There’s good news and there’s bad news.  The bad news it that I’ve developed a leak in my roof.  The good news it that it’s directly over my bathtub, so it’s not really causing any collateral damage.

Back on September 6 central North Carolina was visited by Tropical Storm Hanna.  She arrived at about 8 o’clock in the evening, and hung around until about 3:00 in the morning.  Heavy wind, torrential rain.  Tree limbs down, lots of folks without power.  At about 10:00 in the evening, I heard something (rather large) hit my roof, but when I went out the next day to look, I couldn’t see any visible damage.

The photo at left is of the base of an oak tree that sits right off the corner of my house.  It’s a huge, 3-trunks-from-one-root, giant of a tree.  I suspect that what I heard was a dead limb falling from the upper reaches of this tree onto the corner of my roof.

Last night, I woke up in the middle of the night to the sound of rain on the roof.  And dripping in the bathroom.  Apparently, just because I didn’t see any damage was not proof that there was none.  I’ve called my homeowner’s insurance and filed a claim.  The adjuster ‘will contact me in 2-3 business days’ to come out and take a look.  All I can do in the meantime is keep my fingers crossed that it’s not too late to file a claim for damage that occurred in a storm that took place 7 weeks ago.

The pictures below show the roof, the proximity of the tree to the corner of my house, and the damage on the bathroom ceiling.