Springing a leak

Walking around my bedroom this afternoon, I felt something wet under my bare feet.  I figured that one of the kiddies had spilled some water, but as I continued around the room, I saw that it was a huge puddle that couldn't have been the kiddies' doing.  My first thought was that it was a leak.  But that really didn't make any sense, because it wasn't even raining.  I wish it were raining, but it's not.

I glanced up anyway and saw that I had deduced correctly.  My bedroom ceiling had sprung a leak. 

My leaky bedroom ceiling

The kiddies ran to the shop to relay the news to Hubby, who came running to the bedroom accompanied by our two college student nephews.  I showed them the puddle in the middle of our bedroom and then I pointed to the leaky ceiling right above it.  Seeing as that it wasn't raining at the moment, the general consensus was that our tinaco (water storage thingamajig) that sits on the roof had sprung a leak. 

Hubby and our nephews climbed onto the roof to get a closer look and to see if any major damage had been done to our roof.  I didn't want to have to worry about my roof collapsing in the middle of the night.  (Have I mentioned that my oldest nephew is studying to be an architect?)  


Once on the roof, the men saw that there was no leak nor any danger of my roof caving in.  It was actually a minor malfunction.  The flotador (float doo-hickey) wasn't working, and since this particular tinaco is constantly being filled with water from our other tinaco, the water spilled onto the roof and into my bedroom.

Hubby and my nephews removed a couple of buckets of water from the tinaco so that it wouldn't continue to spill water everywhere and then they repaired the flotador.  First thing tomorrow morning, Suegro (father-in-law) will patch the roof so the leaking doesn't continue during rain season and this entire problem will have been solved.  I hope.   

Now about those buckets of water...

The kiddies had been complaining all afternoon about the heat, so Hubby and the sobrinos (nephews) decided to help them cool off.


Another fun day at the Limón household!

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14 comments:

  1. Love your post even if it has too much technical jargon... doo hickeys and thingamajigs and all. Buahahahahaha. 

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  2. I'll bet you are willing to wait a bit longer for the rainy season to start -- aren't you?  As for me, I say -- bring it on.

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  3. Maybe I should try to get a job at Home Depot or something!  LOL :) 

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  4. One more day, that's all I ask! :)  

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  5. I wish I had a flotador for my tinacos (we have 3).  We have a well that is connected to a switch and when we want to fill up the tinacos we have to get the hose from the well and connect it to the tinacos hose, flip the switch and wait till it fills up.  If we forget it flows over and we are running like a crazy chicken to turn it off.  Its rather funny.

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  6. Better now then when the rains are pouring, then it would be much more difficult to repair....
    The kids look refreshed.

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  7. Seems like a perfectly good use for the displaced water to me!

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  8. At least the water wasn't wasted. As my mother would say, they looked like drowned rats. But, I bet they enjoyed it especially because they had their regular clothes on and not swimsuits.

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  9. Glad you got it under control.  At least it happened now and not in a few weeks.  With those crazy rains that hit, I wouldn't want to know what damage could have been done. 

    You have already dealt with enough crazy stuff!  Stay dry!

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  10. Glad it was only a minor repair! (Whenever a toilet breaks, I'm always relieved to see it's only a problem with the "flotador"...which I'll promptly repair with a bread-bag tie hahaha)

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  11. Good thing it didn't happen over your head while you were sleeping! Imaginate ... I would've been running to the bathroom. *LOL* Glad you got it fixed and that it wasn't a major compostura. <3

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  12. In my Mérida neighborhood, yesterday we had our first significant rain in a months. As usual after the long dry season, the roof of this old house sprung a new leak. I was walking through the bedroom when a drop hit me smack in the middle of the forehead. I went up to the roof, and discovered that despite my careful patching and coating of the roof during the dry season, a small crack remained unattended. Gotta go up again with the patching compound and impermeabilizante. After a record-dry winter, it's small price to pay.

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  13. What great fun! (the cooling off part)  I'm glad it wasn't anything more serious!  

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