….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.