As I mentioned in an earlier blog post, I have been painting the outbuildings. It has turned into somewhat of a frenzy. I am not sure why. Maybe because I have an innate sense that this is going to be a hard winter. Or maybe after 43 years of living in the wet areas of the Pacific Northwest, I have come to realize that incessant rain is hard on buildings. In fact, last night I finally appreciated that the reason I enjoy the weathered buildings in areas like the Okanogan County and Waterville is because there are not any here. Any building that is not maintained here rapidly rots into the ground. So I am fighting the battle against rain rot:
PS This is my 500th blog post!