You know what's fun? When one of your kids walks up to you at 10 PM and says, "There's water dripping from the fan in the bathroom ceiling."
That would be the ceiling directly under the attic, folks. I could actually feel Larry's blood pressure shoot up when he heard this. Especially when I said, "Oh, yes - I kept meaning to ask you about that weird spot near the fan where it looks as though the ceiling is bulging." He loved that.
We decided to wait until morning to investigate, as we'd need daylight shining through to show us where the roof leak was. I couldn't sleep, thinking about how much a new roof might cost, so I finished Bel Canto. I'm very proud of myself for reading a work of fiction, finally. I might even try another one. Or maybe not. We don't want to get too carried away around here.
Christine's suggestion - I now charge up this particularly addictive electronic device only once a week. When it runs out of battery, that's it - until the next Sunday, anyway. This approach has definitely helped to limit the time I waste playing Words With Friends and scrolling through Twitter, but I was probably still better off (healthy-living-wise) the week I was without the IPad altogether.
I can't give it up though, I just can't. My preciousss...
[Gollum image: Wikia]