The leaky roof is plugged. I think. I cleaned the surface until I got tired, cranky and bloody, then slapped on a coat of exterior primer paint. "Dries in an hour." Fat chance.
But that's over. I peeled and stuck the Peel & Seal, but in much smaller pieces than I had planned. That's because a nice flat sheet of very sticky roofing stuff does not fit very well into the joint where the roof goes ^ and the side of the house goes |. Kind of like trying to wallpaper the inside of a basketball. So I chopped the stuff into wedges and jammed them into the parts that go < and > and ~.
Then, taking my cue from good ol' Uncle Bud, I squirted bathtub caulk all over the whole mess and went inside for a beer.
A couple of years ago I was shopping in some auto parts mega-store, and they were practically giving away hand cleaner. (Stay with me; I'll link this up in a minute.) So I bought a couple of buckets of GoJo Cherry goop with Pumice. I knew that someday I would need to get a whole lot of bathtub caulk off my hands. (See how neatly that links up?) I want to focus on the word "Cherry." The stuff is red - blood red - and smells like King Kong poop after a three-day cherry binge. I rubbed it on my caulky hands anyway.
GoJo Cherry doesn't actually remove bathtub caulk from anything. It just moves it around into a thin film of poopy goop - waterproof poopy goop that lasts forever. Plus, my hands were now covered in pseudo-blood. Very convincing pseudo-blood. No matter how much you rinse, some goop and some pseudo-blood always remain. Think Lady Macbeth.
None of this was much of a problem until I wiped my hands on one of my wife's clean towels.