The sun came back out yesterday and the dew point has plummeted from 70°F to 50°F: oh the joy of dry air. I'm running the dehumidifier now, but a little later today i think opening the windows will help to dry the house out. I've not lived in such a sealed house before. In California, we missed the recent years of fire misery and were there for the depth of the drought: our windows were open frequently. The home we lived in in Philadelphia was an antique: drafty is a fair starting place. Back in the humid southeast after twenty years of warming has been... an adaption.
Jay has flit around where i can see it from my work desk on Monday & Tuesday. Ants are swarming the ripening figs. Apparently something sticky wrapped around the trunk is the answer. I raked leaves in the dusk last night: it's a little movement.
I also am now a "trained" phone banker for encouraging folks to vote early in NC. I tried some calls last night: wrong numbers, full voice mail, automated "not taking calls" messages, someone at work, and someone waiting for a call from Red Cross because her daughter's home had burned down. I dunno how this is going to go. But i can do it here and there, so maybe i'll make progress off and on during the next two weeks.