Having me at home in Oregon on a more or less ordinary weekday is a rare luxury, so Lisa took us to Corvallis on a furniture errand. There, we went to a store that did custom-cut foam rubber called "The Foam Man." The sofa in the living room of Lisa's trailer in Oregon has been padded with a very thin foam pad on top of a very hard board, and it's not very comfortable at all. We brought with us the dimensions to which it should be cut in the form of a large sheet of paper Lisa had made that was the exact size of the area which the foam needed to be. We bought a 4-inch sheet of firm foam, cut to the correct dimensions, and I think it will make sitting on the sofa much less of a trial on the tailbone. It's not cheap, however: $148.
Our other chore today was to look for a dehumidifier. It's so wet up here that it's impossible to keep the trailer dry inside, and mold build-up is very difficult to stop, which is hard on Lisa's health. The first couple places had Chinese-built dehumidifiers that Lisa wouldn't even look at. At Lowe's, we found a US-made (or at least US-assembled) Whirlpool model that might have been okay, but it was clearly a return -- the box had been opened and the owner's manual marked up -- and it was the only one they had left, so we passed. Lisa then tackled some of the mold in a clean-up job while sending me over to her father's house to do a little online research. We've found a couple of likely candidates. It's a pity we didn't think of Sears as a place where we could find one of these things, as it appears the Sears in Albany -- which we passed on the way to Corvallis -- seems to have the model that looks good to her (at least online) in stock. I guess we'll have to go out again tomorrow.
My blood sugar levels have been running higher than I would like, in part because when it rains that hard, it's difficult to get out an exercise. I was very surprised today, after we tramped around the Lowe's in Salem deliberately trying to get some walking exercise, to get a one-hour-after-lunch reading of only 91, which is almost too low. Very strange. I don't like yo-yo readings; they make me think something might be wrong.