Monday, September 21, 2009


All day on Friday I left the cover off MV Miss Behaven so that she could dry out a bit. At 4am on Saturday morning I awoke to the sounds of pouring rain fall, floating in through the open bedroom window. Ah crap!!! I jumped out of bed, into a house coat, and out to cover up the boat.

The good news is that I was able to watch my hotrod gutters work their magic. For the first time in 10 years, the down spouts actually flowed water off the roof and to the intended drain off spots. It rained pretty hard, and I was only able to find one spot that was leaking (a rusty guttering junction).

The neighbors must have thought I was out of my mind.. standing in the rain at 4am proudly inspecting my house's gutter performance with a flash light.

Well, later that morning (once the sun came up) I walked around the house to find an 18" "border" of dry soil all the way around the perimeter. And, there wasn't even a hint of moisture in the basement!!


  1. That's awesome, Jon! *own* a house coat?

  2. I'll bet it is pink chenille, with pretty big red flowers printed on it

  3. It never rains in Seattle. You must have bad luck.