The road trip was cancelled! Due to a
coming from our bedroom ceiling! A drip that originated from the attic which originated from the chimney area of the roof which happened after said roof had been fixed last May!
I'm glad I hadn't gotten around to getting the stained ceiling repaired and repainted because now it is even worse!
And just why in the world are roofers not working the day after Christmas? How dare they take a holiday! So, the guys who fixed the roof last May are coming out on Monday to re-fix whatever didn't take last time.
It's one of those drips that runs along the beams in the attic - nothing you can put a bucket under. And more rain is expected this weekend.
An attempt to get the Ohio relatives (there are only two of them!) to come here didn't fly, so we met them today in West Virginia (half way spot) to have lunch and exchange gifts. Not exactly the Christmas that Ted's Mom was hoping for, but her idea of Christmas is the way they celebrated as a family back in the 60's. Getting an older person out of a time warp isn't easy - believe me, I've tried!
We had an enjoyable visit, and the 70+ degree temperature made it a nice day for being on the road . . . . . . . . and even more enjoyable without a five month old kitten tagging along!