Allegedly my home town is known for being cloudy year-round. And I recall the same... Lately, it seems the last few years, we've been repeatedly breaking dry-spell records... *months* at a time... wasn't unappreciated, from the perspective of living in a van...
Today everything is damp... my socks... damp... my pants were hanging up... they're damp. My blanket... my pillow... damp. My shirt... damp.
Was cold enough last night to need heat. Still haven't replaced the heater core... but relying on it for house-heat means running the engine... and I think the ducts need cleaning, as I smell antifreeze or something when using the vents. No small task.
Tried an alcohol fire last night. Very risky, using old cat food cans... but seemed to work. But not sure it did anything for the damp.. its "smoke" is largely water.
Feeling kinda miserable, frankly... and once this season begins, got about nine months of it non stop.
Heater core? Proper Fireplace? South?
I knew it was coming, was frankly shocked how long it held off.
Spose I can survive damp, and cold too... and cats grow winter coats... wonder 'bout them electronics.
Mixed thoughts on potential solutions... this is a small space, not leaving a window cracked feels suffocating, but would let out heat and in damp.
Then mixed-use heating... if this happened just a few days ago the heater core would be logical, as I'd idled my engine most of the day while binge-watching... but twenty bucks a day for electricity (even with a heat side-effect) was definitely a luxury that can't happen every day. Otoh, im a bit into electricity... as you may know... so projects would be the same.
Then there's cooking... I don't. Haven't invested in, nor hacked together, a stove, yet... friggin hot chocolate to warm my bones was nearly four bucks. And cold chicken noodle soup was fine when it was 80deg... but sounds awful right now. So a stove... could also be used for heat... bought a carbon monoxide detector, so a sturdy alcohol burner would probably be somewhat safe-ish... but co*2* is also bad if it displaces too much o2... which would be more likely with, now, three o2 to co2 converters in this small space with windows not cracked, trying to keep the heat/dry in...
So now I need a friggin' o2 level detector too? Maybe I should order one of those air quality/pollution monitors someone 'round here builds?
And how much ventillation is enough, yahknow? The doors aren't air-tight, there are various holes (mostly in the floor) etc... but then thinking about those holes and the idling engine... oy! I'm going back to bed... time to hibernate.
Condensation everywhere! Oy! Didn't see that coming...