September 25th, 2016

caillebotte_man at his window

Swelter

That handful of cooler days last week left me ill prepared to endure the heat that returned today. It was actually pretty warm all last night, as a north wind blew in from the desert. It continued much of the day, and the temperature topped a hundred. The combination of heat, insufficient sleep last night, going shopping, and probably the bit of vodka I slipped into the cool drinks I had this afternoon, has left me pretty close to stupefied. I forgot a couple of things at the store, and am sure to miss them later in the week. Also, I keep nodding off and probably won't be able to do much for dinner. Maybe a package of ramen.

The wind has softened to a breeze, though it is still warm. Tonight will be slightly cooler than last night was, and tomorrow slightly cooler than today, and this cooling will continue thereafter, but there will not be full relief until Thursday night. I'll hope that this is summer's last outburst.

There are English people on television tonight, but I can not expect them to murder one another. Yet more disappointment. I might have another cool drink with a bit of vodka in it.


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