June 20th, 2021

caillebotte_man at his window

Reset Twenty, Day Forty

Saturday has been survived! The fire in Bidwell Park was contained after consuming 402 acres, and nothing else nearby has burst into flames despite the high temperature. For a while on first going out I thought my hair had spontaneously combusted, but it turned out to be just sunlight heating my head. Usually the sun is past the back yard by the time I go out, but I was out early today.

All three of the other apartments here have gotten new tenants over the last few months, and one of the guys who moved in has one of those car audio systems with a loudly thumping bass speaker, and he decided to sit in his car listening to it for a bout ten minutes right around eleven o'clock in the morning. By the time he left I was unable to go back to sleep, and I gave up trying about noon, and I've been awake ever since. I am very tired.

I actually was nodding off late in the afternoon while sitting in the hot but by then shady back yard, and intended to take a nap, but felt hungry so I made a quick snack and by the time I was done eating it my sleepiness had somehow lost its edge. As it turned out, I later had a second snack and called it dinner. Eating just isn't very enjoyable in this weather. I also found a peach I'd forgotten in the refrigerator, and would have eaten that as well, but it had gotten mold on it and even after that was cut off it tasted moldy, so I had to throw it out. I really need to get myself more organized.

One more ultra-hot day and we will be back to normal summer torridness for a few days before the next heat wave engulfs us. The summer solstice is this evening, 8:31 PM Pacific time, and Monday the 21st is the first full day of official summer in the northern hemisphere. Oh, to be in the antipodes!


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