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In the ceiling...

Yup, we have another leak. Just in time for the holidays!

This one is in our son's bedroom. I suspect it has something to do with the windows on the third floor, but the architect and the contractor are coming tomorrow to confirm.

I noticed this bubble last Spring and the husband got upset with me for pointing it out. I was hoping against hope that it was an old leak that the painters just brushed over, but I knew better.

Well, this was the view I found today when I went to air out the room. Hm. There is significant discoloration under paint that peeled off, so I'm guessing it is an old leak, but it's just showing its ugly head today, after this monstrous storm.


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