The fire nearby yesterday afternoon got put out pretty fast, so the town didn't burn down last night and I had to go shopping today. Had the town burned I could have avoided all the bother of going to the stores in the heat. I could have had a nap instead, though I don't know where since my house would have been gone. And had I gotten a nap this afternoon I wouldn't have fallen asleep on the couch after I got home from the stores (because neither the stores nor the couch would have existed any longer) and I would not now be posting this hasty journal entry after sleeping four hours in the hot house with its windows still closed.
Funny how things work out.
Anyway, now I have to figure out how to put my muddled brain back together, fix myself something to eat, and get through the night, and all because the town didn't burn down. It's good thing I remembered to make another tray of ice cubes today, because I have a feeling I'll be drinking a lot tonight. Probably outside, because it's going to take hours for the house to cool off.