It rained Saturday. It rained Sunday. It rained Monday, today, and it’s predicted to rain the next two days following. Saturday Milo and Jeremiah went gutter-splashing for a little while to expend some energy. It’s no use trying to line-dry laundry with rain and 100% humidity, so with the stinky (literally!) laundry mounting I finally cranked up the fitful little drier we bought off Trademe. You don’t appreciate what you have until you loose it–and that includes static-dry winter air and a fully functional drier that can both heat and blow air simultaneously. When we first moved here and saw the common-place towel heaters in the bathrooms I thought it was a strange foo-foo weakness for folks who don’t even use central heating, but I’ve since come to realize that in chilly damp winter houses, towels never dry. The heated towel bars are actually a necessity to prevent moldy towels.