The never ending honey do list
We made great progress on the trenching of power cable and water line last week, about 300 feet completed. Of course that progress came at the expense of other items on the list being left undone.
We have had a lot of rain lately, probably over six inches in the past month. Yesterday during one of the rains I walked into the seldom used guest bedroom upstairs. You probably guessed it! Not one, but two leaks. That required a trip into the insulation filled and dusty attic space which is about three or four feet at the peak. One leak was easy, a boot on a pipe vent had crumbled around its seal. The other leak however has no obvious point of entry, and is likely leaking well away from where the water is getting under the shingles. All I could do on that one was put roofing cement on any cracks, seams, or exposed nails and hope for the best.
These lamentations of a homeowner, that great American investment, need to be taken in balance. We love our home and as long as able, would opt for no alternative. However, this most recent maintenance issue continues to re-enforce the point that home ownership isn't for everyone. Many individuals are simply not adapted for dealing with the never ending stream of maintenance and upkeep tasks which often crop up at the worst possible times.