Monday, May 30, 2011
On the Forest level of Donkey Kong Country Returns, there is a world called Damp Dungeon where there is moisture, plenty of unusual creatures and spiders galore. Of course, being my favorite level, I've conquered that world, but cannot for the life of me conquer the real life dampness in my real life basement. This is where I've spent the majority of my three day weekend off--scrubbing, disinfecting, killing spiders (and centipedes), repacking damp boxes and routinely emptying the two dehumidifiers that are working as hard as me to rid the basement of moisture. Today I had a reprieve, but only because Rachel is here and someone has to keep an eye on her. It helped that for the first time in about two weeks, we had a day with no rain.
While I fully recognize that compared to thousands of others, I got off easy, I'm still feeling whiny and exhausted, and not a little sad at the layout of cash earmarked for other things. There will be no summer vacation this year, because instead, we will be providing one for the professionals who will waterproof the basement.
The weather was hot today, and while humid, it didn't rain. Tomorrow's forecast is the same, with I think a chance of evening showers. We've jumped straight from the crappiest spring on recent records right into the depths of summer. Seeing that it was now or never, I planted wildflower seeds, tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, herbs and squash. Ironically, I watered the new plants, but hope they won't need more for awhile. The soil was balking at the sprinkle of water I did provide--there truly is nowhere for it to go.
I'm ready to go back to work tomorrow. I need a break. I hope you all had a wonderful Memorial Day. As soon as I get back from taking Stinkerbell home, I think I'm going to put my feet up, knit a little, and watch Band of Brothers.