There was a leak around one of our windows. A small window you ask, no a huge triple window. For some reason the people who built this house ( and lived here originally) didn't seal this window. As a result water got in and in Georgia where water ithere are termites. But we didn't know it until the window sill began deteriorating . When Mac began cleaning it out to repair it he found termites, so we called our termite people, the ones who inspect our house for termites every year and treat it when any are found. They advised Mac to take the whole window sill out and look for further termite infestation. We have a friend who knows about construction so he has helped Mac take the window sill, molding, sheet rock, baseboard, outside flashing and surrounding wood out. What a mess, I about cried when I saw how extensive the damage was. Our friend said the termites would have started on the floor next.
So the day has been spent, tearing the damage out, cleaning out all the bits and pieces and now they're starting to reconstruct it all.
I'll be glad when it's all cleaned up, but that probably won't be for while.