I was busily turning the table sideways and rearranging the whole layout so that I could have a backdrop that didn't consist of coats hanging up behind me and a corner we use for storage in our closetless little hole in the ground. I felt a little guilty about making this big change while my soon-to-be-husband was away at work, but dismissed that guilt as one of the lovable quirks I have when it comes to being silly with my friends, which was the whole point of needing a backdrop. Matt didn't really care and I didn't turn it back around when we were done our bookclub session, though I had intended to.
We first learned of this last summer when random pools of water would form in the strangest of corners, and never in the same spot back-to-back. So when it started to rain a few days ago, Matt and I inspected all of the known leakable places and were greatly relieved that we had no flooding. That night, as he's coming to bed, Matt says to me, "Did you spill some water in here?" Sure enough, the rug under the bed was damp. We pull the bed out and, sure enough, the rest of the rug is soaking wet and the floor is covered in mud. Yes, not just water, mud, because our walls don't actually connect to anything and thus dirt and insect life tend to let themselves in. It makes me sad, not because we have to clean this up, but because we are just one step away from the kind of living conditions we make fun of Americans for believing we live in. It's not a log cabin in the middle of the tundra, but days like these, I think the cabin would be dryer.
Mess is all cleaned up now. Matt's prized possessions of framed autographs from our Comic Expo visits were among the casualties, but we got those dried out and sitting on the table until we can figure out a safe place to put them in a hole in the ground with no storage space and all 6 bookcases completely filled. All that remains is the rug. A big fluffy shagg rug. It's supposed to keep raining for the rest of the week. How is rain on your wedding day good luck? Please tell me that rain all throughout my wedding week will be 7x luckier!