I learnt this week that we needed a totally new downpipe because the one we had was VERY blocked.
So blocked, infact, that it was overflowing. And of course the overflowing water (as water always will) was finding a gap between two parts of the roof.
And it was leaking into this gap and making the kitchen, dining room and bathroom walls damp. That horrible brown spreading stain damp. So damp that black mildew was forming in the kitchen.
So on a cold day we had some new drainpipes and extra flashing added to the roof. Hopefully the walls will now dry out and in a few weeks we can repaint them.
|You can see the lovely growth of moss and |
algae where the bricks have been damp.
And the new flashing to channel the water into the 'hopper'.
It's been a while since the kitchen and dining room were painted so I have a sneaking suspicion that they may end up a NEW colour - but that can wait for another Memorandum Monday.
I also learnt that boys have to know WHY they are doing something but girls are quite happy just to get on and do it. Which sort of fits, because very often around here if I want something doing I have to get on and do it myself!
I hope you've had the opportunity to learn or try something new (or, like me, just stretch the 'new' to fit a blogpost).
Hope to catch up again soon,