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Monday, February 8, 2016

MONDAY MEWS: Moisture is not your friend

I hear you all saying oh no not another photo of Madi
in her red room sun puddle; however, dear ones these next two photos are very impawtant...they were taken on Friday, February 5.
It was the first time my red room sun puddle had been out in
3 days.  It started raining here on Wednesday, February 3
and it was windy and it rained continuously and hard until
Friday morning.  
 The sun came out about 9 am.and boy were my peeps happy.

 because just before bed time Dad discovered....
Dad could tell by the location that it was probably the flashing around the chimney.  Thursday morning at 7 am Mom sent an email to, Matt, the builder who does all the work around our house.
She asked him if he could send his roofers over as soon as it quit raining.  Matt said absolutely and  hoped to do Thursday but it kept raining.  Thankfully no water got in the house but the ceiling is a mess.  The roofers were here bright an early on Friday for sure it was the flashing.  The roof is 15 years old and still in excellent condition but the flashing needed new caulking around it and some of the roofing nails on the flashing had rusted so bad the flashing was not secure.
So friends I'm happy to say the leak is gone but alas there is work to be done on the
ceiling.  And it will be messy for sure and the wall will have to be repaired cause it got bubbles in it.
You know what that means..........
Smelly introoders in my house, and once 
again I'll be sequestered in my blog office for
at least furever.  There is sure to be photos
of the repairs...but probably not until March or so because it has to dry really good and the peeps are going have some painting done then too.  


The Broncos bucked the Panthers right out of the stadium.  Dad was torn he really really likes Peyton Manning but felt like he needed to support the home team.  So in reality we would have been happy with either team winning.


  1. Oh no intruders! That just stinks!!!

  2. Crikey Madi ..... your roof sprung a leak???? So did ours. In four rooms. How bad is that. Mum had to put towels down. We don't have to get it fixed because Dad is a builder and he said it's not really a problem as it only happened because the rain was out of control. We had a foot of rain in a very short time. Or is it just that Dad is lazy????

  3. I'm glad you got some sun puddles, Madi! Bummer about the roof, though.

  4. And it WOULD be in YOUR sun puddle room.

  5. Hari OM
    Deary me - a damp patch appeared here too... but underneath my window, which is a tad worrying - but it could be to do with the horizontal action or the rain round here recently. Sigh..... Just think though Madi - a fresh lick of paint could mean a fresh bright red!!! Hugs and whiskeries, YAM-aunty xxx

  6. Oh nose...there wuz a hole in the roof and the rain came in!!!!! That's not good Madi butt I is glad the sun came out and you could get sum serious sun puddle surfings in...I is only a novice at such thingys butt I is learning from your expert tutorials
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  7. What a bummer about your ceiling, Madi - but at least you got to soak up some sun!

  8. Oh no, that is too bad Madi. Glad it wasn't any worse than that. So enjoy your freedom while you can Madi.

  9. Sorry that you sprung a leak. Hopefully there will be no more problems now.

  10. Oh no! I am glad the builders fixed the flashing before there was too much damage.

  11. Oh no, not those smelly introoders AGAIN... this has been a bad few months for Diva cats in your house.. and for your pawrants pocket book.... glad they came in a hurry... and it was a simple fix on the roof. the inside job will not be simple...

  12. oh nooooo... a lot of people will come who make loud noises... better you have a warm and comfy bed-cave for that time.... and I hope Matt can fiy efurrything in your castle :o)

  13. I'm glad the leak was found and that all will be repaired.

  14. Oh dear, roof leaks are bad (but an easy fix for my ma and daddy-dog) however fixing drywall...that is yucky, yucky stuff! I am glad your roof is fixed. You will be thankful to hide in your office when they do the drywall.

  15. So sorry your house had a leak which requires intruders to fix it, Madi!
    Maybe when Matt comes back he can do it quickly.
    Hugs and nose taps,
    Molly and Kathy

  16. We love seeing photos of you, any time, anywhere pretty Madi! Oh no, those roofer humans sure are noisy!

  17. OMC Madi....we had the same kind of problem last week! We had a palm tree frond fall on our roof and it put a hole in it a couple of years was patched but now it opened up again. Unfortunately WE had a lot of ceiling damage and there will not only be introoders IN the house but there will be a new roof too.....Jail time for us :(

    your guy Raz and The Florida Furkids

  18. Yuck for leaks!! I'm glad it didn't flood or anything, but that's still a lot of yucky to take care of.

  19. hope it's over with soon! we had a small leak in the laundry room and it came from flashing on the roof.
    happy 2016! hope you guys are doing great! we must meet!!! where has the time gone?!?!

  20. Oh no, we have had few leaks and they are NO FUN at all! Though flooding is even worse so glad you didn't have any of that!

    Would you believe my silly humans forgot all about the Superbowl? They are really are hopeless.

  21. Oh No! Leaky roofs are no fun at all. Our peeps were happy for Peyton.
    At least you get a break before the work begins
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & mabel

  22. Oh, sorry about your poor ceiling. Our Mom just finished painting one of our ceilings here. Hey! Maybe she could paint yours!


    ...or maybe she won't. Stupid rain, anyway.

  23. We laughed at the title of your post - that is not what Mum's moisturiser says, hehe.
    Gahh, that's awful about your flashing. Hope it all gets repaired with minimal disturbance to her majesty.
    Dip and Elliot x

  24. We are so glad your peeps have Matt o the job! We hope everything is all rain proofed and protected for the next rainy day!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  25. Madi! How weird is it that Raz's house had a roof leak too recently - you two are CLOSE but I didn't know your houses were COPYCATS! I'm glad yours wasn't TOO terrible - theirs was worse.

    Hugs, Sammy

  26. Last year or was it the year before anyway had part of the roof replaced wonderful no more leaks, nothing worse than buckets everywhere.

  27. madi....sorree ta lurn bout yur roof....we iz buzzeed happee tho it waz knot drippin thru N stuff like that.....hope it stayz sunnee yur way sew ceiling cat can be dry again...oh, N yur red room fotoz... rock ~~~ ♥♥♥

  28. Oh, no! Madi, we had two VERY similar things happen with our ceilings! One was a leak around some vent up on the roof. A guy who we like very much (he smells of kit-cats!) came and had to replace part of the ceiling - after some guys went up and did the BANG BANG BANG on our roof. Mom then painted the ceiling. We heard lots of complaints about going up and down the ladder 87 million times. THEN our door leaked somehow and it made the ceiling in the downstairs all messed up, so he who smells of kit-cats came back and fixed the door (he's the one who put it in!) and the downstairs ceiling. And then, because he felt like it was his fault to begin with, he painted the ceiling for free so Mom wouldn't have to! And he did the other repairs for free, too. I'll bet his kit-cats told him to, don't you?
    We hope your repairs go well!
    Yours sincerely,
    Margaret Thatcher

  29. Oh no, rain is bad enough but when it makes problems INSIDE too, that is not good. Ceiling stains are such a pain. We hope the cleanup goes smoothly and quickly for your sake, Madi.

    Woos- Ciara and Lightning

  30. Those smellys better get their butts out of your pad
    Lily & Edward

  31. That leak caused a lot of damage. I am sorry you have to deal with more intruders now.

  32. Oh no! We know you don't want introoders in your house, Madi...but it's best you get that fixed. You don't wanna be doing the backstroke in your house. ;)

  33. Oh Madi we feel your pain... we have to have foundation work done the end of February. I am looking for a place to stay the whole time the introoders are here because I don't do well with strangers working in the house. I can't get them out soon enough. I am going to leave CH to deal with it!


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