rejectomorph (flying_blind) wrote,

Extreme Measures

Several small birds that are probably robins have been making a godawful racket in the back yard and tormenting one of the feral cats. The cat is not happy about it, but isn't yet ready to go into hiding for the day. He enjoys playing and napping on the lawn early in the day, though he disappears once it gets really hot. It's definitely going to get really hot today.

The house only got down to 72 degrees last night, and even with all the windows now closed and the drapes drawn it is already up to 74. I'm sure it's already getting into the upper seventies outdoors. My guess is that I'll have to turn the air conditioner on by noon, and probably leave it on most of the night— unless there's a power outage, of course, which becomes more likely the hotter the day gets.

Anyway, I'm going to try to get everything I need to do done well before noon so I can just hide out the rest of the day like the cats do. I don't know if I'll be able to sleep or not, as hot as it will be getting, but at least I should be able to stay fairly still and not generate any extra heat with my own movement. I'm even thinking of hacking some of my hair off this morning, so I won't have to expend any energy brushing it off of my ears later on.

I've recently frozen a few bottles of water and I'm keeping them in the refrigerator so it won't have to run quite so often. Every little bit of non-energy use helps. I'm going to help now by turning off the computer for the rest of the day. The television will stay off, too. I've got books to read by the light coming in the living room window. Today's peanut butter sandwich will not be toasted. The sun must not win the heat war!

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