The leak is (hopefully) fixed. My landlord’s business partner showed up with the handyman shortly after 5:30pm. By 7pm, they were done and out the door. The roof has been liberally coated with what amounts to a rubber roof cement material, that dried within an hour and will cure in a couple of days. Basically, if it rains tonight, it’ll hold and keep the water out. On the inside, they put up a protective material to repair the damage to the ceiling under the dropped ceiling. That should keep the drafts out. And they put in a new ceiling panel so it all looks pretty (well, as pretty as a drop ceiling gets). They even helped me clean up the large debris pieces and the dead ceiling panel. [I was waiting on cleaning until the repairs were done in case they dislodged any additional debris.]
So that’s that. Yay! I’ll just make sure to watch carefully the next time it rains for any sign that the leak is back. God willing, it won’t be and all will be well.
I love a quick resolution to a problem. All that’s left is for me to vacuum and wash the floor before moving the dog’s kennel back into position.