Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Hot, Hot, Hot

Now, if it was a dance club I was referring to in my post title or perhaps even some night-time er, "extra-curriculars" it wouldn't be such a bad thing.  Unfortunately, in this case, the title is in reference to the weather here.  Yes, I know it's summer and I realize the mercury can climb but it still messes with my head that it can be just as warm here (sometimes even warmer) than down in Edmonton or Calgary.    Having spent quite a few years in northern Canada, its taken me a bit of time to readjust to hotter summers.  It wasn't until last summer that I began to feel comfortable with temperatures over 25C so I WAS on the right road though with +32C and no AC, I think I've reached the upper threshold.

Now I DO actually have an AC unit.  It's been sitting out on the back deck since I bought the place.  It was never hooked up and frankly, I never gave it much thought as I figured it wouldn't be all that necessary.  For the most part, I've managed fine without it though today I must admit to casting a few longing glances at it from the kitchen window.  Even the cat, who is usually pretty bouncy, seems rather lethargic.

At least I don't have to work today, which is a small mercy.  Given the nature of my job, even temperatures around +20C can feel downright uncomfortable under the right conditions.  Ok, well I was SUPPOSED to work today, just to finish off the last day of my shift.  Two buses usually come by my stop very close to the time I get picked up.  Now, its the second bus I'm supposed to take but for some reason, my bus came first and so without even thinking I let it pass by.  It wasn't until the second bus (for the mine) came by that I clued in to my mistake.  That plus the fact that another fellow who takes my bus from my stop all of a sudden wasn't standing there anymore.  Ooops.

I'll just blame the heat.

(And yes, I know I've been a horrible blogger the past little while.  I can't blame THAT on the heat.  But I have my regular laptop down in Edmonton getting a fix up so I'm resorting to using my old MacBook.  So once I get my baby back I should be good to go.  And hey, I get to go down to Edmonton to pick it up so I figured I might as well make a couple days out of it.  Plus, apparently, its not quite as warm down there.)


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