This is what we ran into when painting above the fireplace. We had a new roof put on this spring and the roofers said it looked like there was rain damage around the chimney. Wha la, we found it today.
One more little thing to make us further behind. Guess it's better to find it now before it gets any worse.
Can you believe this little bittie fireplace mantle. We fuss every year at Christmas when we try to decorate it. So, Hubs is enlarging it about about double in space. At the width it is right now, I have double sided tape on my mantle clock and just pray that it stays anchored there with every ding of the clock.
Wish you all a happy week and pray it won't be too hot. I try to remember this is summer, but wow!