Saturday morning we woke up and shuffled downstairs to find a very leaky roof in our family room. Wouldn't have been so bad, had it not been right over my sectional couch. The couch isn't ruined, fortunately, and has dried up perfectly. The ceiling was leaking in 5 different spots. The problem: Ice backing up where the sloped roof meets the flat roof of the added on family room.
We've had some leaking in this room since we moved in but it had never been quite this bad.
Here's a photo diary. Click the pictures to see the "notes".
The leaking prompted quick action. Joe went and up and removed all the snow and ice from the roof immediately. The leaking quickly dissipated after that. But this all initiated other things. We had planned to remove the Christmas tree Sunday so before we did that we had to move the sectional that was shoved up against it on the opposite side of this room. We brainstormed to figure out a way where the leaking wouldn't affect the couch. So we devised a plan to remove the couch in front of the fireplace, put it in the office, (which ended up meaning I had to clean the office- which I had been wanting to do anyway) Move part of the sectional into the formal living room, and leave the largest section of the couch in the family room but move it away from where the leaks were.
On the upside, the office is now totally clean, and feels a bit more homey than it did before.
Needless to say though, I feel all facocked with all the furniture in disarray. I like to have order(with exception to the office) and I felt like everything was in it's place and nicely decorated. I know it's all temporary. We have to contact the insurance company today to find out if we could maybe file a claim for the damage. It definitely needs to be fixed and financially we can't do it right now.
So this was my weekend.
Back to the grind today.