Remember a couple of posts ago I was metioning the ups and downs of my 2009? Well it never seems to end, but isn't that just like life? The only constant in life is change!
One early, early morning after a rain storm, I went into my clothes closet to pull on my house robe and something felt damp, no it was wet! So I turned on the bedroom light and went for a closer look. There were water droplets on my dry cleaning bag that was hanging in the closet...hmmmmmmmmmm, then I heard "plunk" a water droplet hit the plastic bag again....double hmmmmmm. I looked up and there it was, the leak in the ceiling that was dampening my clothes and my spirits....
Water had been seeping into my house of an unknown period of time and had finally pooled and was finding a way into the interior...forget about the hmmmm, now it is more like *shit* how much damage has been done?
I called my trusty friend with whom I use to work with when I was actually working on site construction and he came over for a look. The water had come in from the old chimney stack that had been used for, a) at one point in time a wood stove; b) now un-usable propane fireplace....Water was actually pooling on top of said fireplace....*SHIT*.
So, what went from fixing the roof now became a wall tearing, insulation damage / removal, pull out the fireplace adventure!
Well, what's money when you don't have it, I always say, let's replace the fireplace with a shiny new Napoleon gas burning fireplace and build a nice wall unit around it....why not!!!! Oh, and let's throw in a brand new hall closet while we are at it, because after all....it was damaged too!
*fireplace is in, wall unit not....**hall closet had to wait for the fireplace....
I've been living under construction for over a week now, but you know what? It's going to look great when its done!!
Life's fun if you don't weaken,
*fireplace pictures to follow
** hall closet pictures to follow after that!