rejectomorph (flying_blind) wrote,
rejectomorph
flying_blind

Summer Complaints

About four o'clock his afternoon the thermometer displayed by the bank a mile from my house said it was 105 degrees. It was probably exaggerating. I don't think that thermometer has worked right in years. Still it was damnably hot, and there I was going off to Safeway. There's been a fire burning in the mountains for the last couple of weeks, and it has augmented summer's usual haze. The valley remains invisible day after day, and the town seems closed in by a dull translucent dome unadorned by any trace of clouds.

This truncation of the world induces a low-grade claustrophobia, but the consequent anxiety is soon displaced by ennui generated by heat exhaustion. It's consequences today were no surprise. After dragging myself around Safeway and Kmart for a while, I returned home only to fall asleep on the couch. I didn't wake up until nightfall, and the windows thus remained closed long after the outside air had begun to cool off. Now the house will be hotter than it ought to have been all night, and my sluggishness will last longer.

On the bright side, I have new socks and a ream of cheap paper from Kmart. I don't know that they and a few supermarket comestibles were worth going out into that heat, but it's over now. I'm just glad it's night now and I can get a breath of cool air.
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