Crumbling Ceiling

Our ceiling collapsed last Monday night. I was sitting on the couch getting ready to turn on “24” when I heard a crack. I saw the crack from the water damage we’ve had spread farther across and then the ceiling just collapsed. It barely missed hitting me. Luckily, Lucy was on the other side of the room and didn’t get hit either, though some dust did land on her.

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The irony? The roofers were supposed to come out that Wednesday to start working on replacing the roof and chimney. Apparently, the previous owner of the house — who fixed it up and flipped it — used board on the chimney that isn’t supposed to get wet, which one would assume means it shouldn’t be used on the outside of a house. It’s something our inspector should have caught, but that’s a whole other story. So, water has been leaking in from there (and boy, have we had some *rainy* days in the last year), causing two cracks in our ceiling, one above our fireplace and the other by the window. We also had wind and hail damage to our roof, which is why the entire thing is being replaced.

Luckily, the roofers were able to come out the next day to clean up our living room and fix our ceiling. Yesterday, they replaced our entire roof, and today they’re rebuilding our chimney and beginning the cosmetic work on our ceiling. I can’t wait for all this to be over. This new roof better last until we buy a new house!

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Hi! I’m a wife to a wonderful husband, mom to a beautiful and active (to put it lightly) kiddo, and fur-mom to 3 crazy cats. I’m a former journalist. I quit my full time job two years ago. Now, I am a freelance writer and a virtual assistant for several bloggers!

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  1. Jess says:

    OMG that’s scary! So glad nobody got hurt and it looks like it will be a relatively easy fix!

  2. casey says:

    holy cow!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Claudia says:

    Oh my gosh! I’m so glad that you were able to escape before it came down!! 🙁

  4. Amber says:

    OH MY GOSH! I can’t imagine watching that happen or cleaning it up. So glad it didn’t hit you or Lucy!

  5. Nanette says:

    Oh, WOW! So glad you two are ok!!!

  6. Simple says:

    Hi -I’m so sorry abour your ceiling! However, I hope you can give me the name of the roofing company or contractor you hired. I have a leak in my ceiling as well & I live in Atlanta (Lawrenceville specifically) and am in the process of getting estimates. I’d appreciate the referral.


  7. Mandy says:

    WOW!! I hope that they can get all the work done soon!

  8. jenn says:

    Good Gosh!! I’m glad to hear you guys are all OK but, WOW!! What a mess! Hope it gets fixed soon.

  9. Jenn says:

    Oh my gosh! I’m so glad no one was under it when it collapsed.

  10. Lisanne says:

    OMG!!! Those photos are unreal!!! I hope it gets fixed quickly! SO glad nothing landed on Lucy!!!

  11. connie says:

    OMGosh! That’s just awful. I’m glad you or Lucy weren’t hurt!

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