They *say* it’s going to be a hot summer. I’m having difficulty getting that thought into my head.
We’re in the midst of a “winter storm watch”, with the possibility of freezing rain, ice pellets, cats and dogs, the four horsemen…
OK, maybe not that bad. It’s mostly north of Toronto it seems. We’re just getting copious amounts of rain, which was why I had some repointing done on the chimney earlier in the week.
It’s one of those tedious jobs that I’ve been putting off for just about the last decade, so I just figured I’d get it sorted when the opportunity arose.
That chimney has been a tad beat up, since there was a chimney fire once upon a time, and the fire department then threw cold water onto a hot chimney. Swell.
I have been known to go up on the roof, but truthfully, it’s not my favourite place. Well, I don’t mind actually being up there, it’s the getting on and off the ladder that tends to give me the willies. There, now you know.
I figure I’ve been up there enough times in the last twenty years, maybe it was time to let someone else struggle with buckets of mortar and tools. Um ya, there’s that part where you have to get the materials onto the roof as well? That’s fun too.
So the question is, did this cure my leaking issue(s)? I have to say, *almost*. Depending on which way the wind blows, I can detect some moisture on the east side of the brickwork. Not happy. The thinking is I’ll be calling the crew back again to take a closer look. I did a close inspection of the whole thing and couldn’t see any place where a drop of water could get in. Just aggravating.
Meanwhile, I’m waiting for a note from an air conditioning company, letting me know what day next week they’ll be installing our ductless air conditioning. Did I say it was going to be a hot summer? You watch, we’ll drop all this money, and it’ll be the coldest summer on record. This is usually the way these things go.
That’s it kids. A couple pictures, a few words. I’m off to see the doc for some results from blood work and such. At this stage of the game, doing the diagnostics is kind of important. We all have a few aches and pains, the trick is (because I know “tricks”, right?) to know if any of them actually mean anything.
Keep those umbrellas handy.
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