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Monday, February 27, 2017

Notes from the Flood, Part 3

2017-02-27

WELCOME TO THE WIND TUNNEL.

SORRY ABOUT THE SHOUTING. RIGHT NOW, THREE EXHAUST FANS, ONE CIRCULATING FAN, TWO INDUSTRIAL BLOWERS, AN INDUSTRIAL DEHUMIDIFIER, AND THE HEATING SYSTEM ARE ALL SIMULTANEOUSLY RUNNING IN THIS 2-BEDROOM APARTMENT. IT’S NOISY AS HELL.

IT’S A BIT BREEZY, TOO.

LET’S STEP OUTSIDE.

There. That’s better.

The crew has already stopped by this AM to check the preliminary drying, and to give an ETA --- early afternoon --- for starting whatever demolition work will need to be done.

With luck, it won’t be much.

We’re still staying here for now, but reserve the option of moving to a motel, depending on the scale of any demo work.

The fans are hassle; it was a very long and noisy night. We turned off the loudest blower, but it still was very loud. I estimate at least another day of drying; and maybe more if the demo crew says it’s still wet inside the wall cavities. The fans may be reason enough to relocate in themselves; just for sleeping.

We’ll see what the demo crew finds this afternoon.

OK, I’m heading back in, now. I know I have a set of earplugs around here somewhere.

Ready? I’m opening the door now.

THANKS FOR DROPPING BY! TALK TO YOU LATER!