Wednesday, August 21, 2013
The rain thunders down yet again.
Ever so often, all the land line telephones ring. The electric pulse from the lightning jumps on our telephone wires, which are largely above ground. You get used to it after awhile.
Keeping the humidity down requires running dehumidifiers, not just in the house but in the shop , enclosed portions of the barn, and the apartment. Not doing this will result in mold or mildew getting into those spaces. This is the wettest summer on record here. It's been so humid as a result that mildew has started growing on some of the logs my house is built of. Thankfully, there's an easy fix. Spraying it with Lysol kills the mildew, but it does add another lengthy chore to the daily list, since most of the walls of my buildings can only be reached by standing on a ladder.
There's been so much rain that I routinely cover the bed of my pickup with a tarp. I put a couple of long 2X4 studs over the back, from the top of the cab to the tailgate and cover those with the tarp to keep the rain water from pooling in the bed. Since the truck is parked on a slope nose down, failure to do so can result in more than enough water to fill a large bathtub piling up against the front of the bed.
Rain or not, I've decided to go to town today. I don't particularly need anything, but I'm not anxious to spend the day here inside again. I can at least have lunch in town, go by Walmart to see if anything has come in I need or want, and check the magazine rack at the grocery store. I will get wet but it will pass the day.