October 22, 2008

Home 'Improvement'

We’ve had some torrential rain hereabouts lately, and on his way downstairs this morning, Lloyd discovered that the roof over the stairs is leaking.  I had no idea what he was working on until I came upon his contraption construction.

It’s construction should be exceedingly simple.

Why go to all that trouble?  See, the problem was that the leak was right above that post, so a bucket couldn’t be placed there.  He fixed that with a complicated structure that consisted of: four boards, four screws, an upside-down plastic box, a wastebasket, and an anvil.  I’m so amazed at his ingenuity.

Yes, that’s an anvil.

Of course, paranoid me tied the anvil down with a bathroom robe belt so it wouldn’t be dislodged by the cats and kill one of us.

The kicker?  I came home tonight and the leak had stopped, but the ceiling is soggy in other places.  Hooray.

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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12 Responses to “Leak”

  1. Kitt Said on:

    Oy. Roof leaks suck. Hope the fix is simple. Check your flashing.


  2. Brad Said on:

    I’ll be interested to see the construct that holds the soggy ceiling up.


  3. Beth Said on:

    I’m thinking by this morning that the leak has started again…as of last night we had received something like 3 inches of rain in 24 hours…and then it started raining again…
    How do you say that Kitt? Oy? Oy.


    • Lloyd Said on:

      You know, we came home at the end of the day and there was about a tablespoon worth of water in the trashcan. I think it must have something to do with what direction the wind is blowing or maybe the phase of the moon.


  4. Deborah Said on:

    Our garage door broke yesterday and our brand new transmission is leaking. Must be that time of year.


  5. Lauren Said on:

    Um, sorry Fanomeed, but the joke looked suspiciously like spam. If it was real, I apologize.


  6. Cousin Sam Said on:

    Is this a picture of the server that runs (ruins) LloydandLauren.com?


  7. Karla Said on:

    What is this? Brad is a gentlemanly gardener, and Lloyd is a dapper carpenter? I’m starting to feel underdressed.


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