Sunday, June 14, 2009

Rain, Rain, Go Away

This has been an unusually wet year.  I actually love rain, and wish that it would rain where I live more often than it normally does.  But when it comes to the hobbit-hole right now, rain is not so good.  It really puts a damper on working on it--at least on the part that I need to work on right now, which is the outside.  But there is some good news: I have plugged the leak!  One thing about all this rain is that it has given me lots of opportunities to test whether the measures I have been taking are working.  Yesterday morning it had dried out enough that I was able to put some finishing touches on the repairs.  It has rained a lot off and on since then, soaking everything pretty good, but the hobbit-hole is nice and dry, which is a good thing, because, after all, a hobbit-hole is not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell.  No--a hobbit-hole means comfort!
A hobbit-hole in my backyard? It may sound crazy, but I can tell you that my kids love it. It is the coolest playhouse ever. Plus, they can enjoy the grassy hill for sledding in winter and water sliding in summer. This was all my wife's idea. She dreamt it, and I got to be the one to bring it to reality. I'm not a construction expert; this was a total do-it-yourself job by a complete amateur. It has turned out rather nicely, I think. Here is the story of how it came to be.

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