The water leak. A pinhole in the hot water line to the master bathroom upstairs finally let it's presence be known. Late one evening we noticed a bulge in the kitchen ceiling. What's that about? Don't know? Let's poke at it. Ok.
Can we please have just ONE project at a time? No, of course not, don't be silly.
This was quite a freak-out moment for Dan & I. Granny, she was clueless & banking on it being a reason to send her back to the farm on her own. Yeah, right.
Well, thank goodness MacGyver showed up & helped us with this awesome funnel rig.
Luckily Dan & I are well trained . . . Ok, adequate enough at plumbing, we were able to repair the pipe.
The ceiling? Well, we were at a loss on that one. We surfed the internet & talked about bead board. My parent's have beautiful bead board ceilings in their addition with faux beams which Dan & I both agreed looked great. But, could we really pull this off?
It took me a few days (while Dan was at work) to pull down most of the ceiling in the kitchen & above the cabinets. Yeah, there is drywall over/on top of the cabinets. It sucked.
Luckily, none of the wood joists were wet, but we still let everything dry out for at least a week while we bought supplies & planned out this new adventure.