September 21st, 2014


Really Glad We Fixed the RV's Roof Yesterday

As Lisa and I were finishing up lunch (watching an old television show about the Western Pacific Railroad while eating), we looked outside and saw (and then heard) rain starting to fall. Heavy rain. Really heavy rain. Then hail. Then thunder. We quickly closed the windows as the wind, water, and hail buffeted the house.

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The storm lasted maybe thirty minutes and left a lot of standing water. Fernley, being built on a prehistoric lake bed (it's part of the same complex of ancient lake beds as the Black Rock Desert) has awful drainage. We're relatively lucky, as we live near the railroad tracks, which are built along the highest part of town.

I am so relieved that we got the RV fixed yesterday. As it looks like Fernley got close to 20% of its annual rainfall this afternoon, I wouldn't like to think what a mess it would have made of things inside the Rolling Stone if that vent cover had still been missing.