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There's a Hole in my Ceiling.....


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There's a Hole in my Ceiling.....

16 Jul 2020 12:28AM   Views : 279 Unique : 198

Yes. we're still in disarray following the leaking roof in the computer room, also referred to in a tongue-in-cheek way as our IT Department. The computers may not be the newest and highest specs, but they do their job. They survived being almost saturated with water, but the flat roof is now replaced with a new rubber membrane system, so it should be good now for another 30 or 40 years. Next job is repairing the plastering in the ceiling. Then redecorating. Then a new carpet. Then we get back to normal when everything is put back! Meanwhile I'm using the dining room table as a computer desk and it's working, but just very inconvenient.

I'm reminded of my old friend Dave who had a room we can call his Photographic Man Cave. Old cabinets of drawers, full of lenses and cameras of all eras, shelves of camera bags filled with more, just endless magazines and books....he was an avid collector of many decades. I can't imagine how it would ever have been possible to redecorate that room, much less replace the carpet. When he died I took on the task of selling the whole lot via eBay, and that took me months. It was interesting of course, and sometimes not all that easy to identify exactly what some of the more mysterious items were.

I'm not in the same leaugue as Dave was and not that much of a collector any more, but the amount of stuff has still been staggering. I can't bear to throw anything away and I'm sure Sue has a slightly different viewpoint! Still, we'll sort it and hopefully within a couple of weeks everything will be back to normal. Sue says at least it won't need doing again for 10 years. I suggested 20 years was more appropriate.

So here's the hole in the ceiling, covered with a makeshift plastic funnel to direct any water into the large bucket underneath.

And here's the view from both ends of the room, showing just Sue's computer still in the room. That will have to be moved soon as well.


Meanwhile we struggle on, the work gets done anyway, and the end of all the disorder is in sight.

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