bad at ceilings

I am too cold to type. As much as I love the quiet times that come with working a stat holiday, I may have to rethink my strategy because it’s SO DAMN COLD IN HERE! The building saves money by killing heat on weekends and holidays which is fine and good and environmentally friendly but holy shit I am freezing my girl balls off. I even dressed warmer than usual on purpose because I knew the heat wouldn’t be on today, but it did me no good whatsoever. I can’t think because I am too cold – how am I supposed to master Sharepoint 2010 when I can’t even think? Poor Kimli. So cold.

Ed is at home, along with most of the city today. Unfortunately, he can’t really do anything fun – he has to wait for the building people to arrive. While gathering up all the empty bottles from our drunken day-to-day activity, he noticed a great deal of water pouring from our balcony ceiling. It was a little concerning as it hasn’t rained in a week or so, but the alarm intensified as soon as he took a closer look at the ceiling inside our unit, by the balcony door: water damage! Hooray! Water is leaking from somewhere and is being diverted to the northwest corner of our suite. Nothing is coming through the ceiling inside yet, but there’s a definite water stain that’s spreading and starting to sag a little. This is not good. We have no idea where the water is coming from; Ed left a note for Stompy Clomps and talked to her when we could hear that she was home – no water in her place. So what the fuck?

This is all our fault, really. We were just so pleased with ourselves for having gone a WHOLE YEAR without water leaking into our home regardless of where we live that the universe just couldn’t resist sticking it to us nice and hard. If we had been just a little less smug, none of this would have happened. As it is, I’m just glad the universe was in a relatively good mood and didn’t go for a full repeat of last year’s (err, I guess it’s two years ago now technically but really just November ’09) fun and instead delivered just a little reminder that we shouldn’t get ahead of our ceiling or count our chickens before they hatch or look spilled milk in the mouth; that sort of thing. I do know that water damage can be catastrophic though, and this is the first time we’ve ever had to deal with it as home owners (which is WHY WE BOUGHT NEW – so we wouldn’t HAVE to deal with this shit!). The building itself is still under warranty I think, and we do have insurance, and it’s likely not our unit that’s the problem as we do not pour water on our ceiling from above. Still, I could totally do without this added headache. And I really, really hate ceilings.

I am going to go buy a space heater and hump it madly.


2 thoughts on “bad at ceilings

  1. Water leaking from above you is definitely your building or your upstairs tenant’s problem (it terms of monies), so other than it being a pain in the butt you don’t have to worry about any expenses. Last new years day Jason awoke to water pouring out of his light fixtures in his condo. The joys of condo ownership!

  2. Your house is peeing on you. I find that hilarious and disturbing at the same time. Mine just usually overflows the floor drains in the basement with nasty ick water.

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