We kicked off our home improvement season today with new garage door springs and a new attic vent fan. The springs gave out on Friday night – don’t get me started on how ridiculous it is to have a garage door that can’t be opened by one person without a garage door opener – and the attic fan hasn’t worked since we’ve lived here. It should keep the attic cooler this summer, so maybe the upstairs will stay cooler, too.  

14:25:07 PM

Our first warm rain. The humidity rose all last night; the temperature held steady, in the low 60s. Small drops fell, gently at first, then heavy, in waves. In between, water trickled through the grass and vapours rose into fog. Mushrooms – morels – should soon follow.