After a few weeks of snow, lots of snow, snow we really like, our dining room ceiling started to leak against the outside wall.
The wisdom of the internet said it might be an ice dam.
I climbed up on the roof this morning with a shovel and some ice melt.
Lyn slogged through the snow below the house and took a photo of me shoveling the north-facing roof over the dining room. 3-4 feet of snow. Some of it densely packed. Good upper-body workout.
3 hours later I found what I was looking for:
Icemelt helped me break the dam. Water flowed through the dam rather than back up under the shingles. And I took a hot bath with a beer and a good book.