Gathering Clouds

We’ve had a mysterious leak in our basement every time we’ve had significant rainfall. It can be a torrential downpour or a simple three-day gentle drenching: the results are the same. Well, that makes it sound like it’s happened several times. It’s only happened twice. We think it’s coming from the deck flashing: I suspect it’s like so many other things in the house: poorly installed.


With forecasters saying a huge — absolutely mind-blowingly large — storm is on the way, duct tape appears and we compromise on a quick fix. Or rather a quick temporary fix.


The storm clouds build, darken, and spit a little rain, but nothing terribly significant. Perhaps it was all in vain?


I hope not — a good shower to wash the pollen from everything would be just about perfect.

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