Vermont summer has not been here all that long, but I do not think this particular one is going down on anyone's list of all time favorites. It has been a marathon of storms and heavy rains. We live near the town garage, so I can tell you that the road crew has been flat out busy dealing with road wash outs.
I also noticed that our chimney is leaking. There is always something that needs tending to in a house. I wish I could do some things to update though, rather than always having something pressing has to get done right away. Last month it was the propane tank for our gas stove in need of replacement, now the chimney. It is really not a good idea to neglect things like leaky propane tanks so I guess I can put off a new kitchen window for a while.
There was a break in the rain yesterday morning so we got out to mow the lawn (Mike) and weed the gardens (me). There was not a break in the humidity and resulting high heat index. It was unpleasant, but it needed to get done.
Fortunate for us that we have not planned any camping trips this summer.
Tomorrow will be our twentieth anniversary. That has been a good run. I won't say that we have not hit a bump or two in the road, but our marriage has not suffered the wild kind of swings that would make me compare it to the weather. And our bodies are much older than our house, so I guess it is only natural that there would be some needed patching up and maintenance work there. I am definitely willing to go for another twenty years.