Damp and dreary
September 25, 2011, 9:28 pm
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One thing about Black Cat Cabin is that there is no air conditioning therefore when it rains the air in the cabin is damp.  This 1,800 square foot house was built from recycled stones, bricks and boards from dilapidated structures on the farm.  It is a hodgepodge of textures and materials that is both charming and inefficient in terms of temperature maintenance.  Oops, I forgot to set the timer.  You might get more than you bargained for today.  So anyway… the place is as full of  holes as a round of good Jarlsberg cheese.  Mud daubers, stink bugs, spiders, mice, sugar ants, stink bugs and lady bugs abound in here entering the domicile from wide cracks at the windows and the now slightly punched out front screen doors.  There are also cracks in “the passthrough” room where you can look through and see there dirt floor of the crawl through space.  One of my first thoughts when I saw the interior of the cabin for the first time was that I would freeze in the winter (to be determined- will keep you posted).

Humidity is not my personal friend.  It makes my hair frizz like a steel wool pad and often makes what would be perfectly lovely temperatures either too chilly or annoyingly warm.  I tend to be grumpy in high humidity.  But today is OK inside the house despite the constant rain which raps gently on the red tin roof  of the extra room that juts out on the north side of the house.  The roof over my room is slate and makes a duller sound.  It is a good day for relaxing.  A game of Apples to Apples awaits post blog posting with my friend F and daughter S.  Must take the warm newly dried clothes out of the dryer and continue the laundry from washer to dryer and add a fresh load to the washer.  Yes! Despite the ruggedness of our new country life, we do have a washer and dryer set in a cute little laundry room waiting to be described in another installment.


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