It poured down throughout the night and has been falling all day long. I have a couple of leaks - the ceiling ventilation fan in the bathroom for one. The other one is at my bedroom window, which faces south. The rain is coming from the south and blew against my windows all night long - it looks like it came through the screen on the right side, filled the channel below the screen, and from there flowed over to the stationary window. I sleep with my bed against that wall, and woke up with water dripping on my head! Until I get that fixed some way I will just have to check it whenever I wake up, and keep a roll of paper towels next to the bed.
Part of the problem is that these older model mobile homes have no gutters. There is a small curved channel around the roof line, but in a decent rain the water just fills that tiny channel and rolls over - down the windows and walls of the house. The channel is absolutely worthless. If I ever replaced the roof I would have actual gutters installed, but to fix just the really necessary items on this house would be extremely costly and I'd still have a crappy 1962 model mobile home.
I'd like to go into an apartment but rents have gone up exponentially in the last two years. I like the area I live in but I may have to move to a different location to find a decent apartment. My biggest problem is that I don't want a tenant above me, and there are very few one-story rentals unless I rented a duplex, which again, is more than I can afford.
I decided today that the table next to my chair was a total mess, so I took every thing off it and got rid of a lot of junk. It is a two tiered table, and the bottom layer was the worst. I still have a few small piles of junk that I need to find a place for or throw away. It seems also like my coffee table top has provided a temporary spot for the items I took from the chair side table. Why am I such a packrat?
I refuse to complain about the rain just yet, as we have had a long dry spell. This is typical California winter rain, although it has begun a bit early in the season. I think the climate engineering going on has a detrimental affect on the entire weather system, but those planes keep flying!
I think I will go see what I can find to eat. I'm not very hungry yet, but if I wait much longer I will lose any appetite I have. Have a good day/evening - whatever it is where you are located.
A Journey of Self Discovery - Day 2
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