We haven't had rain in some time. The rivers are down, and ground is starting to crack. Given all the rain we had in April I thought it would be a wet summer.
Usually people can kayak on this river, but at the moment it's pretty low. Although this particular spot is in Tennessee, my wife and I go up there ever so often because it's only about forty-five minutes from the house, and it's really a pleasant place for a picnic.
It's good to live right where three states comes together. They all have unique attributes and when you live on the corner section, you can take advantage of all of those with little trouble.
Atlanta is a hell hole. We never go there. But Chattanooga is clean, and has lots of things like a good mall, an aquarium, a steamship you can ride down the river, have a great meal on, and just relax.
Chattanooga is well policed, and well maintained. You don't go downtown after dark, and you have to watch yourself just as you do in any American City. There is also a huge gun store just across the state line that sells everything a person needs in the firearms and shooting departments. It's in Benton, Tennessee.
You go through this little abandoned looking town, into the fields, and suddenly on the left side of the road is a massive fortified building. I can get powder, bullets, primers, magazines, cleaning supplies, and even firearms if I needed them. Of course, buying from out of state you have to get the gun transferred through an FFL holder. That means, the store, which has a federal firearms license, ships the gun to a FFL holder in your town, and you buy the gun and do the paperwork through him. I don't mess with that unless I find something really rare. If the gun I want is on the Curio and Relics list, I can use my own FFL to buy from out of state. No "modern" guns there, mostly World War II and earlier.
North Carolina has an ABC Store, and the Outlet Grocery Store. That's well worth the trip up that way.
Our location is a good one. We can get everything we need by making a day trip. Sometimes we stay over night in Chattanooga but that's just for the pleasure of a change. It's easy to go in the morning and come back in the afternoon.
I'm running the air conditioning and dehumidifiers in all the buildings tonight. The outside humidity is up around 67%. I try to keep the indoors spaces between 40% and 50%. That's proven a good range for keeping out mildew and rust.