))
OH OH, THERE’S A LITTLE DOGGY ON THE NEW IKEA POANG CHAIR ALREADY…THESE $69 CHAIRS ARE VERY COMFORTABLE & THEIR LIGHT WEIGHT MAKES THEM EASILY PORTABLE…NEXT BEST THING TO A RECLINER:))
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