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so the drainage situation in paul's neck of the woods has expanded to a leakage situation in my own. i was almost out the door this morning when i took one last glance and thought, now that looks odd. the east wall of my living room was having some sort of issue that was unclear to me at that point. in the dreary rainy early morning light, i realized that right where the ceiling adjoins the top of the wall, the paint was sagging down in a nice little reverse bunting effect [the flag, not the bird]. and there were definitely some faint drippage marks, rolling down the wall.
it finally clicked in my pre-caffeinated brain that THIS is the noise i had been hearing at four or five in the morning. i had assumed the chinese water torture was happening elsewhere; against the siding or down an eavespout or by the window, or, you know, at the very least, SOMEWHERE OUTSIDE.
all that being said, it doesn't seem to be too serious... yet. no gushing water, no puddles on the carpet, no floodwaters. called the landlord, he called back, i imagine he'll show up sometime soon [they're good like that].
meanwhile, i wait. i've been doing a lot of waiting lately...
update: still waiting. no floods, no landlords. i sopped up the puddle forming in the droopy paint bunting. documentation of this annoying non-catastrophe starts here if you are really that bored.
Posted on Wednesday, September 13, 2006 at 09:46AM by Registered Commentermdog | Comments4 Comments

Reader Comments (4)

That's too bad about the leaky wall. I hope that your landlord is able to take care of that quickly.

I had a downstairs neighbor a few years ago whose apartment got flooded four times in one summer. Then the landlord finally fixed the problem rather than just cleaning up the mess. He was a bit of an idiot and a chronic liar (the landlord, that is).
Sep 13, 2006 at 03:07PM | Unregistered CommenterJennifer
hopefully your repair work looks better than mine.
Sep 13, 2006 at 07:09PM | Unregistered Commenterkt
I like the word "drippage."
Sep 14, 2006 at 06:46PM | Unregistered Commenterpaul
you know, i assumed i was just making up words again. as it turns out, drippage really is an actual word [according to dictionary.com].

i'm not sure if i am happy or sad.
Sep 14, 2006 at 07:38PM | Registered Commentermdog

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