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Pre-Solstice Scorcher [Jun. 15th, 2012|10:46 pm]
A wind has come up, but it's just blowing the heat around. The rapid chirps of the crickets are unceasing. The night isn't going to cool off much, and I've turned the fan on, hoping that it will help the balmy outdoor air to replace the stifling indoor air faster than simply having the windows open will, but I still expect the house to be hot all night. Tomorrow will be a bright nightmare. I'll probably be forced to turn on the air conditioner for the first time this year. Too soon!

The only good thing I can say about this hot, windy night is that the wind isn't bringing any smell of smoke. There is a fire north of here, but the wind is from the northeast, so that area probably isn't burning yet. The wind won't do anything about he mosquitoes, though. They've gotten into the house. I suspect the feral cats of having damaged one of the window screens in the back room. They like to jump on it from outside, so they can look in and see what I'm doing. It has probably been pulled loose, allowing passage to insects. I might have to patch it with tape.

The weekend is apt to be hellish, so I intend to enjoy the mere semi-hellishness of tonight. I'll miss it tomorrow, I'm sure.

[User Picture]From: lirianna
2012-06-16 03:17 pm (UTC)
You know, if you don't like the heat or the dry or the fires, why don't you move? Or is that not possible?
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[User Picture]From: flying_blind
2012-06-16 05:58 pm (UTC)
Trying to sell the house when the real estate market is in the toilet would be both difficult and unwise. Even when it has been sold, I won't be able to afford any of the parts of California with more moderate climates or with little fire risk. They are all coastal and mostly urban, and very costly even after the bubble collapse. If this house were in even a scruffy part of Los Angeles it would sell for about three times what it would be likely to fetch here.
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