I'm not sure how he fills in the rot, he states, "just last spring I
had to fill in the wood and repair it, now it's rotted out again, the
tree blocks too much sun and never allows the sills to dry". I've kept
an eye on that side of his house for a day, it is in no means shady all
day, it just doesn't get hit directly. I try to stay as uninvolved as
possible in his repair work. He complains about everyone on the block,
like those with woodstoves that make smoke that inevitably drifts to
his yard (seriously, he complained that smoke drifts through his yard).