Now that we've been in our house for a year, I can say that our house behaves a bit like a living thing at times.
The bathroom door is a good example. It tends to stick every Fall until we get a good, long rain -- I know because I had to shave a little bit off the bottom of the door frame about this time last year, and now the top stuck this year. We had our first good rain of the Fall a few days ago, and the door stopped sticking over the weekend.
I know that this occurs because of where and how our house is built. We sit on top of a bed of sandy soil mingled with layers of clay. We don't have a basement or a slab, so different parts of the house rise and fall as the soil underneath the house expands and shrinks due to moisture. It makes for cracks in the walls that grow and shrink during the year, and doors that sometimes stick.
Is this slightly annoying? Yes, but ours is generally a good house. I'm willing to put up with it, if it's willing to put up with me.
on 2008-11-03 at 6:30 p.m.
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