K1P1quebec wrote:Leejoyce62 wrote:dogfoster wrote:where I live it is incredibly humid where clothes hardly dry on a line and everything gets moldy during the summer
I lived for a couple of years near Houston, Texas. Very humid on the bayou where I lived, so I know what you mean. Dehumidifiers running all the time.
Humidity is very clingy. We are in a high humidity area where although not tropical (closer to the arctic circle than the equator!), we have to pay attention to the "feels like" humidity index factor in temperatures. In the summer we are dripping with moisture and in the winter the cold is literally bone chilling. I remember when I was young and living further south, my mom would have to remove her good shoes from the closets in summer so they wouldn't get moldy. Funny what sticks with you from childhood memories!
This past summer Hurricane Irene came through my area and I had to treat or toss almost all of our clothing, shoes, and fabrics. The mold was unbelievable because the moisture had gotten into the block walls( We live in the basement of a split level) and continued to leach out all summer and into the fall. Never fear...My yarn stash was safe because I always put little silicone desiccation packs into the plastic tubs.