Friday a very talented and trustworthy contractor came to take a look at the office project. While he was here, he zeroed right in on the problem of the water leak: the deck was installed improperly. The flashing that's meant to keep water from getting to the wood siding is doing the exact opposite. So we've got a somewhat bigger problem to deal with than we anticipated. Depression or no Depression, it doesn't seem likely that I'll be getting that new office this year after all. We'll be stuck doing repair work instead.