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I write like
H. P. Lovecraft

I Write Like by Mémoires, Mac journal software. Analyze your writing!




When I post at 2 am, obviously. I used the most recent mold post as it was the longest entry I've written in months.
Shorter entries garnered Stephen King. This is amusing as I'm not especially fond of King's writing style.

We bought a dehumidifyer last night, a heavy-duty 60pint-per-day model from LG - the highest rated AND the least expensive model ranked by Consumer Reports. I crawled around the water softener when I got home, checked tubes, seal and piping and everything is fine. I recharged it manually while watching and I'm pretty certain it is fine. But, in my general crawling, I noted some moisture at the base of the foundation wall in that space. It seems likely that the moisture is simply coming in through the brick/concrete what ever the foundation is. Thus: dehumidifer.

What this most likely means is that the basement is just damp and I'll have to keep an eye on it for the next few days to ensure the moisture levels reduce with the dehumidifer running. As for the odd leak in the den, I'm still thinking the bolts in the window could be the issue so I bought some silicon all-weather sealer at Home Despot to cap them off.

That leaves pulling up the den flooring to replace the bad boards and cutting a few windows in some of the sheet rock in a select, discrete spots to check behind where I found some mold. Just to be safe.

So. Feeling far less panicky. Slept relatively well last minus minus dehydration.

I have a headache today. I think it is because of happy hour.

Current Mood: hopeful hopeful
Current Music: Enlarged to Show Detail - Let The Cards Fall

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alierakieron From: alierakieron Date: July 14th, 2010 02:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
Check the grading all around the outside, too, especially behind and shrugs. We had water in our basement the first 2 years we were here, until I get behind the shrubs in front of one part of the house and realized that they were camouflaging a 6 inch drop in grade. And that was producing a TON of water in our basement every time it rained, that was getting worse as the successive rains hollowed out the spot. Several cubic feet of topsoil later, we're dry even in the monsoons of November.
abmann From: abmann Date: July 14th, 2010 02:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
Indeed! That's on the list of to-dos this week. There are a few spots we want to add dirt. We just need to source some from elsewhere in the yard. :) Or go to Jung's tonight for some topsoil.

Thanks for the reminder!
nathan_lounge From: nathan_lounge Date: July 14th, 2010 03:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
I apparently write like Dickens. I'm curious as to how exactly this thing works.
abmann From: abmann Date: July 14th, 2010 04:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
No idea. Probably instances of certain words or length of sentences or references to small orphan children.
moocowrich From: moocowrich Date: July 15th, 2010 12:46 am (UTC) (Link)
Your dehydration was probably caused by your dehumidifier. Obviously.

And it looks like tonight might give you a test as to whether or not storms let water in!
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