In December we heard from a guest that water had been leaking from a can light in the ceiling of the great room. Leaks are true emergencies, as left unaddressed, they can result in structural damage and mold. Luckily, we have a great handyman, Cameron Anderson of Manup Handyman Services. Just days prior to the first big snow of the season, he was able to rent a tall ladder and get up on the roof. He found a loose piece of flashing and caulked it in place. Problem solved! During my next visit in February, Cameron and I plan to construct a scaffolding to reach the ceiling of the great room, about 25 feet above floor level. He and I will pull the can light, inspect to confirm the attic space is dry and clean, and then paint the water stains on the ceiling. While we have the scaffolding in place, I will use this opportunity to replace the four highest fluorescent down-lights with retrofit LED inserts. These new replacements have an expected lifetime of 50,000 hours and use only 12W each. I will let you know how the project goes!