Mudcat Café message #4072091 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #165433   Message #4072091
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
16-Sep-20 - 11:18 AM
Thread Name: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life 2019 - 2020
Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life 2019 - 2020
It's very muggy as we get the very outer ring of humidity swirling around Sally. Too muggy to enjoy walking today, but we're getting closer to that time when it will actually be autumn-like. COVID-19 is leveling out, but with school starting it may rise again so gyms are a risky venture still. I'm only down a couple of pounds with the alternate day fasting, but that's partly because exercise has been minimal.

Here in Texas, at least in this part, they rarely build basements, and when they do, sump pumps are necessary. Where I grew up in the Pacific NW basements were commonplace and water generally wasn't a problem (though in the last house where I lived with my mom the floor was sloped and there was a steady little dribble that ran down to a drain near the garage door.) I think the farther north you go the more essential basements are to the stability of the foundation and the house. It has to do with freezing.