Tonight started out like any other night. I looked forward to relaxing with a phone call to an old friend. We chatted for a while.
Then it started to rain, not just rain, but a downpour. It seemed to be coming straight down. Suddenly the cats ran to the front of the house and I heard what seemed like water running. The first thing I checked was the water heater, since I've had several of them fail over the years and it's quite a mess. The heater was fine, then I discovered the cats looking into the guest bathroom. Water was pouring from the exhaust fan and into the toilet.
The first thing I did was turn off the fan, then tried to get into the attic to check the heater. I could only get the ladder down halfway, I'm too short to pull the steps down. I called the company that services the heater and told them my problem. He said it was probably a roofing problem, but offered to come out and look at it, for a fee.
He was here and saw no problem with the heater, that was dry. He did say that the water probably came through the vent pipe on the roof, and I probably won't have a problem like that again. Tomorrow, when it's light I'll go outside and see if I can see any damage from the storm.
Maybe now I can relax and we won't have any more rain tonight.