Getting the hose properly connected to the dehumidifier was pretty tricky. We had to try three times and Pres Man put in a new washer. I think that might have finally done it. And if not, the reservoir will fill up and the unit will stop condensing and turn on a little light that says "Hey! I'm full!"
OMG, I just pointed out a big spider on the wall and Pres Man got a shoe to go after it. He had to stand on a folding chair to get to it and I said, "Oh no! Don't stand on that chair wrong; you'll break your leg!" He said, "I know how to stand on it right, and I'm going to break a spider. All eight legs!" And then he did.
We do not give spiders clemency; they do not get banned to the outdoors. Once they come in the house, that's it. Same thing with wasps, silverfish, roaches, scorpions, and probably others I am forgetting. By the way, I have seen NONE of the ickies in that last sentence in this house. Yet. With all the wetness in the basement, I am really hoping we do not see any silverfish. They are so yucky.
Anyway, I think I can sleep tonight. We have a new pump for the AC and it is very nifty (and quiet!), we have a new appliance sucking the water out of the air, we have fans going in all the dampish spots, and we drove the cat crazy.
Seriously. He has been making this weird cry lately and is easily startled. And that was going on before the plumber arrived. Maybe he found the wet carpet before we did and it freaked him out.
We watched HP VII.I tonight, so we are all ready for the final installment. Somewhere I read or heard it referred to as "Harry Potter and the End of the Gravy Train," and I can't stop calling it that.
Hopefully tomorrow I can get back to normal life. By which I mean going to work all day and sweating over a costume at night. At least I'll be cool.