I do understand that our situation is not unique and is, in fact, better than some, but damn it’s hot. As you can see from the early morning images it is also very, very humid. The air is heating up quickly and the fog is already burning off. Yesterday was hell and today will be worse. I may move to the basement. 🙂
A friend of mine has been carefully considering the subject of air conditioning. It’s something she wants but somehow it seemed to be well, not frivolous but a luxury which might not be worth the cost.
One of her relatives argued that “we didn’t need it when we were kids”. Always the sensitive friend, I pointed out that was more than half a century ago and climate change is real.
We did a lot to bollox up this planet and we’re paying for it. Recycling might feel like a noble and productive activity – but it’s going to take a lot more than that to undo the damage.
Pity the ones who can’t mitigate the effects on their daily lives through technology. I’m looking at parts of my walls which cut be cut out for an air conditioner. Some don’t have walls.
Am I moody today? A little. grin I have a mystery which is, I think, complicated by my age. I went to bed the other night and as I tried to go to sleep I could hear something beeping. It’s like the sound a smoke alarm makes when it wants a new battery.
It sounded like it came from the direction of my neighbour’s house so I figured they’d deal with it. After all, it must be even louder at their place.
However, I’ve been listening to this beeping for almost 3 full days now. If I walk up towards their place it disappears – it’s somewhere in or on my house. It’s isn’t inside the building – I’ve explored all three floors and can only hear it through windows in one corner or by standing on the back porch.
In fact, it seems loudest around the big bush which is home to all those hummingbirds. This makes no sense but the whole thing makes no sense. (On a cool note, when I look out one window covered by the bush I can see the little nests they’ve built.)
A friend was here and he can’t hear it – but then he’s half deaf. My tinnitus might be affecting me but I am not imagining it. Honest! I need younger ears.
My friend’s son is coming over today for some help on my computer. I plan to set him the task of tracking it down. It’s to be hoped that the solution doesn’t involve cutting that bush – hummingbirds can be vicious when annoyed.
Getting any sleep is hard enough in this weather. Having some random bit of technology harassing me seems totally unnecessary. 🙂