Our office is located in the middle of Berkeley, in an architecturally significant building from 1926. It's a great place, in excellent condition. We really couldn't be happier.
Except for the roof leaking. It seems to happen every rainy season. We almost lost our fax machine to the unexpectedly leaky roof last year, the first year we moved in. After a few false starts, the building's owner managed to take care of the problem, and things seemed to return to normal (e.g. we no longer had to cover our desktop computers with plastic sheeting to keep them safe and dry).
And then the office downpour started up again today.
We're catching the rain in two tubs, three trash cans, a plastic fax catcher, a large measuring cup, a really big noodle bowl, and two pieces of appropriately shaped styrofoam packaging. We're protecting our stuff with a Sunday edition of the Contra Costa Times, two issues of the Berkeley Daily Planet, five copies of this week's San Francisco Bay Guardian, and a lot of ripped up garbage bags.
I can't wait till we get our roof fixed.
Posted by Anirvan