When it got really hot here, a couple of weeks ago, I wondered if it was here to stay, but then it got cold, cold, cold, and we had some rain. I can't keep up.
Since you prefer humidity, I hope that it turns that way for you.
It's more expensive, but would wood work on that part of the fence? Board, lathe, or even plywood? (Plywood is ridiculously expensive these days, though! I learned that when needing to build the new chicken houses up here.)
I'm sorry about your back.
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