Good guess, but no; the way our apartment is laid out, the kitchen counter where I set up the drying rack is about as far from any windows or drafts as you can get. Unless we deliberately set up and position fans to circulate air (which we have to do when cooking certain items, lest our oversensitive smoke alarm raise a fuss), the air in that section of the apartment is downright stagnant. (Also, I always set up the drying rack in the same place each time I use it; that variable did not change, when I washed the bottles the other day.)Kwix wrote: ↑26 Dec 2017, 17:11Air movement due to open windows? That'd be my only guess.Jennifer wrote: ↑23 Dec 2017, 14:52As usual for us in our current top-floor apartment, we did not have any heat on, and even had a couple windows open a bit because otherwise our unheated apartment was actually too warm for comfort.
I just don't get how yesterday, of all days, is the day I shattered all personal previous "time required for the insides of those club soda bottles to dry out" records.
FWIW, Jeff is of the opinion that there's no mystery at all, since damp air outside does not preclude our inside air being parched due to the warm dry air that presumably raises up from the apartments below (and keeps us from turning on our own heat even when the outdoor temperature is at or below freezing). I'd be inclined to go with that theory if it were cold enough for us to keep our own windows closed against the outdoors, but with the windows open you'd think at least some of that outside dampness would make its way to the indoor air. Especially when we don't have fans blowing air out of any windows.