Last night we had a really powerful rain. It was so powerful, it somehow blasted water into the yurt from places we couldn't begin to identify! I mopped it up, and lifted up the felt where it was slightly damp, to give it a chance to air out, and decided that my next priority was to try to seal up any remaining leaks in the yurts.
Grandpa thought my roof pitch was a bit shallow, but acknowledged that it really only has to shed rain. It can handle any snow load one could imagine.
Kenny and Donna stopped by around lunch to do a short inspection, and I think they were pleased with the look. The next step was to put up that all important screen in the window openings. Unfortunately, I had no screen.
At the dump, we also discovered the steel remains of someone's gazebo. I grabbed all the sections, in the hopes that I can use them to create a frame to mount my solar panels on. We also picked up some tea lights and copper wire for Grandpa, and I found a good plastic bin (maybe for sawdust?) and another nic-nac that may be revealed in a future post. Oh yeah, and some sort of medical "IV" type stand, that Grandpa thinks I could use for the solar panels, but we'll have to see; it's sturdy, but I don't want to risk a few hundred dollars worth of equipment on something unless I'm really sure of it.
Then it started to rain. I puttered in the dojo tent a bit, then headed to Mummu's for another delightful supper. The rain got worse and I ended up dozing until Kenny was out of his bath (Tuesdays are bath days for Grandpa and Kenny). The rain is now even worse, and I'm back at the yurts. There is still a bit of water coming in under one door, but it's far less than before. We'll have to do some more brainstorming on that one.