rejectomorph (flying_blind) wrote,

Helter Swelter V

It was another torrid day, but tomorrow and Saturday are both supposed to be worse. Temperatures in the long range forecast keep getting revised upward, both for daytime highs and nocturnal lows. The predictions a few days out are based on historic temperatures, which have been lower than this year's. It's been a long time since spring has ended and summer begun with so much intense heat here. It makes me fear that the entire summer could be like this, the promise of cooling constantly receding. That's one of the reasons I haven't fired up th air conditioner yet. In the back of my mind is the thought that I might need it far more in July and August, and I need to save on the electricity now so I can use it later.

I'm not sure what day I'll get to go shopping this week. They all promise to be awful. If I could rely on my sleep schedule I'd try to arrange an early morning trip, before the day gets too hot. There isn't much on sale at either store, but the few items that are good bargains are very good indeed, so I'd hate to miss them. It's probably a good thing there aren't more of them, though, as the larder-raiding nephew didn't come across with any money after all, so I'm really short and will have to do triage on the list again. I'll try to cut mostly the stuff he would be most likely to take.

The house is currently hideous, and while the outside isn't much better at least there is a bit of breeze so I can get some evaporative cooling. I've probably downed close to a gallon of liquids today. I'd probably have downed more but the nephew visited the kitchen this afternoon and took every last ice cube I had for his tea. After that I pretty much confined myself to room-temperature water. I didn't want to strain the refrigerator by taking more stuff out of it. If it breaks down I won't be able to afford a replacement anytime soon.

The Internet connection did most of its acting up around midday today. I don't know why, but it's been pretty reliable this evening. I'm going to give the computer a rest anyway. It's much too, too hot to stay indoors any longer. I'm going outside where it's merely much too hot.

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