Damp Digs

Spring in Southern Ontario means that one day it will be blazing hot, the next it will be pleasantly warm, and on the third it will be damp and chilly. Sort of like it was today. Our apartment is nicely damp too, which makes the day even more special. And now quanta and I are arguing about getting a dehumidifier. My sweetheart, who I dearly love but who is very cheap, kindly reminded me that just a short two years ago I nagged about getting a humidifier. And it is now sitting, unloved, upstairs in the storage unit. I then reminded him that we bought it for another apartment!!! One that wasn’t in a basement in an area that used to be marshland!!


I’m okay. But my knees are killing me. I have a problem with my knees, and the pain is amplified by the damp and cold. Today hasn’t been pleasant. And you would think that spending a few dollars on a dehumidifier for a damp, basement apartment wouldn’t be too much to ask. Of course, if you thought that, then you don’t know quanta. 🙂

Uhhh… but we will just ignore the fact that I spent a wee bit of money at Reitmans today on some nice new summer clothes. *cough*

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4 Responses to Damp Digs

  1. Marc says:

    Tell him (which is the truth) that during the winter months my dehuminifier helped me save on electricity because a damp space is harder to heat, and during the summer it will save my sanity 😉

  2. Silverlotus says:

    (Un)Fortunately, our heat and hydro (electricity) are included with our rent. Of course, my sanity isn’t part of the rent, so maybe that will help. Or, I can just go buy the darn thing myself and deal with the fallout later. 😉

  3. Mari says:

    Sounds like you may have arthritis.

  4. Silverlotus says:

    Actually, I have patella femoral. That means my knee cap doesn’t sit in the right place because the muscules aren’t formed quite correctly. When I where shorts or a skirt, if you look closely you can tell my knee cap is off to the side a little. It is acutally fairly painful, but other then taking anti-inflamitories, there isn’t anything that can be done for it right now. For some reason the cold and the damp cause the pain to get worse. But, over the years, I’ve gotten quite used to it.