NO! It is not raining, although ISOLATED SHOWERS (10%) is in our forecast.That percentage is probably one drop somewhere over the Arkansas River from the trail of a riverboat or barge which decided it was better to be in the River than the air.
However, we have dripping water at steady rate at our house from the central air conditioner. Now, that is normal in hot, humid weather, but the design of central air conditioning units is removal of humidity and disposal by drainage line to a designated area outside our abode. That is one part of "conditioning the air", the other part being cooling, which may also contribute to the water problem with some condensation.
Unexpectedly this morning I accessed what we call the heating/air conditioning unit closet to find a significant amount of water accumulating around the unit. I suspected the drainpipe was plugged, as we have had this problem once before.
My husband is at the church blissfully mowing in the 90-plus degree heat.
I called the HVAC company who said it would be tomorrow afternoon, or I could pay for after-hours today. I chose 'after-hours', but have a bet with myself that does not materialize. In fairness, everybody is broiling; air conditioners are working overtime when the temperature creeps above 90; another way to say it, it they may suffer from heat stroke, too.
I am doing a towel (not paper towels) relay soaking up the water. The relay starts with (1) find dry big towels, or remove from dryer; (2) pull out the 3-4 sopping wet towels; (3) replace with 3-4 dry towels; (4) place wet towels in washer on final fast spin cycle; (5) remove towels from washer to dryer; (6) Repeat cycle every 30 minutes.
The owner of HVAC company we use was here yesterday to evaluate improvement in ducting. Although we are not sure, he may have unintentionally pull some of the telephone wiring apart under house, as part of our system is down. That is not repaired but we have the lines isolated that need to be checked. Some lines are working and we have cell phone.
What is strange is the owner mentioned some condensation below the house; too bad he did not look a little harder. However, from the water I found this morning, I think this event had not been occurring very long. We store a lot in the same closet; very little was wet.
One small blessing is we care for a home next to us. The perk is we may use it ourselves or for company. It is not a mansion but a roof over our heads. We can move there if this continues very long. It also has central heat and air.
It has everything but Internet, and there may be a way to get that, too. I probably could move my wireless router to a different place in my house, were I could pick up signal in the neighbor's house.
We have other options as well, but hopefully will not have to use them.
Meanwhile the towel brigade continues... See you when the drip dry cycle is broken. I have a few pictures showing beauty still around even in the heat, but gotta rotate towels, not cards and computers!!