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Stormy weather

putting a deck down while it's raining

Today turned out to be a race to see how much we could get done before an advancing storm reached us.

The rain started just as we finished hauling in the new deck lumber.

It was a good test for the new roof that seemed to pass with flying colors while allowing us to work under its dry protection.

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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A hot cup of coffee and strawberry shortcake while you are sitting on the porch during a rain storm. What could be better?
Comment by mona Mon Sep 17 16:22:23 2012
This storm is coming my way in the morning. I was running around today tiding things up, suppose to be heavy rain, wind and 100% humidity to boot.
Comment by Marco Mon Sep 17 21:26:09 2012

How does it sound when it rains on the roof you insulated? Is it still noisy enough?


Comment by Emily Tue Sep 18 07:44:36 2012

Mona --- Storms can be so restful, can't they? Just what I needed --- to sit around and listen to the rain on a tin roof. :-)

Marco --- Sounds like it's a more serious storm than I thought! We've had four inches now and it's still raining. Let the flooding begin!

Emily --- The trailer roof (minimal insulation in the original roof, then R30, then the new tin) is pretty much silent from inside. (Or at least I think it is --- it's hard to tell with the rain on the porch roof.) I need to go out and listen to Mark's insulated porch, but it's too wet to get there! :-)

Comment by anna Tue Sep 18 09:59:21 2012

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