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Hotness [Aug. 7th, 2018|09:18 pm]
So it's back to the sweltery days and sultry nights. I haven't yet had recourse to the air conditioner, but it might be needed soon enough. We're still in the July-August billing period for electricity, and I'm dreading what the bill will be after all the air conditioning I used in the last half of July, so I'd really rather not add to it, but it might prove necessary.

The crows were behaving strangely this afternoon. One with a high-pitched caw was screeching repeatedly for about half an hour, and several others were calling back, though somewhat more calmly. I have no idea what the contretemps was about, and will probably never find out. It was rather distressing, though. I don't entirely trust birds. One never knows what they are thinking, or what they might get up to. They might be plotting to take revenge on me for the avian slaughter in which my feral cats lately engaged.

Of course the fires are still burning. There are now Wikipedia pages for both the one in Shasta County and the Mendocino fire, now the largest in California history. We haven't been smelling smoke here all the time today, but now and then there will be a whiff of it. We are not yet in Hell, but we could be classified as Hell-adjacent.

I kept thinking today was Wednesday for some reason. Perhaps i'm just subconsciously hoping for this week to be over. (Crap, I consciously want this whole summer to be over!) But I went off to look at Safeway's web site to see what was on sale this week, and looked at two pages of the ad before I realized it was the ad that ends today. I'll have to wait until morning to make out next week's list.

Evaporative cooling makes the breeze coming through my window feel almost pleasant, even though the air outside is still about as hot as it is in here. The house probably won't get below 74 degrees tonight without air conditioning. It's going to be very unpleasant sleeping.

[User Picture]From: zyzyly
2018-08-08 05:31 pm (UTC)
In a novel I recently read, crows behaving like that were often a precursor to something bad happening.
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[User Picture]From: flying_blind
2018-08-09 04:39 am (UTC)
Then this crow was probably late.
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