Tuesday, August 14, 2012


I suppose I should have expected it.  I've been bragging for so long about not having air conditioning because our ideal climate cools down so well at night.  I know we have about a week or so around the end of July beginning of August when  we have to get the fans out, but this is ridiculous!  Temperatures in the 80's and 90's with 80 - 90% humidity! 

I am melting! 

Everything  takes too much effort.  Too hot to blog.  Too hot to read.  Too hot to draw. Too hot to watch TV.  Too hot to eat. Too hot to sleep. Too hot to think.  As for getting the fans out...it was done in sheer desperation.  They were stashed away in a couple of closets and by the time I realized we were going to need them, it was already too hot, period.  This is Micronesia weather! 

Taking a shower isn't much help. It's almost too much exertion. Afterwards I flake out on the bed to cool off. But by then I'm dripping wet again. So I have raked out my one Micronesia dress -- a bit like a MuMu. I gave all my others away.  SO glad I kept this one. In Micronesia everyone walks around with a towel around their neck to keep wiping their face and neck, and it is useful for cover for the torrential rainfall they get. At least we don't get the downpours. But I am using the small towels we have accumulated from there.

The more showers I take the more clothes and towels have to be washed -- the more exertion it takes......Ah well, too much complaining as well.

Had great fun watching the exciting Olympics before the heat.  The games were EXCELLENT.

The opening event -- out of this world.  Made me proud to be British!  I have started a painting, a sort of collage of the opening event, and I will get back to it when the weather cools off.

The closing event was excruciating.  Sorry, just not my cup of tea. The John Lennon clip was excellent and I missed the Spice Girls' segment.  Just had to keep changing channels at the boring, rowdy bits.  I'm almost the Queen's generation so I can guess why she was not there. But I must say Prince Harry is an excellent substitute! In my teens, red hair, blue eyes and freckles were right up my street!  That's how I knew it was true love when I met my husband. He was not any of the above.

The END of a couple of not very good days was capped by finding out that someone had stolen our credit card number.  I think we've got it all sorted out now.  (Hours on the phone ). Fortunately we do not use credit cards very much (old fashioned I know). Nor do we do on-line banking.  I feel like the old lady who used to keep her money under the mattress or in a hole up the chimney.

So even without the heat I would not have accomplished much this week. Didn't even get any EXTRA photos for future blogs.

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Martha said...

You are the second exhausted blogger out of two. I am seeing a recurring theme here... Perhaps we are going to be more than ready for autumn and cooler temperatures.

Sadly, I watched precious little of the Olympics this time around. That television puts me right to sleep!

Carver said...

This has been an excruciating summer so many places. Excellent E post especially since you're exhausted. Carver, ABC Wed. Team

snafu said...

Sorry to hear it is exhaustingly hot and humid, but I understand the place to go is the mall under those curcumstances.
We have actually had some warm weather here for a few days, but nothing like that. Raining tomorrow according to the weather man.

Jane and Chris said...

Saturday two weeks ago was 40C,
last Saturday was 20C and raining...there is hope!
Jane x

Meryl said...

I am amazed you lasted this summer with no airconditioning. I don't like using it but I sure did this summer! Get some rest and have a great week.

Roger Owen Green said...

we had an exhausting spell, but I think/hope it's over. In the 80s the last two days.

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

photowannabe said...

Yesterday, here in the greater Sacramento area the temp. was 107F.
Now that's hot in any language!
I am so thankful for our ceiling fans and A.C. It wouldn't be very comfortable without it.
So sorry your week has been excruciating. It can only get better.

Scriptor Senex said...

Ugh - I'd collapse and never get up again in those temperatures. You have my sympathy.

Like you I thought the Opening Ceremnony was to die for and hated the closing one. Very clever, no doubt, but not my cup of tea. Perhaps it's ,=mya ge showing theough. The only bit I really enjoyed was Ray Davies doing the Kinks number, Waterloo Sunset, and I gather that wasn't shown in the US!

jabblog said...

'That's how I knew it was true love' - giggle.

I don't envy you the heat and humidity - hope it eases up soon.

Chubskulit Rose said...

I'd be exhausted to if I were you.

Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

New York Erratic said...

Bwhahaha. I've spent the summer in Alaska so I've dodged the heat. Fly back to IL today, though.

Chris H
ABC Wednesday
E is for Elephant Evolution

Lisa said...

Living in hot, humid Midwest USA, I can't imagine not having AC! We've finally cooled down from the 100F temps of the last month. I hope you get some relief soon.

Hildred said...

Exhausting post! Do hope things have cooled down for you Chris. We are up early in the cool of the day and outside in the garden until about eleven - after that we enjoy the air conditioning.

In earlier days we picked apricots in 117 degree weather in the orchard.

joanne said...

loved this entire E post,,,,,your comment are so funny!

claude said...

Excellent post, Chris, as usaually !

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

my students say, the queen jumped in her pink dress.

Alan Burnett said...

Oh if only we had that weather here. I am not greedy, just a day or two every so often, just enough to warm my old body up.