Raining, Pouring

creative_wallpaper_rain_021048___large….And it’s official.  Oliver’s Nest is weather-proof.

To put this in perspective, the rainfall so far this month (16 days in) has been over 6 inches (according to the National Weather Service), plus high winds and lightning.  Apparently we got hit by the remnants of Typhoon Songda, and it’s been a great test.  Not that a lot of rain is unusual for us here.  See that picture?  It’s from VisitOlympia.com.  We don’t shy away from our weather here.

The house didn’t move.  Shoot, it moves more when I walk around in it. I did however jump a few times from the drum-like BOOM of pine cones and sticks hitting the roof.  I thought a huge branch must have hit when I heard it the first time, then I realized it’s just the shape of the build amplifying the sound.  And the rain fell so hard at times I couldn’t hear the Grey’s Anatomy episode I was watching…had to put on subtitles. 😀  But the Frankenstein’s Monster of a skylight didn’t leak.  Not air, not water.  All it let through was the pretty light show of the electrical storm.

I haven’t been updating as much recently.  Please bear with me, as my mood disorder has me a bit on the ropes.


6 thoughts on “Raining, Pouring

  1. Hurray for staying dry 🙂 Thanks for sharing your story, I love to see people’s tiny dreams coming true! I’m very interested in tiny homes myself – so much so that I’ve centered my thesis on tiny homes. I’m a Corporate and Public Communications graduate student at Monmouth University interested in studying the sense of community inspired by Tiny House Communities (THC). For the purposes of my study, I am looking specifically at how people communicate about tiny houses, what the community does for them, and why they choose to get involved with the movement. If you could spare 15 mins to complete my survey I would really appreciate it! You can find the survey at the link below https://monmouthpolling.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_6PTVeWKLsH1j4QR
    Thank you!

  2. I am happy it is all dry through all of that rain. That is a very big relief for you. Now if the doctors could just get your medications right so you would not have these lows. It is helpful to keep a daily chart in a calendar of your moods and energy levels and show them at your next appointment. Rainey climates are hard on people that suffer with depression. Sunlight is a tremendous help for me here. I make sure I get at least 30 minutes outside each day. What are the things you are going to work on next? What is your next big dream?
    I got the outside of my truck bed house done but I am still working on the inside as money becomes available. I always say that when I am going to do the wrong thing God makes sure I don’t have any money. When my idea is right God opens up the flood gates. I will then bless you again too.
    Have a great night in your warm and dry cabin.

    • Hi Diane, nice to hear from you. 🙂
      My meds OK, although I am supposed to be taking another one that I hate taking. It causes serious weight gain along with other uncomfortable side-effects, and I’m already battling that. I will try it again after I’m at a healthy weight, though. That’s the problem with these heavy-duty drugs ~ they have heavy-duty side-effects.
      My next big dream? That’s a good question. I’m at a loss for one right now. I need to finish up all the odds and ends here, and then I’ll hit the road. Maybe then something will come to me…maybe I need some fresh places with no memories, you know? I do plan to head to the southeast and sun.
      I’d love to see what you are doing with your own house truck!

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