Tuesday, October 22, 2013

A busy weekend

Good morning.
It's been a productive weekend so far.  :-)
I worked late Friday and Saturday, so just came home and relaxed. Sunday, I started a couple of projects.
One was repairing the wall in the kitchen by the dishwasher.  The dishwasher butts up next to the wall, and apparently I didn't have it installed in it's space just right, and the door apparently wasn't closing tight enough to completely seal. Anyway, long story short, steam was leaking out and caused the drywall to crack. I was planning on just patching up the crack when I realized it was more than just a crack. The drywall was damaged farther underneath. I ended up removing roughly a 2x3 ft section.
Here the drywall is repaired and awaiting paint. We have an apartment size dishwasher. The kitchen's layout wasn't conducive to a regular sized one. But it's plenty big for just the two of us.
Another project involved the bathroom door, which wouldn't close. It appears to have swollen and so I sanded down the edge until it fit again.
Which brings us to a new purchase.
We didn't realize how high the humidity was in our home.  Our house has always had fairly high humidity, and I assume it's because it's brick and on a slab. But since we got the new furnace which is completely self contained, Our humidity has gone way up. It probably doesn't help that the summer was cool and we didn't use the air-conditioner much and this fall has been very rainy. Anyway, Yesterday morning, I spent an hour or so online looking for the right one.  Settled on a Soleus. In less than 24 hours, it has brought the humidity down to 58% from 74%. That high humidity was probably what caused the bathroom door to swell.
On Sunday, even though it's been raining nearly every day for a week now, It did let up enough on Sunday to get the yard mowed and pick some of my last flowers of the season.
The purple/blue flowers are called Monkshood. That's because each individual flower looks like a little hood. I put them in a vase with some red Coleus I took out of one of the pots.
And the rest of this week looks cold and wet also. We're running a good 10 degrees below normal. I may not get the rest of the yard cut back if this keeps up.
I also spent time online yesterday afternoon, finding another source for Craig's Zetia. The company we were ordering it from nearly tripled the price. I was pleased to find another one charging the old price, and free shipping. Bonus!
Well that's it for now. I've got another busy day ahead.

2 comments:

  1. Our humidity is about 70% today. Our house is not airtight though so I don't know if a dehumidifier would work.
    Hope you have a great week!

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  2. You won't have humidity in Vegas...

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