Sunday, July 23, 2006

Havin' A Heat Wave

Temperatures have been in the 90s for the past couple days with higher than normal humidity. Its been worse in much of the country (It is topping over 100 over the passes, and on the other side of the country, Queens is without power), but it is felt here since Seattle is usually so temperate.

And that temperate nature means we don't plan for extremes in weather either direction. Arizona has air conditioning down to a science. Here? Not so much. So our general plan is to keep windows open and maybe pull the fan out of the closet. And in a land that is suddenly bereft of breezes, it is pretty durn miserable. The cats have morphed into long, flat, fur-covered pillows, and the TV room (the lowest room in the house) is now considered a safe haven.

It should all lift in a day or two, the winds returning and we getting that hot-but-not-too-hot nature that is the Seattle High Summer. But for the moment it is slow going all around.

More later,