Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Drying Out

Tuesday, September 4

Lord above, what a rain we had last night! Around 3" here at the campground, all in one night. The parking area by the showers was so flooded they had to cut a little channel in the ground to drain it. Nearby Houghton took some bad street flooding.

Me? I got a little water in the tent. Not much. Mostly it was where my bun accidentally brushed the top, or some of my stuff rubbed against the side of the tent. When you do that it becomes permeable and water gets in.

Considering how high the water came up the sides of the tent, though? I was very lucky.

However. Rain in the tent is NOT a good state of affairs. For someone like me, especially, it takes all day to dry everything out, instead of Having Fun.

Therefore, I dispatched myself off to the local Walmart (yep. They got one, open 24/7) and purchased a big ol’ hunk of black plastic tarp for $8 or so. I cut it in half and covered the tent with it, making two layers going in two directions.


Fixed THAT up. No more water in MY tent, any more. Rain all it WANTS to.



Anonymous said...

Sounds like loads of fun!

sue said...

I'm glad you didn't get floated away!