Good day all! Woke up this morning to the sound of the rain beating on the rain barrels outside of my window. It has been raining for most of the week, with a few breaks in between. I was excited about the rain since I was able to harvest some of it for future use in the garden. My morning was supposed to be free for the most part, but things changed quickly.
My future massage space sprung a leak. 😭 My worst fear was that the roof would need to be replaced. When I went into the garage, so many of my equipment were just sitting in puddles of water. It was a lot to take in. My sneakers were soaking wet from being in the garage, and all of my wonderful things were getting wet. Moving quickly, I was able to move most of the items out. There are still a lot of things that need to be move out, but I am happy I got a lot out already.
Where was the leak?!
When I bought this place, within a few months I realized that I was taken advantage of. I sucked it up, and fixed whatever needed to be fixed. The massage space having a leak just feels like it is pushing me over the edge a bit. I changed out of my sneakers and into my rain boots. While I had gotten most things out, I didn’t know where the leak was. To find it, I closed the door, stood in the middle of the space, took a deep breath, and started my inspection. Turns out, there was a small crack in the structure. Since it was raining for several days and nights, the water broke through, and was pouring in. I also had not been going into the space, so there is also that.
I was able to find some caulking to put a stop to the damage. There is still water puddled up in the space, so my next steps are to get that water moved out. Clearing out the water and sorting through what can be saved will likely be a full weekend project for me. I was made aware of some other areas of the space that need to be addressed and fortified. Research and fixing those will be my next move.
Yes I was overwhelmed. This was not what I was expecting to have to deal with at all. When you have a plan, and something comes from left field, how do you respond? Today I spoke with friends about different solutions, watched Anime, and took a nap. Through it all, I was thankful that it happened versus me not knowing there was a problem. My plans have to be adjusted, but I am thankful I know that I need to. Since there is a lot of work to do, tomorrow and the upcoming sunny days will be dedicated to clearing up what I can in the space.