July 14th, 2014

bazille_summer scene

Stick a Fork In Me

The forecast is now saying that the high temperatures for the rest of the week will be in the low nineties. It's currently 101 here, and will probably get a bit hotter before the sun goes down, so the low nineties sounds positively delightful. The nights wills till be in the high sixties, though, so I 'll still have to use some air conditioning to cool the house off in the evening or I'll never get to sleep. When I get too hot I don't fall asleep so much as just go comatose.

Last night I went comatose even with the air conditioner on, and failed to open the windows. I got them open when I woke up about half past five this morning, annoyed with myself that I had used air conditioning to keep the house at 76 when it was only about 70 outside, and I could have cooled it off much less expensively had I only gotten the windows open and turned the fan on before passing out around midnight.

Today, of course, is dismal. Stepping outside is a Hansel and Gretel moment, except that the wicked witch doesn't want me to be cooked. No, she is now a major stockholder in PG&E, and wants me to pay her a fortune for electricity so I can save my life with air conditioning. I think I'll just fool her and die.

Portia is annoying me, too. She keeps wanting to curl up on my lap every time I sit, or next to me when I'm lying down, and it's way to hot to have a furry feline furnace touching me. I'm thinking of replacing her with a nice, cold-blooded snake. I think I'll name it Popsicle.

Mmmm, Popsicles.